Thursday, 19 March 2009 02:37
[Editor: here is some much anticipated and requested information about Molokai 2009 from Geoff Graf.]
Saturday, 09 August 2008 04:29
Tuesday, 17 June 2008 14:49
Two hours and forty minutes into the race he covets most, Oscar Chalupsky figured he had his 12th Molokai title in the bag..
Monday, 09 June 2008 14:42
Molokai - the Holy Grail of surfski paddling! When the race organizers invited me to go to Hawaii to experience the race I leaped at the opportunity. I had a great time and a terrible race... , learnt a lot about paddling in Hawaii - and about myself.
Saturday, 24 May 2008 08:03
Oh, how I look forward to the Molo after-party. Eat what you like, drink what you like and go to bed...whenever. And of course, everybody has a story to tell. I started to tell mine to Rob before he said, I'm tired and I've got a long flight ahead of me - and I'm going to bed. But he asked me write about my race experience for surfski.info so here it is.
Monday, 19 May 2008 02:41
HONOLULU - May 18, 2008 - Tahiti's Lewis Laughlin trumped a record field of 133 paddlers in the 32-mile Epic Kayaks Molokai World Championships today, repeating his victory of last year but under vastly different conditions to prove he's a paddling force to be reckoned with. Feeling right at home in light to moderate trade-winds and a small wind swell of two feet, Laughlin, 37, finished 19 minutes outside of the race record in a time of 3 hours, 40 minutes and 26 seconds. The 6'2" Tahitian looked comfortable and relaxed at the finish despite having survived a strong charge home that saw the top four finishers all cross the line within a period of two minutes. The record time of 3:21:26 was set by Australian Dean Gardner in 1997.
Saturday, 17 May 2008 12:46
The National Weather Service forecast for the Kaiwi Channel still says that there will be a 10kt breeze coming from the east - with some tiny waves... But it looks as though it's going to be a hot, long paddle (for the back markers at any rate).
Friday, 16 May 2008 17:05
Herman Chalupsky claims that the real reason he aims to finish first at any race is to ensure that there's no one ahead of him in line at the pub.
Thursday, 15 May 2008 15:40
There's no doubt that Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places on earth to paddle; and I can't wait to experience for myself the crossing from Molokai to Oahu across the Kaiwi Channel. Here are some personal impressions of the trip so far...