The Fourth Annual Naish Paddleboard Championship is slated to start shortly. This event is open to both prone and stand up paddlers. The race course extends 9.54 miles from Maliko Gulch along Maui’s North Shore to the Hawaiian Canoe Club inside Kahului Harbor. Aided by steady trade winds, the elite paddlers will likely cover the length of the course in just over one hour. That’s moving at a pretty brisk pace. Mere mortal paddlers will cover the course in two hours or more. The race starts at 1:00 PM. If you are along any of the North Shore beaches, keep your eyes peeled off shore for the pack of paddlers heading down the coast.