Mariko Strickland claims SUP honors at the Na Pali Race

August 7, 2013

Naish sends out huge congratulations to Mariko Strickland and Kaeo Abbey, who have once again, claimed SUP honors with their 1st place finishes at the 17-mile Na Pali Race. Mariko paddled steady & strong to defend her elite title in the Women’s 14’ SUP Class, finishing in a remarkably fast time of 3:26:06 on her Naish Javelin 14’0 LE.

“I was “cheehooing” down the coast!!! Whether it’s flat or roaring waters, the Na Pali coast never fails to provide an unforgettable experience. This year the waters along one of the 7 wonders of the world was alive and running!”

-Mariko Strickland

Big ups also go out to Naish’s Noa Ginella who also finished in a solid 4th place on his Naish Javelin 14′ LE with a time of 3:18:08.

The Na Pali Race stretched from Haena Beach Park along the Na Pali Coast, finishing at the Polihale State Park, Kauai, Hawaii. The Na Pali Race is an unforgettable paddling experience filled with amazing mountain backdrops, caves, and crystal clear waters mixed with strong currents, strong winds, and dangerous ocean conditions.

Stoked for you two!

Photos courtesy of Bryce Johnson