Danny Ching has just signed up for the solo SUP division of the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships, setting the stage for perhaps the most competitive channel crossing ever.
Danny’s confirmation means we could be in for an all-star battle royale this year, with Molokai 2013 potentially featuring Danny Ching vs. Connor Baxter vs. Dave Kalama vs. Travis Grant vs. Kai Lenny.
Add in the likelihood of gun paddlers such as Scott Gamble, Jeremy Riggs and Livio Menelau being in the race, and we should be set for an absolute cracker… → READ MORE
Here’s some cool footage and even cooler insights into the epic Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championship, one of the toughest SUP races on the planet. Filmed during the 2012 Molokai, this short film takes you behind the scenes and gives you a look at the “Isolation” felt by paddlers, as they spread out across the Channel of Bones and often end up in a deep, rough part of the ocean with nobody else in sight. → READ MORE
The countdown to Molokai 2013 is on, with limited registrations now open up for the prestigious channel crossing. This is the 17th annual edition of the Molokai-2-Oahu, an event that started back in 1997 as a prone paddleboarding race but that has now grown into a true paddleboarding World Championship, with SUP taking as much limelight as the prone divisions in recent years.
For those somehow unfamiliar with Molokai, it’s a gruelling, 32 mile, open ocean race between the islands of Molokai and Oahu in Hawaii. This is the event that Jamie Mitchell won 10x years straight in the prone division, and which has been dominated by the likes of Connor Baxter and Dave Kalama on the Stand Up side of the draw. The 2013 Molokai-2-Oahu is set for July 28 and will probably be the biggest ever… → READ MORE
Clear your calendars; the Molokai-2-Oahu organisers have just picked the date for the 2013 edition of this classic paddleboard race. After an amazing 2012, when the progression of open ocean SUP racing took another huge leap forward, it’ll be interesting to see what happens at Molokai next year.
Can anyone match Connor Baxter? Will Dave Kalama give it another crack after coming so close? Are the wildcards like Danny Ching and Travis Grant going to show their stuff? How about 10x champion Jamie Mitchell, does he want to turn JM10 into JM11? And can he? → READ MORE
Here’s some cool footage from the 2012 Molokai-2-Oahu SUP race. Get an onboard view of the channel crossing with the likes of Chuck Patterson, Tucker Ingalls and Jamie Sterling.
This year’s race enjoyed epic conditions, with plenty of records smashed as well as the closest finish in race history. Connor Baxter took out the unlimited SUP division, finishing just half a minute ahead of Dave Kalama over the four hour plus course.
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Check out this awesome clip from the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu race.
The event set plenty of records this year, with Connor Baxter taking out the SUP race in a record time of 4 hrs 13 minutes, just seconds ahead of Dave Kalama. Meanwhile Kai Lenny continued to push things forward, grabbing third overall on his stock 14 footer (as compared to the 17 and 18 ft. boards of Baxter, Kalama and most of the rest of the field). → READ MORE
This is what the Molokai to Oahu race looks like from above. The map to the left is taken from the Garmin Connect data of Aussie paddler Terrene Black, who scored a very impressive third place in the 32 mile race last weekend.
Click through for all the details plus a race recap from Terrene herself… → READ MORE
Connor Baxter has won the 2012 Molokai-2-Oahu SUP race in a record time of 4hrs 13mins, defending his 2011 victory and shaving almost a quarter of an hour off his own race record. → READ MORE
One of the biggest Stand Up Paddle races of the year, the epic Molokai-2-Oahu, is happening this Sunday in Hawaii.
Although Molokai started out as a prone paddleboarding race 15 years ago, the SUP division that was added a few years ago has taken on a life of its own to become one of the most prestigious SUP events.
So who’s going to take the glory at Molokai this year? We’ve taken a look at some of the main contenders, and also made a bold prediction about exactly who will make the podium.
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We like to keep SUPracer on topic, but this is too good not to post. So while it may not strictly be about stand up paddle racing, it’s close enough…
Jamie Mitchell is one of the stars of the SUP racing scene, but he made his name as a prone paddleboarder, winning an epic 10 straight Molokai2Oahu World Championships.
The saga has just been turned into a film and it’s premiering next Saturday night @ the Newport Beach Film Festival.
You can also catch it the week after that if you’re going to be in Waikiki (which you really should be).
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Full results from the Molokai 2 Oahu World Paddleboard Championships, where Connor Baxter claimed a prestigious victory as well as a new course record.
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