Results by tag: molokai

Dean Gardener wins Hekili Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:45 |

Palm Cove, Cairns. Dean Gardener, fresh from his incredible 4th placing in this year’s Moloka’i Challenge took line honors in Sunday’s 40km downwind epic between Northern Queensland’s Palm Cove and Port Douglas, in sweet South Easterly downwind conditions.

Molokai – videos and overall race report

Sunday, 27 May 2012 13:53 |

Covering the distance of 52km from Kaluakoi resort on the beautiful island of Molokai across the open water of the Kaiwi Channel to Hawaii Kai Town Center on the island of Oahu, this is Molokai, arguably the most prestigious single event in surfski paddling.

Molokai: Chalupsky makes it number 12!

Monday, 21 May 2012 08:17 |

Oscar Chalupsky ... Without doubt the single most impressive human performance in a sporting arena, that I have witnessed,” said Matt Bouman.  “I salute you for it.” 

Molokai 2012 - Oscar's 12th?

Sunday, 13 May 2012 11:13 |


Yep, it’s that time of year again when all eyes turn to the long range forecast for the Kaiwi Channel.  Will it be the raging open ocean downwind mayhem that made this race famous, or a hot, oily-calm killer?  It’s a massive challenge either way.

The Aussie Invasion: Molokai 2011

Sunday, 05 June 2011 12:51 |

The Aussies showed up in force, but where were the South Africans? Hank McGregor, Lightie Pretorius and the Chalupsky brothers, who'd combined to win 15 Molo titles, were no-shows, as was perennial top-dog Dawid Mocke. In fact, the field featured just one Springbok of note.

Molokai Aloha

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 06:57 |

I arrived in Hawaii a zombie, shredded by passing through 12 time zones, 2 hemispheres and 36 hours  squeezed in an aluminum tube at 36  000 feet. My body which I’d been surgically sculpting for many months was stiff and sore, my mind delirious.

Molokai - the experience

Monday, 30 May 2011 06:45 |

Editor: Andrew Wheeler came 23rd overall this year out of 55 finishers in blazing hot conditions... This is his story - Molo from a mid-packer's point of view!  (Next up we'll have the story from the pointy end.)

Molokai First Timer

Sunday, 29 May 2011 12:00 |

On Sunday, May 15, 2011, I did something I’d wanted to do since I was ten years old: I raced in the Molokai World Surfski Championships.

Ever since I saw Magnum, P.I. training for this annual Hawaiian event, I’d wanted to be part of Molokai. The race begins on the island of Molokai, crosses the Ka’iwi Channel — considered one of the roughest ocean channels in the world – and finishes at Hawaii Kai on Oahu. The distance is around 32 nautical miles.

2011 Molokai World Championships Elite Qualified Paddlers

Thursday, 18 November 2010 07:54 |

For those making long term plans to paddle the 2011 Molokai Challenge on 15 May 2011, here's some info.

My life as a camel: Gardiner reveals his hydration secrets (Molokai Update)

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 08:30 |

Dean Gardiner confessed at an ocean paddlers’ forum that he has completed the epic Molokai Challenge - which he has won nine times - while consuming as little as half a litre of water.

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