The Namotu World Paddle Challenge Fiji

Air Pacific and Waterman League Agree to Partner to Present The Namotu World Paddle Challenge Fiji

The Namotu World Paddle Challenge Fiji, presented by Air Pacific, will make Stand Up Paddling history as the sports most dynamic event.

Los Angeles, CA- August 22, 2011- Air Pacific, Fiji’s International Airline, has announced a partnership with Waterman League to be official sponsor of the Namotu World Paddle Challenge Fiji from November 13-18, 2011. To support the growth and diversity of Stand Up Paddling (SUP) – one of the world’s fastest growing sports- Air Pacific is offering free carriage of 12’6’’ surfboards to beautiful Nadi, Fiji and discounts on airfares when booking online at*

“Air Pacific is honored to be bringing this exciting event to our own backyard,’ said Dave Pflieger, the airline’s Managing Director and CEO. “The ocean is an integral part of Fiji’s everyday life and an essential experience for tourists. We strongly believe that the Namotu World Paddle Challenge Fiji will not only bring visitors directly to the event but also ignite the SUP momentum here, both on local and international fronts.”

The Namotu World Paddle Challenge will feature The Race to Namotu, a 19-mile race, The Surf Slalmon, a dynamic and technical surf competition, and Cloudbreak a special competition featuring top athletes including Paddleboard World Champions Kai Lenny and Jamie Mitchell and legends Dave Kalama and Robby Naish, just to name a few. It will also feature a youth clinic, held by pros, that will give underprivileged children in Fiji a chance to experience this popular sport. An Opening Ceremony on November 13 at the InterContinental Resort will kickoff the 6-day event.

For more information and for specific details regarding the event and Air Pacific’s special promotions, please visit

Entry fee is US $100 and it provides each participant with a VIP pass to all social events, entry to all races, access to the Vonu Beer benefits and much more. For specific details and for questions regarding entries please email or visit

*Free carriage of one 12’6 race board per booking where origin is Los Angeles, Honolulu, Auckland, Christchurch, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Hong Kong. Airfare is subject to availability and is for specific travel dates only. Please visit website for availability.

Air Pacific, Fiji’s international airline, has been connecting the world with the South Pacific for 60 years, awarded ‘Best Airline in the South Pacific’ by readers of Global Traveler Magazine for the 3rd year running. The natural island warmth of the cabin crew will ensure the journey to the destination begins with a smile. Air Pacific’s fleet of Boeing 747’s, 767 and 737’s fly between Fiji (Nadi) and North America (Honolulu, Los Angeles), Australia (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane), New Zealand (Auckland and Christchurch), Asia (Hong Kong) and the Pacific Islands (Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Kiribati). All flights allow a Fiji stopover and include meals, beverages, checked baggage and in-flight entertainment.

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