Kauai World Challenge (KWC) Solo Relay Prep
Sunday, April 30 – Wednesday, May 3 2023
$750 usd (*We supply canoe)
$650 usd (*Supply your own canoe)
*Paddlers must supply their own leash, paddles and life-jackets, and complete the online waiver form.
*IMPORTANT* 2023 KWC Solo/Relay Race has not been confirmed yet!
This will be an intermediate/advanced clinic to prepare you for the Kauai World Challenge Solo Relay. It will be a great clinic to take for anyone new to Kauai or first time racing KWC, for seasoned paddlers that want to gain an advantage over their competitors by getting some runs in, or for anyone that just wants to get some Kauai surfing runs in. You must have prior ocean paddling experience, and be very comfortable in open water, and a strong swimmer.
We’ll go over the race course and transitions, show you the optimal lines to take, plus tips on the take offs and landings. We will go over some theory and technique as well and then put all that knowledge to good use by doing practice runs along the race course so there are no surprises come race day.
The canoes will likely be, but not limited to Ares, Pueo, and doubles such as Gemini. The canoes are checked and are in top quality condition. Visit Kai Wa’a and Kamanu Composites for more details on some of the outrigger canoes we use.
***IMPORTANT – canoe rental for the race is $100usd including trailering and are in limited supply and therefore available in order of payment for the clinic.
Ask about a group rate if you have 6 or more paddlers!
*NOTE: We reserve the right to modify clinics into private or semi-private lessons at lesson rates if we don’t have a minimum of 6 paddlers attending a clinic. In the very unlikely event we have to cancel, we will refund your full cost of the clinic. If you need to cancel up to 2 months prior to the scheduled start date of a clinic, we will refund the full amount minus any admin fees charged to us, unless it affects the minimum participation requirement in which case the refund will be 50% minus admin fees. If you cancel within two months of a clinic start date then the refund will be 50% minus admin fee since most of the fixed costs for the clinic will have been paid for and cannot be reimbursed. During the clinic, paddlers are responsible for any damages to the boats they are using. If there are damages, then the instructor or management will determine if the boat needs to be completely replaced or can be repaired.
**Please also note that even for our novice clinics, paddlers must still have adequate experience on an outrigger and must pass the instructors assessment including demonstrating a remount to be permitted to paddle in the open ocean. If you fail the assessment then please note that we won’t be able to refund, but we will try to accommodate a paddling experience in safe protected waters which may have additional costs if a private instructor is required.