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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.

 

Congratulations to this Year’s Mens SUP Champion, Andrew Logreco

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Cruising into Polihale beach with a time of 3:12:25, Andrew Logreco wins this year’s mens SUP championship.

Andrew Logreco wins the Na Pali Race for Mens SUP.

2014 Na Pali Race Results

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Full list of results can be seen here: 2014 Na Pali Race Results

Main Events and Prize Money Winners listed below:

OC-1 Women Overall top 3

OC-1 Women 3rd

Margie Goodno, 3:45:06, $50

OC-1 Women 2nd

Alana Goo, 2:55:20, $100

OC-1 Women 1st

Lauren Denton, 2:43:49, $250

OC-1 Men Overall top 3

OC-1 Men 3rd

Sebastian Romero, 2:32:23, $125

OC-1 Men 2nd

Danny Sherd, 2:24:44, $250

OC-1 Men 1st

Jesse Palumbo, 2:20:19, $500

Surfski 

Men Surfski

Surfski Men 3rd

Dylan Thomas, 2:18:59, $250

Stock Paddleboard Main Event

Stock Paddleboard 5th Place

Govi Tillotson, 3:53:14, $200

Stock Paddleboard 4th Place

Kamuela Aea, 3:48:15, $300

Stock Paddleboard 3rd Place

Kurt Lager 3:26:02, $400

Stock Paddleboard 2nd Place

Hogan Kania, 3:24:05, $600

Stock Paddleboard 1st Place Champion

Jackson Maynord 3:20:21 $1,200

Women SUP Main Event

Women Stand Up Paddle 5th Place

Beth Carter, 5:03:22, $100

Women Stand Up Paddle 4th Place

Jennifer Fratze, 4:57:13, $150

Women Stand Up Paddle 3rd Place

Nicole Madosik, 4:51:38, $200

Women Stand Up Paddle 2nd Place

Laura Birse, 4:26:42, $300,

Women Stand Up Paddle Champion 1st

Penelope Strickland, 3:39:05, $600

SUP Stock 14′ Main Event

Stand Up Paddle 5th Place

Kaea Abbey, 3:25:21, $200

Stand Up Paddle 4th Place

Noa Ginnella, 3:32:46, $300

Stand Up Paddle 3rd Place

Thomas Maximus, 3:30:55, $400

Stand Up Paddle 2nd Place

Armie Armstrong 3:17:38, $600

Stand Up Paddle Champion 1st

Andrew Logreco, 3:12:25, $1,200

Na Pali Coast ‘Ohana Awards check dontation on behalf of race and participants $2,875

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Start Times

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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.

Category Group 1- Fun Run
Category Group 2- Surfboard SUP
Category Group 3- Teams (3 Team Mix SUP)
Category Group 4- Paddleboard (PB) Unlimited and Stock Class
Category Group 5- SUP Men 12’6, 14’, UL
Category Group 6- SUP Women 12’6, 14’, UL
Category Group 7- OC1
Category Group 8- OC2
Category Group 9- Surf Ski

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

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, twiitter 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 between 8:30 and 10:00 am Race Jersey, board decal, body mark.

For a light variable wind forecast start times will be up to 3 hours earlier departure.
For light trade winds forecast races will start up to 2 hours earlier.
Trade winds 10-15 mph start will be up to 1 hour earlier.
Typical trade wind 15-20 mph or more times are as follows:

Heat # and Start Time:
Category Group

Pule 9:00 am
Na Pali Coast ‘Ohana

Heat 1- 10:00 am
Group 1- Fun Run
Ultimate Fun Run Huaka’i

Heat 2- 11:00 am
Group 2- Surfboard SUP
Group 3- 3 Team Mix SUP

Heat 3- 11:30 am
Group 4- Paddleboard Unlimited and Stock
Group 5- SUP Men 12’6, 14’, UL
Group 6- SUP Women 12’6, 14’, UL

Heat 4- 12:00 pm
Group 7- OC1
Group 8- OC2
Group 9- Surf Ski

Announcing the Ultimate Fun Run Huaka’i

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

This year we are proud to announce the Huaka’i “Ultimate Fun Run”. The course for this event is to visit three check points along the way and experience the magic of Na Pali as well as be in a non competitive part of the event for prizes.

This is the best way to be a part of the event, have the safety of the escort boats and lifeguards, check the Na Pali Race paddle off your bucket list, share the camaraderie of other like minds on boards and canoes, and visit the sources that will keep you energetically and spiritually charged!

More info on Huaka’i from Kel Ho of Na Pali Coast ‘Ohana

Huaka`i

This year’s race includes raising awareness of the concept and practice of huaka’i. This can be roughly translated as journey or a trip with a focused intent and purpose. It is usually seen as a spiritual journey, pilgrimage, path of awakening and takes the participant to sacred places that nourish their souls and spirits. For those interested in approaching the Na Pali Race this way there will be a discussion of the protocols and concept before the start.

Some basic guidelines to consider –

  • Prepare yourself beforehand both inside and out- take time to reflect on your life and cultivate gratitude for your family, teachers and guides as a foundation, look honestly into your life to see what needs to be released or brought into balance, stretch and strengthen your souls and spirits just as you have prepared physically.
  • I was taught that the shape of huaka`i is circular, that it begins and ends at home- look at ways that your family and community can be strengthened by the journey and experiences when you return. Humility prepares us to enter the state of awe which brings us home to humility
  • Use all your senses, quiet mind, body and spirit to be in relationship with the place and spaces of your journey and move through, the intention is to experience a connectiveness and unity, to expand the sense of self to include the environment we dwell in, stewardship arises naturally form this place.
  • Recognize the part your awareness, focus and intention plays in this practice- one can approach any activity in daily life with the same reverence

 

*This division will be based on amount of entries and ocean conditions for the day. If conditions are dangerous, new course will be decided. Paddlers will also be screened for abilities level to promote a safe event.

napalirace.com/signup

Announcing The Ultimate Fun Run Huaka'i

Announcing The Ultimate Fun Run Huaka’i