NISH POMBO PADDLEFEST MIAMI
Saturday November 19th 2016
Kana Lui Miami Outrigger Canoe Club,
Blue World Paddle Surf and Skate
SOS save Our Sisters Dragonboat team
for more info
The Nish Pombo will honor the lives of local paddlers
Mike Nishihara and Andres Pombo
The race will be held at Miami Rowing club and paddlers will paddle distances ranging from 2.5-10 miles. The outrigger (OC6) course will take paddlers along Brickell Key, by Fisher Island, and around Virginia Key. The (OC1-2, SUP/SurfSKI,Prone) race will feature a recreational race of 2.5 miles and a elite race of 8.5 miles around Virginia key.
The proceeds from this year’s race will benefit
SOS Save our Sisters
Dragon Boat Team.
Save Our Sisters (SOS) is a non-profit organization, and South Florida’s first Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Racing team.A survivor group whose focus is on living, rather than on the disease that brought them together. Team SOS members are from all walks of life, range in age from 30s to 70s with varied interests and fitness levels. SOS offers an active, health-giving, life affirming opportunity for breast cancer survivors.
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.
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.
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
URBANO HOTEL BRICKELL MIAMI
( located 5 mins from race start)
For race event attendees a special rate of
King Bedroom: $135 + 13% tax
Double Bedroom: $145 + 13% tax
The rate includes:
- Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Fitness Center access
- Business Center access
- 50% Off our valet parking
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Please mention you are attending the NISH POMBO event