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The World's Most Beautiful Outrigger Canoe Race!

Next race is scheduled for August 10


The Kaua’i Outrigger Association is proud to host the annual Na Pali Challenge.

The Na Pali Challenge is a world-class outrigger canoe race that brings top paddling athletes to Kauai from far-flung locations.  It is an opportunity for wahine and kane to come together and race 37 miles down the stunning Na Pali Coast. Each team consists of 6 wahine and 6 kane. The two teams take alternating turns in the canoe, making water changes every 30 minutes.

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