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The 2011 Molokai race video and interviews by Robert Stehlik

This article was originally published at Robert Stehlik’s Zen Waterman blog.

I put together this 15 minute video about my experience and a recap of the 2011 Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard race. There are some short excerpts of the three interviews I taped the evening before the race, to watch the full interviews, click on the links. Featuring: Brian Szymanski, Jeff Denholm, and Gerry Lopez.

 


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Robert Stehlik reporting live from the Molokai to Oahu race 2011.
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PLANET SUN’S ANDREA MOLLER WINS 2011 WORLD PADDLEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Contact: John O’Malley, 808 372-6016

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PLANET SUN’S ANDREA MOLLER WINS 2011 WORLD PADDLEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS, SETS NEW RECORD

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On 31July, Andrea Moller became the first woman ever to claim back-to-back victories at the Molokai to Oahu Channel Race, on a stand up paddleboard. Moller finished the race in an incredible 5 hours, 26 minutes, 51 seconds distancing herself four minutes over the next female competitor, and beating the record time she established last year by over half an hour.
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2011 Molokai-2-Oahu World Championships – Recap by Connor Baxter

“Surprise” Weekend!! By Connor Baxter

The Molokai-2-Oahu Race as Jamie Mitchell states, “If you love paddling, this is the race of all races – it’s our Superbowl. I love the feeling of apprehension, the nerves and waiting to see what the ocean’s going to deliver. The depth of talent in this year’s race is unsurpassed.”

Well – the event for me started on Thursday. My dad, mom and I were to take our boat from Maui to Molokai on Friday, relax on Saturday, Race on Sunday. So preparations started on Thursday getting the boat provisioned and equipped.
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ANNOUNCING: Battle of the Paddle California 2011

RAINBOW SANDALS GERRY LOPEZ
BATTLE OF THE PADDLE CALIFORNIA
Doheny State Beach, CA, USA
Sept. 24 & 25, 2011

Dana Point, CA – (August 2, 2011) – The 4th annual Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez BATTLE OF THE PADDLE returns to Doheny State Beach, September 24 & 25, for the greatest battle yet.

Registration is now open for the SUP Expo and races with 1,000 participants expected to gather for the weekend of SUP festivities, including races worth $25,000 – the largest offering in the sport.
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2011 Naish Paddle Championships – Recap by Connor Baxter

Recap of Sunday’s Event by Connor – and Winning the 12′6″ SUP Division:

The 2011 Naish Paddle Championships Maui Event was held on Sunday July 24th. The race is from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor – a 9.54 mile downwinder.

There were 238 competitors from Europe, Japan, Tahiti, the US Mainland, Australia, Brazil, and Hawaii participating in the 6th Annual Event.
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Maui to Molokai Crossing Triple Crown Video by Connor Baxter

This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.

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Connor put together a great Youtube Video of the Mormaii World Cup Maui to Molokai Crossing – The last event of the Maui Jim Triple Crown.

Although my settings on my camcorder must have been a bit off for clarity – it is a great video of Connor & Dave Kalama together from start to finish.
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Triple Crown Event #3 – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor’s Re-Cap from The 3rd Event of the Triple Crown – and WINNING 1st Place!! And the OVERALL TITLE OF THE TRIPLE CROWN!!

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The Mormaii World CUP … 3rd Event of the Maui Jim Triple Crown of SUP

All I can say about the last leg of the 2011 Triple Crown is WOW!!! This race could not have been better. The conditions were epic; East North East winds blowing 30+ knots with some swells breaking over my head in the channel.
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2011 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii Elite Race

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This is a little late but here is a video and some pictures that I took during the elite race at the 2011 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii.
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Triple Crown Event #2 – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor’s Re-Cap from The 2nd Event of the Triple Crown – and WINNING 1st Place!!

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The WARRIOR CUP … 2nd Event of the Maui Jim Triple Crown of SUP

This event was from Maliko Gulch to Honolua Bay (21+ miles) on Sunday – July 10th.

This was a great race but had some of the hardest conditions. The race started at 10:45 in the morning inside of Maliko Harbor. Only 32 competitors showed up for this race – but they were some of the best from here, a few from Oahu and some from Australia. Most racers know how grueling this run is, so many opt not to compete in it. Continue reading ‘Triple Crown Event #2 – Recap by Connor Baxter’

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2011 Hui He’e Nalu Race – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor’s Re-Cap from July 4th’s Big Event – and WINNING 1st Place!!

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The Hui He’e Nalu Independence Day Race

After Sunday’s Triple Crown Event – I was on a plane to Oahu for this event on Monday.
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O’NEILL SEAPADDLE NYC ANNOUNCED FOR AUGUST 12, 2011

Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA) will rally the surf industry and autism advocates in support of the O’Neill SEA Paddle NYC. Happening Friday, August 12 in Manhattan, with the support of sponsors O’Neill and WaveJet Propulsion, the paddle will bring an unprecedented number of athletes from around the world to New York City to make a stand against autism.
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Covewater Classic 2011

Covewater Paddle Surf Hosts Weekend of
Stand Up Paddleboard Event Firsts
Premiere SUP Race, Race Clinic, and Movie Screening
Offer a Variety of Fun Opportunities

Santa Cruz, CA – June 30, 2011 – Covewater Paddle Surf, Northern California’s first dedicated stand up paddleboard shop, announced a weekend of first-time stand up paddleboard (SUP) related activities taking place July 15-16th Continue reading ‘Covewater Classic 2011′

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Triple Crown Event – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor’s Re-Cap from Sunday’s Big Event – and WINNING 1st Place!!

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The Poi Bowl…1st Leg of the Maui Jim Triple Crown of SUP

The Triple Crown consists of Three Events on Maui. The First Event is from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor (9.54 miles). The Second Event goes from Maliko Gulch to Honolua Bay (21-miles). The Third and final Event of the series, paddlers traverse the Pai’lolo channel from Honolua Bay to Kaunakakai Harbor, Moloka’i (27-miles).
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Please Help Mark Raaphorst Help SEA and Autism

The Manhattan SEA Paddle NYC is a fundraiser for an excellent cause. One that Mark & Donna are supporting by traveling from Maui to NYC to compete in.
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WPA National Race – Recap by Connor Baxter

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WPA National Race – by Connor Baxter:

The 2011 Wet feet WPA National Race was a super fun event. I flew over to Oahu from Maui on Friday and the event was on Saturday. The WPA – World Paddle Association – has a series of qualifying events for the Hennessey’s World Event in San Diego in September. An event I definitely want to compete in.
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