The Kaua’i Outrigger Association is proud to be hosting the Annual Na Pali Challenge. Each year paddlers from the Hawaiian Islands and abroad gather on Kaua’i for this unique race. It is an opportunity for kane and wahine to come together for a race down the enchanting Na Pali Coast. Each team consist of 6 kane and 6 wahine. The two teams take turns in the canoe, making water changes every 30 minutes.
The race starts in the beautiful town of Hanalei on the North Shore. With a Le-Mans start the teams are off to make it around the Na Pali. On the way down the teams will pass some of the most beautiful coastline in Hawaii, going past majestic cliffs, sea caves and arches. You will come around the West Side of the island with the finish at Waimea Pier for a distance of 38 miles.