Wednesday, 14 May 2008 15:04

Molokai 2008 – videos and photos

Ask anyone about the Molokai World Championships, and a topic of conversation sure to come up is the infamous "China Walls". 

 

Dawid Mocke, China Walls, Oahu, Hawaii 2008
Dawid Mocke ramps a wave at China Walls (Pic: Vince Bechet)

 

Published in Pacific
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 14:53

Molokai 2008 – Aussie Contingent

Well another May rolls around. It seems this same time last year was only three weeks ago and a bunch of us were telling ourselves that the winds were going to be up for the race this year.

Well that was last year and the winds weren't up, in fact even the swell was going the wrong way.

 

Tim Jacobs, Durban 2007
Tim Jacobs in Durban - 2007 (Pic: Gameplan Media)

 

Published in Pacific
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 14:15

Update from Hawaii

[Editor: Steve Woods has been in Hawaii for a couple of weeks now and sent this update through to us - apologies for taking so long to post it!  Blame the delay on the long flights and the extreme effect of the 12 hour jetlag!]

Steve Woods, Hawaii 2008
Steve Woods, Hawaii 2008

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Wednesday, 07 May 2008 04:58

Molokai Update #4 ** Updated **

Thanks to the efficiency and helpfulness of the US Consulate in Cape Town, I'm finally all systems go for Molokai...  I was beginning to think that I wouldn't have travel documents...

Oh, and here's some more info on the race...!

Published in Pacific
Wednesday, 30 April 2008 00:55

Molokai Update #3

Latest entry list, closing date, ski container to Molokai, check it out!

Molokai 2008

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Wednesday, 23 April 2008 14:41

Molokai 2008 - Update #2

Three weeks to go until the 2008 edition of the Molokai World Championships...  Here's an update on some of the logistical and other information.

Molokai World Championships 2008 Logo

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Cape Town, 15 April 2008: In one week I've gone from being depressed about my state of fitness to confident in my ability at least to finish Molokai. 

 

Bay Crossing, False Bay, Cape Town
Bay Crossing - our GPS track (I forgot to switch the GPS off!)

 

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Geoffrey Graf, general manager of the Park Shore Hotel in Waikiki, is offering Molokai paddlers a great deal - but best hurry because the rooms are going fast...

Park Shore Hotel, Waikiki
Park Shore Hotel, Waikiki

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Six weeks to go.  Six weeks until I'm standing on the beach at Kalua Koi squinting in the early morning light to see the volcanic mass which is Oahu 55kms away.  Between me and there will lie a stretch of ocean which has become iconic.  Be it on outriggers, paddleboards or surfskis, many a waterman has covered this piece of the Pacific. And in 42 days time it'll be that time again.

 

Molokai 2006
Lone paddler approaches Oahu - Molokai 2006

 

Published in Pacific
Sunday, 06 April 2008 06:47

Confessions of a Molokai Rookie

For aspiring first-timers entering the Molokai Challenge, there is no book you can buy that will tell you how to prepare, no training manual that explains what you should expect. Tips about this venerated race are obtained mostly by word of mouth. Here are some pointers and confessions from one Molokai rookie that can help shed a little light on a complicated but exciting event for those new to the Big Dance.

2006 MOLOKAI - A BANNER YEAR

Kenny Howell Molokai 2006
Kenny Howell mid-channel, Molokai 2006

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