One of the shortest events, but perhaps the one most enjoyed by all participants and spectators, is the Coconut Harvest.
Teams of four people strip a dinghy of the motor, gas tank, oars and everything else. Each team is allowed one swim fin per person and one bucket. Each team member must wear a life jacket.
About 500 to 600 coconuts are then released into the waters behind Volleyball Beach and on the starting signal, the teams begin to paddle the dinks using only the single swim fin per person for propulsion.
The objective is to gather as many coconuts as one can before they are all scarfed up. The bucket comes into play to attempt to flood an opponents dink so that their coconuts will float away. Of course, it is also used to bail out your dink should it become flooded.