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Molokai Update ** Race Format Changed **

Sunday, 05 April 2009 11:57 |

The Global Financial Crisis has hit the Molokai World Championships!  The race reverts to previous format - read on for details.


Molokai 2009 Update

Thursday, 19 March 2009 04:37 |

[Editor: here is some much anticipated and requested information about Molokai 2009 from Geoff Graf.]


Molokai Challenge on Ocean Paddler TV

Saturday, 09 August 2008 06:29 |

Earlier this year, a new TV show was launched in Hawaii - Ocean Paddler TV...  The latest episode features the 2008 Molokai Challenge presented by Epic.  This is a must watch show...

MOLOKAI ‘08: Bigger, Better, Harder - The Glickman Report

Tuesday, 17 June 2008 16:49 |


Lewis Laughlin Molokai 2008
Lewis wins Molokai 2008 (Hank McGregor behind) (Pic: Vince Bechet)


Two hours and forty minutes into the race he covets most, Oscar Chalupsky figured he had his 12th Molokai title in the bag..

My Molokai (or the view from the back of the fleet)

Monday, 09 June 2008 16:42 |

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.

Rob Mousley Molokai 2008
Yep, that's exactly how I felt! (Pic: Vince Bechet)

Molokai 2008 Observations from the back of the (front) pack

Saturday, 24 May 2008 10:03 |

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 so here it is.

Dean Gardiner Molokai 2008
Dean Gardiner (Pic: Vince Bechet)

Tahiti's Laughlin Wins Second Consecutive Epic Kayaks Molokai Title ** plus results **

Monday, 19 May 2008 04:41 |


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.

Molokai 2008 - pre-race

Saturday, 17 May 2008 14:46 |

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).

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Paddler Profile: Herman Chalupsky

Friday, 16 May 2008 19:05 |

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.

Herman Chalupsky Dubai 2007
Herman pips brother Oscar in Dubai - 2007 (Pic: Alain Jaques)

Molokai 2008 - personal impressions

Thursday, 15 May 2008 17:40 |

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...

Molokai 2008
The view from my hotel room...

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