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Pacific Tour 2016 – Poor Knights and Maraamu

Thursday, 09 June 2016 16:29 | Written by
3 September 2016: the toughest open ocean race in New Zealand: the Poor Knights Crossing. 10 September: arguably the most beautiful downwind in the South Pacific – the Maaramu Race in Tahiti. What’s not to like?

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Poor Knights Islands, Tutukaka

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03-September-2016

Michael Booth - winner of 2015 event finishes in the spectacular Rikoriko Cave at the Poor Knights... Michael Booth - winner of 2015 event finishes in the spectacular Rikoriko Cave at the Poor Knights...

NZ Gold and Bronze in Tahiti!

Saturday, 03 October 2015 14:50 | Written by
“Teneale Hatton from NZ is 20 seconds behind Michelle Eray, with 4 kms to go, with NZ’s Rachel Clarke taking the outside line and now in 3rd place!” The Tahitian live TV coverage of the Woman’s long distance surfski event of the 2nd International Canoe Federations World Ocean Racing Championships…
The top three boats before the race! The top three boats before the race! Credits: Garth Spencer
Poor Knights Island - the site of the infamous 1820 Maori massacre, where the Hikitu people attacked, killed or enslaved all but 10 of the local Ngatiwhai hapu island inhabitants, in retribution for refusing them permission to land their wakas, or canoes, 12 years earlier after paddling 320 km's around…

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Tutukaka, Northland, New Zealand

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30 August 2014

The Poor Knights Islands: 'Tapu' or Sacred to the local peoples, and the start of New Zealand's newest blue water downwind race! The Poor Knights Islands: 'Tapu' or Sacred to the local peoples, and the start of New Zealand's newest blue water downwind race!

Molokai 2014: We Came, We Saw, One Conquered

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 19:03 | Written by
Thirty minutes into the Maui Jim Molokai Challenge, first-time participant Jasper Mocke led a five-man conga line of Clint Robinson, Hank McGregor, Cory Hill and Jeremy Cotter. When Mocke sprinted for a wave that shot him across Robinson's path, the five-time Olympian admonished him like a state trooper confronting an…

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Hawaii

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18 May 2014

A group of five broke away at the start... A group of five broke away at the start... Credits: Vince Bechet

Hank McGregor Wins 2nd Molokai Title

Monday, 19 May 2014 07:04 | Written by
A few hours ago Hank McGregor won his second Molokai title in similar conditions to the first... The trade winds that had been blowing the week before the race fizzled out on Thursday and the paddlers were faced with a gruelling flat water grind across the Kaiwi Channel in stifling…

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Hawaii

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18 May 2014

Hank McGregor wins... Hank McGregor wins...

2014 Molokai Challenge Preview

Saturday, 17 May 2014 14:25 | Written by
After two weeks of howling trade winds and mountainous seas in the Kaiwi Channel, the 2014 Molokai Challenge is faced with baking temperatures, glassy seas and “winds light and variable”.  And that means 52km of an intense challenge of a different kind…

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Hawaii

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18 May 2014

Clint Robinson, defending champion Clint Robinson, defending champion

Race Announcement: Molokai 2014

Saturday, 25 January 2014 14:44 | Written by
As we all know, Molokai is the Big Kahuna of surfski races; the 32mile/51km crossing of the Kaiwi Channel between Molokai and Oahu Islands in Hawaii is a daunting challenge (whatever the weather!).  The race is back for 2014, but it's now back under the management of the Kanaka Ikaika…

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Oahu, Hawaii

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18 May 2014

Clint Robinson (Aus) wins his third Molokai in 2013 Clint Robinson (Aus) wins his third Molokai in 2013

Maraamu Surfski Race - Tahiti

Monday, 02 September 2013 10:54 | Written by
This year the Maraamu Surfski Race will take place on September 14. For the fifth edition, the organizing committee has the honor to welcome among the registrants, Dean Gardiner, Clint Robinson (Molokai 2013 Champion), Jeremy Cotter and  Michael Booth!  We also have confirmation from some New Zealanders and several other…

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Bora Bora, Tahiti

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14-15 September 2013

Clint Robinson takes third Molokai Challenge

Monday, 20 May 2013 07:19 | Written by
Oscar Chalupsky's bid to claim the iconic Molokai Challenge surfski ultra marathon title in the year that the turned 50 ended with a ninth place finish in desperately tough windless conditions in Hawaii, with South African champion Sean Rice coming within a whisker of winning the race on debut.
Oscar Chalupsky with Race President Jennifer Lowe and Race Director Shelley Oates-Wilding Oscar Chalupsky with Race President Jennifer Lowe and Race Director Shelley Oates-Wilding

Molokai Challenge: Date change debate rages

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 16:57 | Written by
Oahu, Hawaii - Debate is raging in Hawaii ahead of the Molokai Challenge surfski ultra-marathon this weekend at which Oscar Chalupsky is aiming to win a 13th title, as weather forecasts point to the winds and swell drying up just before the scheduled start at 11am local time on Sunday 19 May.

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Hawaii

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19 May 2013

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