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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.

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Friday, 26 May 2006 22:20

Molokai 2006 - Paddler Stories

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...

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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.

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Monday, 22 May 2006 06:58

Molokai 2006 - Reports and Results

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...

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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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Monday, 28 April 2008 01:46

Molokai Videos

We've been trolling around YouTube and found a couple of Molokai videos.  Check them out!


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Sunday, 14 May 2006 07:17

Kauai World Challenge - first reports

Oscar Chalupsky reports from Hawaii:


Seven teams took part in the surfski section of the race.  South Africans featured in the first team home (Clint Pretorius/Eric Abbott) and the team that came second (Oscar Chalupsky/Ken Collins). 


(Clint's team mate, Eric Abbott is a 19 year old Hawaiian who paddles K1 and also is in the USA sprint team.)  


Ken Collins took the first leg and lead at the first change-over ahead of Eric Abbott and Joe Glickman...


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For the last three years the Kaiwi Channel hasn’t come out to play – but she’s back with a vengeance for the 2010 edition of the Molokai Challenge.

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Monday, 31 May 2010 06:06

Molokai 2010 - Video

"That last hour was really tough in the bump," said Karl Treacher. "I'll send you a video that shows just how technical it was."  Here's the video.

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Saturday, 15 May 2010 20:06

Molokai Update

Could the Molokai record be broken this year?  "Yes," said Dean Gardiner a few minutes ago from Oahu, "In these conditions and with the quality of paddlers at the top end of the field I reckon there's a strong chance that the record will go."

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