NISH POMB0 PADDLEFEST MIAMI 2019



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Join us in honoring the lives of Mike Nishihara & Andres Pombo at the annual Nish Pombo Paddle fest  Miami

Festival is a 5 day event to be held in at Miami Rowing club on Virginia Key in sight of downtown Miami. 


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WEDNESDAY  NOV 6TH/ THURSDAY NOV7TH/FRIDAY NOV 8TH

 OUTRIGGER PADDLE CLINIC WITH JOHNNY PUAKEA & PAOLO AMEGLIO

As the founder of Puakea Designs, John is an internationally sought after canoe builder as well as a championship- winning paddling coach, whose career as a canoeing innovator and promoter has evolved with the expanding paddling sports market.

Over years of coaching, John’s own experience as an elite paddler, combined with his talent for refining technique and efficiency, have nurtured the best assets of other paddlers at the highest level of competition. After coaching the US National Kayak Team at various Olympic training centers, homesick, John moved back to Hawaii to coach various top outrigger canoe teams, including both the men’s and the women’s team for the winning Outrigger Canoe Club in Waikiki for six years.

As an exceptional technical coach, John has helped push world-class paddlers to the next level in international competition. His ability to improve the performance of already-elite paddlers also led Team Bradley to consecutive first-place finishes in the Molokai-to-Oahu Na Wahine O Ke Kai, and to the fastest crossing time by any women’s team in the history of the race. Johnny has also coached top OC1 paddlers like Jimmy Austin, Danny Ching and Lauren Spalding.

(SPACE IS LIMITED FOR INFO SEE SCHEDULE) 

 FRIDAY NOV 9TH AT 530PM

 JOIN US FOR STORY FOOD AND DRINK

TALK TBD 

             SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH 

OUTRIGGER OC6 RACE MENS/WOMENS & MIXED CREWS

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10TH 2018 

SINGLE/DOUBLE CRAFT OC1/2, SUP, SURFSKI

 The Nish Pombo Paddlefest will honor the life of local paddlersMIKE NISHIHARA (NISH)Our friend and fellow Kana Lui Outrigger paddler Mike Nishihara passed away in September 2007. At the time, we named our new (red) canoe “Mike ‘Nish’ Nishihara” and we organized a memorial paddle and lei ceremony on the water to pay our respects. In the spring of 2008 we held the first Nish Memorial race and Luau attended by his mother Rose and sister Beth. We blessed the canoe and Beth performed beautiful chants to honor Mike. Since then, we have held an annual race in his honor. 

ANDRES POMBO On August 21st, 2015 we lost fellow Sup Paddler and Waterman, Andres Pombo. He was to participate in the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, which is a huge downwind race in Oregon. During a practice run he got separated from his Fanatic SUP teammates and drowned. He was a pillar in the SFL paddle community. He was more than just another athlete. He was a giver, a gentleman someone you could count on. His happiness was contagious and the hole he left will be a tough one to fill. He was an intricate part in establishing the Special Olympics 305SUP team. Originally from Uruguay, he lived in Miami and is survived by his loving wife Luz Angela, parents and brother. The SUP community suffered a great loss that day but also learned a valuable lesson regarding water safety.

Equipment Requirements:

Each participant must wear a USCG-approved PFD (life jacket).Each participant/Canoe must also carry a signaling devise such as a whistle.Leash required for all SUP, OC1-2, Surfski, Prone, no exceptions

RACE  IS A PLASTIC FREE EVENT. PLEASE BRING REUSABLE CONTAINERS


Catch our race from last year


NISH POMBO PADDLEFEST MIAMI 2019


WEDNESDAY NOV 6TH- FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8TH 

PADDLE CLINICS WITH JOHNNY PUAKEA 

DETAILS TO FOLLOW


SATURDAY 9TH  NOVEMBER 

  5.30AM -630AM RACE SET UP  

   6.30AM-7.30AM   REGISTRATION & EQUIPMENT CHECK 

  7.30AM CAPTAINS/SAFETY MEETING

 RACES:

8.00AM  OC6 WOMENS 

10.00AM OC6 MENS 

12.00 OC6 MIXED RELAY  

      * ALL WATER ACTIVITIES FINISHED BY 2PM 

  2PM AWARDS BEGINS 

  2.30PM AWARDS END 

2PM-4PM  POST RACE LUAU AND PARTY 



SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 

  5.30AM -630AM RACE SET UP    

   6.30AM-7.30AM   REGISTRATION & EQUIPMENT CHECK 

  7.30AM CAPTAINS/SAFETY MEETING

 RACES:

8.00AM  SPECIAL OLYMPICS

8.45AM OC1-2. SURF SKI, SUP  LONG COURSE 

9.00AM OC1-2. SURF SKI, SUP SHORT COURSE 

      * ALL WATER ACTIVITIES FINISHED BY 11AM  

11AM AWARDS BEGIN 

11AM-1PM RACE LUAU & PARTY 




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