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Nish Paddle Fest Miami 2019
November 9 @ 12:00 am - November 10 @ 12:00 am EST
NISH PADDLEFEST MIAMISaturday November 9th & Sunday November 10th 2019 Presented by Kana Lui Miami Outrigger Canoe Club A portion of the proceeds from this year’s race will benefit 305 Special Olympics The Nish Paddlefest will honor the life of local paddlerMike Nishihara 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. 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