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Thursday, 21 February 2008 04:11 | Category : Latest Surfski News

The sport of surf ski paddling has taken some giant leaps forward over the last few years. We now have events in nearly every corner of the globe with competitors coming from countries that don't even have oceans.


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Monday, 19 November 2007 01:57 | Category : Latest Surfski News

The date for the 2008 Molokai Challenge has been confirmed: 18 May 2008.  And the course has been changed back to the old finish at the Hawaii Kai cove.

Molokai Surf Ski Challenge Logo 

Monday, 18 June 2007 18:26 | Category : Latest Surfski News

ImageA recent press release by Gameplan Media came close to saying that Lewis Laughlin cheated at Molokai by riding the wakes of the escort vessels that accompanied the paddlers across the Kaiwi Channel.

We spoke to some of the competitors who took part in the race to find out what they thought.

Tuesday, 29 May 2007 03:17 | Category : Latest Surfski News

ImageThere's a new video clip on you YouTube filmed by Trans World Sport television just before Molokai.  It's mostly about Oscar Chalupsky and it includes some great shots of surfing down the kind of waves that didn't happen for the race itself.

Click on the Image below to get to the clip.

Sunday, 27 May 2007 13:40 | Category : Latest Surfski News

ImageHere's a selection of "war stories" from the guys who were a little further back in the field of the 2007 Molokai World Challenge.  Andy Orr (Hong Kong) came 46th overall; Dave Jensen (US) came 25th; Alan Carlsson (Canada) came 28th and Heather Nelson (USA) came 48th overall and was 3rd woman home after some slight admin involving a reef near the finish.

We've also got a comment and photos from Dave Marchant who did the race in 1980...  Thanks to all of them for their contributions.

Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:30 | Category : Latest Surfski News

ImageOn Molokai race day we ran a poll asking who was favourite to win the race.  Dawid topped the poll with more than twice the number of votes of the next paddlers: Hank McGregor and Lewis Laughlin. 

2 1/2 hours into the race Dawid made his break away from the pack.

Monday, 21 May 2007 05:07 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Tahiti's Lewis Laughlin Becomes First Tahitian in 31-Year History to Win Epic Kayaks Molokai World Championship

ImageHonolulu - (Sunday, May 20, 2007) -- Tahiti's Lewis Laughlin overcame the most brutal conditions and strongest international field in the 31-year history of the Epic Kayaks Molokai World Championships today to become the first paddler from Tahiti to take line honors. A new course that added five miles to the previous distance of the race was always expected to add time to the Molokai Channel crossing, but none of the 124 paddlers who set out this-morning could have imagined the time it was going to take to complete the 37-mile distance.



Monday, 21 May 2007 04:24 | Category : Latest Surfski News

ImageHere are the full results of the 2007 Molokai World Championship OC1 and Surfski Race.

Flat, hot, calm weather conditions, with a slight headwind in the second half of the race made for a grueling contest. Early on it looked all South Africa's way, but Lewis Laughlin of Tahiti maintained contact with the leaders until late in the race when he powered past Hank McGregor and took an inside line, taking advantage of the currents near Oahu.


Sunday, 20 May 2007 15:02 | Category : Latest Surfski News

ImageWelcome to the transcript of our first ever live coverage of an event.  We were talking to the escort boats and race organisers as the competitors made their way across the channel.

The experiment worked pretty well - we had nearly 350 people watching the site at the finish and took over 10,000 hits on the story.  It was great fun - and we'll be doing it again. 

Times are Hawaii local time (South African time was 12 hours ahead!)



Sunday, 20 May 2007 11:10 | Category : Latest Surfski News

ImageIt’s 03h00 in Hawaii right now – I wonder how well the competitors are sleeping…  Pierre Tostee, race photographer sent us a selection of photos taken of the flight across from Oahu to Molokai.

Check back with us later as we have a go at bringing live bulletins to you direct from the Kaiwi Channel (Skype and mobile phone technology permitting.)

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