Na Pali Race 2017

By Marina Miller

Na Pali Race 2017

Na Pali Race is one special day of the year where paddle enthusiasts can get together and enjoy the coastline and have a great day on the water.

This race is the chance of a life time. The strength and endurance required by athletes of this race as well as the beauty and changing conditions make this an incredible event.
The Na Pali Race this year had over 134 racers with the majority of them in the OC-1 division with 66 entries. Prone and SUP racers counted for 47 racers. 

 Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Opening ceremonial blessing

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Event coordinator Evan Valiere and family

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Kaiwi Berry from O'ahu

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Dustin Barca providing safety services.

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast, Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan ValiereHolupuni at the start of the race in Haena.

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere, syrus

Syrus Melandish throwing a mid race shaka.

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere, foil, foil fun run

Armie Armstrong doing a foil fun run

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere, elliott leon

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, sup, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere, kirk

Honolulu Lifeguard Kirk Ziegler

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere, kore

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan ValiereNa Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Bruce Stine

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere, elliott leon

Elliott Leon near the finish

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Finish line at Polihale 

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere, elliott leonFinishing strong!

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Healthy refreshments from Tamba for all the racers

Na Pali Race, Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Holupuni, Sailing, Canoe, race, Haena Beach Park, Na Pali Coast,Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii, Evan Valiere

Mahalo Evan for all your hard work!

Race results links:

Paddle crafts

Prone and SUP

For more information on the race or if you would like to donate to the Na Pali Coast 'Ohana you can reach them through the website: napalirace.com



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