Results by tag: molokai


Saturday, 10 March 2007 01:32 |

ImageWhen you think of the history of Molokai, the unofficial World Championship of open-ocean racing, you think of Oscar (11) and Herman Chalupsky (2), the brothers from Durban who have combined to win 13 titles, and Australians Dean Gardiner (9) and Grant Kenny (5). The only other man to have won this storied race in the last two decades is the young Springbok Clint Pretorius, who last year edged out Oscar and two-time Olympic medal winner Clint Robinson of Oz.


Molokai Training 2007

Monday, 23 April 2007 14:23 |
Image[Editor - I found this on Heather Nelson's blog.  She kindly gave us permission to use it on  Check out her blog - Heather (with her partner, Brandon) is an ultra-marathon paddler of note.]
The Kaiwi Channel is known to be one of the most volatile ocean channels in the world.  It is also home to the Molokai World Championship Surf Ski and Outrigger Race. For 31 years, the best paddlers in the world have gathered for their chance to claim the most prestigious title in small boat racing.
This year, the 37.2-mile open ocean marathon will begin near the west end of the Island of Molokai and finish on the tourist-filled Queens Beach in Waikiki, on the island of Oahu...  And this year, I have set my sights on racing the Molokai!!!

Molokai 2007 update

Friday, 16 February 2007 14:51 |
ImageThere's an exciting update from the organisers of the 2007 Molokai World Championship - to do with reducing costs.  We've also put together some maps and images to show the race route.

Molokai 2007

Friday, 09 February 2007 16:32 |
ImageThe 2007 Molokai World Championship event has been announced - a new sponsor (Epic Kayaks), a new organization, $25,000 in prizes and a slightly modified course all add up to what looks like a cracker of a race.

Reflections on Molokai 2008

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 02:34 |

[Editor: Itsuko Oda, the first Japanese woman to race Molokai sent us this personal race report following her marathon seven hour effort. Congratulations Itsuko!]

First of all, I would like to thank all the people who helped me make my long held dream of Molokai solo crossing come true.  I feel I would never have succeeded without their help and support.

Itsuko Oda, Molokai 2008
Post race relief! (Pic: Itsuko Oda)

Molokai 2010 “Just surfing your brains out...” ** Full results **

Monday, 17 May 2010 07:07 |

Australian Olympian Clint Robinson (37) won his first Molokai Challenge yesterday in a time of 3:23:02, just 96 seconds outside of Dean Gardiner’s record set in 1997.

Molokai 2006 - Paddler Stories

Saturday, 27 May 2006 00:20 |

Thirty four or so surfski paddlers were privileged to take part in the Molokai Challenge last week...  Sitting here in cold rain-drenched Cape Town I could only imagine what it must have been like.  A couple of Molokai participants sent me some reminiscences of the race...

Clint Pretorius Wins Molokai Challenge

Monday, 22 May 2006 22:39 |

ImageClint Pretorius' plan was to learn from the best in yesterday's Kona Brewing Co. Moloka'i Challenge World Championships.


Instead, he beat the best to win the surfski division of the prestigious Moloka'i-to-O'ahu race.


Pretorius completed the 32-mile course from Kaluako'i Beach, Moloka'i, to Koko Marina, O'ahu, in 3 hours, 22 minutes, 14 seconds.

Molokai 2006 - Reports and Results

Monday, 22 May 2006 08:58 |

ImageSouth Africa's 21 year old Clint Pretorius beat Oscar Chalupsky in a tight finish in the Molokai Challenge surf ski race.   The two men paddled neck and neck across the channel.  Finally, Clint chose a better, seaward line at China walls at Hawaii Kai and gained on Oscar who stayed close to the wall.  

Although Oscar charged hard towards the finish, Clint was just able to hold the 11 time winner off for his own first victory.

Given the importance of experience in the race (the average age of the top ten paddlers excluding Clint being 36), Clint's victory was even more impressive.

Full results below...


Friday, 19 May 2006 22:42 |

ImageOn Thursday, May 18, three days before the 32-mile (55km) surf ski and one-man canoe race from Kaluako'I Beach, Molokai to Koko Marina on Oahu, paddlers gathered at the Kona Brewing Company for the 30th edition of the race considered the world surf ski championship


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