10th Annual NS Air Koa Nui Championship
March 11 - 12, 2017
Friday March 3rd - Last day to enter online and avoid late fees.
March 4 - 11 Late fees apply
Submitted by mkulukul on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 2:04pm
$1000 Prize Money
OC1 Overall Men: $250, $150, $100
OC1 Overall Women: $250, $150, $100
Prizes from Makana Ali'i, Viper Fins, Island Paddler, Bud Light
Makana Ali'i paddle raffle
Food provided by Duke's Waikiki
Friday March 3 last day to avoid late entry fee
Register now at
Thu, 03/02/2017 - 9:09am
Koa Nui course change
Start and finish in Hawaii Kai
Registration still at The Shack Hawaii Kai Saturday 7:30-9:00
Saturday only Long
Stage 1 - Marina Time trial
Stage 2 - Out and In or maybe up the Wall depending on the wind
Stage 3 (Sunday) - Maybe up The Wall
Short course is on Sunday only and will go up the wall
Conditions are a blessing, but when you miss church your wind prayers can go unheard. And the body, as with church, neglect training and it ceases to perform miracles. But fear not those who paddle only when ke akua sends wind blessings. If you paddle in Hawaii, you should know about an area that is Hawaii's true paddling gem.
Where Koko Head greets the Kaiwi channel at the southern tip of Oahu, there is a sacred stretch of cliffs named Kawaihoa, known as "The Wall." It is truly Hawaii's natural bump brewery, and the only place on the island that generates ocean swell activity in the absence of strong winds. It's where Oahu's plunging sea cliffs meet rising and draining tides and swell energy from every direction. Add in heat and a slight onshore convection breeze and you've got a recipe for some fun bumps to paddle in. While the rest of the Island waters lay still and oil slicked, you can usually bet that Kawaihoa will gurgle up something.
And if not? Well we're paddlers so let's...
Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:35pm
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