The final countdown is now underway for the launch of the 2012 Stand Up World Series with the spectacular Namotu World Paddle Challenge Fiji, presented by Air Pacific. Held in the magnificent surroundings that only Fiji can provide, the Namotu World Paddle Challenge will welcome the very best paddlers in the world to its shores from November 13th – 18th, 2011.
The InterContinental Resort to play host to the kids
The beautiful InterContinental Resort will host a unique youth clinic based on the original Na kama Kai clinics, providing both underprivileged and other Fijian youth with an opportunity to get on a board and experience the wonders of Stand Up Paddling at the pristine Natadola Beach in the company ofthe sport’s legends.
All the attention will then turn to the hotel itself for the authentic Cultural Opening Ceremony in true Fijian style, in the presence of the athletes, the organization and Fijian dignitaries and sponsors of this groundbreaking event.
The Race to Namotu: a spectacular 19 mile downwinder
Monday 14th November will play host to the first dramatic challenge of the Namotu World Paddle Challenge presented by Air Pacific, as the athletes embark on a 19 mile downwind race from the InterContinental Resor at Natadola Beach to Namotu Island.
Following some of the most beautiful coastline in the world, this 1st leg of Stop 1 on the 2012 Stand Up World Series will challenge the athletes endurance, ocean riding skills and racing expertise, as amongst the very best paddlers in the world will battle it out for the top spot.
Competing on the Official Stand Up World Series 12’6 class, the athletes will have to dig deep to cross the line first….stay tuned to www.standupworldseries.com for the highlights from this epic race.