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NEW colada All participants will receive a commemorative hand-blown glass fishing float and race t-shirt fruit refreshers with HYDRATING coconut water L I M E C OL A D A OLA DA T ROPICA L C P I Ñ A COL A DA LL 2RFVUNGS E I S f ma t oachfsrullisize in e 38 PACIFIC PADDLER JUNE 2015 The Ka Iwi Coast Run & Walk will hold its 3rd annual event on Sunday, August 30, 2015. This unique race provides an opportunity for participants of all ages to embrace the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and Ka Iwi coastline on the southeast shore of O`ahu. The race permits an unprecedented road closure for the coastal highway from Sandy Beach to Maunalua Bay, allowing participants to see the sites at their own pace. Natural landmarks and historic places along the course include Awawamalu (Sandy Beach), Kaloko (Alan Davis), Hanauma Bay, Halona (The Blow Hole), Kawaihoa (Portlock), Maunalua Bay, and views of Kuapa fishpond (Koko Marina). Registration is $40 (12 years & under and 65+ is $30). All entries must be postmarked by Aug. 26; or register at Race participants can expect the traditional daybreak start with the rising sun accompanied by a Hawaiian 'oli (chant) to mark the beginning of the race at 6:15 a.m. Free shuttle service will be provided from Hawaii Kai Park & Ride from 4:30 a.m. to the start of the race at Sandy Beach. The finish is a short 4-mile distance to the Hui Nalu Canoe Club halau on the shores of Maunalua Bay in Hawai`i Kai. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the race. All participants will receive a commemorative hand-blown glass fishing float and race t-shirt. A huge proponent of the race is Hui Nalu Canoe Club's head coach Denise Darval-Chang. "The growing success of the last two years has been incredible! The Ka Iwi Coast is a special place and having the ability to share it through an event for all ages gives a rare opportunity for everyone to enjoy our magnificent landscape." Darval-Chang, who is a lifelong resident of O`ahu and a 35+ year paddler of the Kaiwi Channel went on to say, "We are deeply committed to the community and environment that surrounds our club and we are proud to act as stewards of this impressive coastline. The foremost goal of this event is to continue our educational efforts and boost awareness of our precious aina and Hawai`i Island culture." Proceeds from the race benefit Hui Nalu Canoe Club, a 501(c)3 organization that provides ocean-based learning activities with an approach that integrates traditional outrigger canoe paddling, cultural and environmental awareness and stewardship, health, and education while celebrating the strength and importance of the community and 'ohana (family). The event brings together members, businesses and local non-profits from the Hawai'i Kai community to educate the general public on how to preserve and protect Ka Iwi's natural resources. The idea for the race was a vision of Kelly Fey, long-time Hui Nalu paddler and lifelong Hawai'i Kai resident and community advocate.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pacific Paddler — June 2015

Kala Kukea Challenge
Scott Hawaii State 'Champs'
OluKai Ho'olaule'a
After the Kala'iomalulani Race
Kalei Hahookele
Kauai World Challenge
Ka Iwi Coast Run & Walk
Allstate Oahu Championship
Just got to paddle - Billy Loa
Wounded Warrior Regatta
Basic Stretches for Paddlers

Pacific Paddler — June 2015