NISH POMBO PADDLEFEST MIAMI 2018

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

 

Wednesday  Nov 7th/ Thursday Nov 8th/Friday Nov 9th

3 day outrigger paddle clinic with Johnny Puakea & Paolo Ameglio

(space is limited) 

 

Friday Nov 9th at 530pm

 Join us for a talk and barbecue with

Kawika Crivello "ocean man" from Hawaii and stories of the Hukole'a

All welcome

 

Saturday November 10th OUTRIGGER OC6 Race Mens/Womens & Mixed crews

Sunday November 11th 2018 SINGLE/double CRAFT OC1/2 SUP, Surfski

Presented by 

Kana Lui Miami Outrigger Canoe Club

Join us in honoring the lives of Mike Nishihara and Andres Pombo at the annual Nish race, now in its 17th Year ( 2nd year of Nish Pombo).

 

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 The Nish Pombo will honor the lives of local paddlers 

Mike Nishihara and Andres Pombo

MIKE 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

 

NISH POMBO PADDLE FEST MIAMI 2018

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 

 

WEDNESDAY 7TH THURSDAY 8TH FRIDAY 9TH

3 DAY PADDLE CLINIC WITH JOHNNY PUAKEA & PAOLO AMEGLIO

LIMITED SPACE 

DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED 

 

FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER

JOIN US TO TALK STORY AND BARBECUE WITH

KAWIKA CRIVELLO " OCEAN MAN"  FROM HAWAII

WITH STORIES OF PADDLING AND THE HUKOLE'A

530PM-8PM 

 

SATURDAY 10TH 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 130PM

  2PM AWARDS BEGINS 

2PM-4PM  POST RACE LUAU AND PARTY 

 

SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

  5.30AM -630AM RACE SET UP ·       

   6.30AM-7.30AM   REGISTRATION & EQUIPMENT CHECK 

  7.30AM CAPTAINS/SAFETY MEETING

  RACES:

8.00AM  SPECIAL OLYMPICS

8.30AM SUP LONG COURSE (MENS & WOMENS) 

8.45AM OC1-2. SURF SKI LONG COURSE ( MENS & WOMENS) 

9.00AM SUP SHORT COURSE (MENS & WOMENS) 

      * ALL WATER ACTIVITIES FINISHED BY 11AM  

11AM AWARDS BEGIN 

11AM-1PM POST RACE LUAU AND PARTY 

SPONSORED BY 

 

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