Paddlers brave showers at John Kekua Jr. regatta

Kawaihae Canoe Club's Women Freshmen crew round their flag amid rain showers at Saturday's regatta. (CONNOR WHITT/ Tribune-Herald)

Paddlers had to take on less-than-ideal weather conditions for the first time this season at Kamehameha Canoe Club’s John Kekua Jr. regatta on Saturday in Hilo Bay.