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Watch the Na Pali Race 2016

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Na Pali Race 7 Results

Monday, August 8th, 2016

https://paddleguru.com/races/NaPaliRace2016

A few things to know

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Please learn your racer number, it makes check in process easier and quicker. Please write your racer number on your arm upon check in so that it is clear at the finish line. This helps the results.

Haena set up is simple. Please bring all your pre-race necessities and hydration.

At Polihale finish we have shade tents, water and Purps Hydration and Fuel drinks.

There will be food, music and drink at awards.

Polihale is very hot, stay hydrated.

Please be aware to not block any traffic at Polihale when we are loading the boards and equipment at the end of the day. There are other park users and we need to be aware not to hinder other beach users and traffic.

Please no driving on the beach. It has been requested many times by our state permit that we do not drive on the beach for this event.

More updates to come…

Schedule Na Pali Race 2016

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Na Pali Race 2016 Schedule

Check in 10 am – 11 am

Pule 11:30 am

Fun Run 12:00 pm

SUP and Prone Paddleboard Race 12:20 pm

OC1/2 Surfski Race 12:40 pm

Holopuni Sailing Canoe Race 1:00 pm

Finish at Polihale 3:00-4:30 pm

Awards, food, music 5:00-9 pm

Safety Update 2016

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Safety plan
Leash rule! All boards and vessels need to be attached to the participant by a high quality and strong leash. No one is faster than a strong wind and situations can become extremely dangerous very quickly. Please be prepared and where a solid leash. This rule will be strictly enforced at start line.
This year there are no race jerseys so please wear something very bright for safety.
Outside line has not been proven to be faster.
The nature of the event is that as soon as we come around this corner at Ke’e the race gets extremely spread out. Although we have great and highly experienced boat captains, sometimes people can not be seen over such a vast field. Therefore for your own safety it is advised to take our recommended line which is close enough to shore to get to land if you need to, but also far enough away so that you are not paddling in the turbulence or refractions a from the surf bouncing off the cliffs.
There is a typically a strong head current near Hanakoa, approximately 2-3 miles into race.
If you are new to this race when you first take off around the corner the furthest mountain ridges are near Miloli’i. That is approximately the 12 mile mark. After Miloli’i there is a long stretch that is typically in the lee of the wind. At this point you will be able to see Polihale Beach and finish line.
Anther benefit of the inside line is that there is more potential to be seen because of commercial kayaks, boat tours, beach users, hikers and campers, and beaches which make it easier to be seen or easier to get to shore.
If in distress always stay near the your board or vessel if it is floating, there will be more to be seen and to float on.
Always paddle straight to land first then parallel if there is no safe entry onto shore.
If you are out of the race for any reason and safe,  or in distress please call our radio to channel 10 so that we can respond. This communication is important so that we do not start a search for someone that is already safe on land. So if you pull out or withdraw from the race for any reason please call vhf radio channel 10 to report at the first chance you get.
Also please look out for your fellow participants. If there is someone in trouble or hurt please make it a priority to help them.
Hoping to continue a safe event for all.
Thank you.

Na Pali Race 2016 Update

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Na Pali Race 2016 Update

We are looking forward to this years great race! The Na Pali Coast is such an amazing place no matter how you get to enjoy it. The strength and endurance required by athletes of this race as well as the beauty and changing conditions make this an incredible event. We’re hoping for great conditions and good safe times on the water this year.

Here’s a few things to know. Most of the function and coordination and start time procedures will be similar to previous years, but the best place to tune in to those updates is our Facebook page and instagram, where the updates will and info will be posted regularly.

This year we are not planning on allotting prize money to event winners unless we have an overwhelming entry turnout in specific divisions, or the event overall. Prizes are more limited this time as well because of the huge effort it takes to reach out to sponsorship parties. But other than that it will be an awesome event, good times, great people and beautiful day on the water.

Also please be aware that we will not be providing race jerseys so it is important to wear your brightest ocean gear for safety. Once underway the race field turns into a large spread and therefore it is in your own best interest to wear your brightest safety gear so that our boats and lifeguards have best chances of finding you in case of an emergency. It is also advised to look into a small safety kit that can be fastened to your craft including a whistle, a small mirror or cd, and a small red tarp that can unfold for high visibility. These kits can be found online.

Board caddying and event services such as inter island shipping can be found on our connect page in the menu bar above.

There is an new and exciting division with the Three person Holopuni Sailing Canoes to add to the event and experience of the conditions along the coast. Please feel free to email Nick Beck if interested at ncbeck@vfr.net.

Hope to see you there!

Thank you and aloha,
Evan

New Division: Holopuni Three Person Sail/ Paddle

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

We are excited to add this new and fun division to the event!

Please contact Nick Beck to reserve a a Holopuni Three person Sailing Canoe. Limited availability, first come first served:

ncbeck@vfr.net

 

 

Photos from the 2015 Na Pali Race

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Here are some photos from the 2015 6th Annual Na Pali Race. Check back here as we update our albums:

 

Mike Coots- https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.873200346095854.1073741827.126421007440462&type=3

2015 Na Pali Race Results

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Click here to view the 2015 Na Pali Race Results

Race Starts and Every thing you need to know about the 2015 Na Pali Race

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Here is the tentative start schedule for the 2015 Na Pali Race. Always stay tuned to our facebook page for any changes- facebook.com/napalirace

Schedule for heat start times subject to change if wind conditions are forecast to be light or variable. For typical trade wind see schedule below.

In case of poor or dangerous conditions event will be cancelled or postponed.

We should have a good idea of wind conditions 3 days out. Stay tuned to @napalirace on Facebook, Instagram, twitter and website for updates. The reason for late departures is to take full advantage of downwind run. Also, a trade wind later in the day will consistently fill in along the coastline’s many valleys.

Check in: 9-10 am

Pule 10:00 am
Na Pali Coast ‘Ohana

Race safety, course, and rules briefings are after pule.

Heat 1- 10:30 am
Group 1- Fun Run
Ultimate Fun Run Huaka’i

Heat 2- 11:30 am
Group 2- Surfboard SUP
Group 3- 3 Team Mix SUP

Heat 3- 12:00 am
Group 4- Prone Paddleboard Unlimited and Stock
Group 5- SUP Men 12’6, 14’, UL
Group 6- SUP Women 12’6, 14’, UL

Heat 4- 12:30 pm
Group 7- OC1
Group 8- OC2
Group 9- Surf Ski

We have posted a ton of info on our facebook page. Scroll down over the last month to catch up. Some things of importance are:

Oahu to Kauai and other shipping and trailer services.

Mandatory leash rule. All competitors on every type of craft in this event need to wear a leash.

There is a buoy within the first mile from the start line. All competitors must pass within this buoy, or they will receive a DNF course.

All further questions can be directed to us on our facebook page in a post marked “Everything you need to know about the 2015 Na Pali Race”.

Bring your own water and energy food for pre-race. There will be a lot of milling around for check in. Hang out, relax and enjoy before your race starts.

Check in process will be as follows:

We will be calling up first races to launch in first priority. After we check them in we will call up next races.

Look up your race number. Know your number for a smooth process.

Report your number to Master Check in event staff.

Receive your bib number.

Receive your race jersey.

Receive your 2 donation drawing tickets for entering and if you would like to purchase more, or already have receive those tickets here too. Put your name and phone number on each ticket and place them in a bin.

On the start line we will be checking leashes. So make sure you have one or you will be asked to get one or not to participate.

Have fun and be safe on the paddle.