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Friday, 15 May 2009 15:44 | Category : Latest Surfski News

It was with a sense of deja vu that I watched the weather forecast this week.  There's no way that Molokai could be flat  three years in a row... is there?


Monday, 11 May 2009 14:29 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Epic Kayaks presented the 1st Annual Makapuu Challenge with an international field of paddlers.  The thirty-five surfski entrants represented Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, USA, and Hawaii - USA.


Sunday, 10 May 2009 15:36 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Early on a Sunday morning last May, 133 international athletes gathered together on the edge of Molokai's western shore, held hands, and prayed for a tail wind to aid their progress during the 2008 Epic Molokai Challenge.


Thursday, 23 April 2009 02:48 | Category : Latest Surfski News

During the first 30 years of Molokai - the unofficial World Championship of open ocean racing - the 55-kilometer channel crossing was defined by three men: Aussie Ironman turned Olympian Grant Kenny, who put the race on the map when he won the first of his five titles in 1979; nine-time winner and course record holder Dean Gardiner, and 11-time champ Oscar Chalupsky. Though the ultra-fit, two-time Coolangata Gold Ironman champ Guy Leach was first across a glassy channel in 1991, over the next decade-and-a-half the only winners were named Chalupsky or Gardiner. In 1995, Oscar crossed the line with his brother Herman, and Herman smashed the field for his first outright win in 2004. 


Sunday, 05 April 2009 11:57 | Category : Latest Surfski News

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


Thursday, 19 March 2009 04:37 | Category : Latest Surfski News

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


Saturday, 09 August 2008 06:29 | Category : Latest Surfski News

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...

Tuesday, 17 June 2008 16:49 | Category : Latest Surfski News


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..

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 02:34 | Category : Latest Surfski News

[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)
Monday, 09 June 2008 16:42 | Category : Latest Surfski News

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)
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