New Records Set and New Champions Crowned at 18th Annual Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

Posted on Jul 27, 2014

New Records Set and New Champions Crowned at 18th Annual Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

Maui paddler Connor Baxter breaks own world record, Australia’s Jordan Mercer establishes a new legacy with most consecutive wins of any woman and LA’s Jack Bark sets new record in stock prone category. Honolulu, HI (July 27, 2014) – A year after the Ka’iwi Channel delivered a thrashing to each paddler in the 2013 race, today’s waters surprised an international field of top paddleboarders by delivering fast conditions. The result produced new records and a host of new champions at the 18th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O). New records came from...

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World’s Best Paddleboarders Converge on Hawai’i for 18th Annual Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships July 27, 2014

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

World’s Best Paddleboarders Converge on Hawai’i for 18th Annual Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships July 27, 2014

Live athlete tracking, real-time social media updates and up-to-the-minute race results available on race day at Molokai2Oahu.com. Honolulu, HI (July 17, 2014) – The desire to cross the ocean between two islands is rooted in the history of ancient Polynesian explorers. The thrill of adventure and the anticipation of a great challenge experienced by paddlers generations ago make up the common thread that runs through today’s athletes who compete in the Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O). On Sunday, July 27, 2014, hundreds of paddlers from around the world will...

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Top 10 tips to prepare for race day at the Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

Posted on Jul 14, 2014

Top 10 tips to prepare for race day at the Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

By Jenny Kalmbach, 2009 Women’s SUP Champion If you know Jenny, you know she is a great ambassador for the sport of paddleboarding. She’s crossed the Molokai Channel numerous times and has good advice for all paddlers with a sprinkling of a good sense of humor. Don’t show up to Molokai empty handed – If you’re planning on staying a few nights on Molokai before the race, bring your food essentials. There aren’t a lot of shopping options, especially near the race start. So, think about what you want for breakfast, lunch dinner and make sure you bring whatever food you...

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Live Athlete Tracking Powered by DotVision Announced for 18th Annual Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships

Posted on Jul 14, 2014

Live Athlete Tracking Powered by DotVision Announced for 18th Annual Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships

French technology company helps enhance fan experience and athlete safety at Hawaii’s premier paddleboard race. Competitors in the Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O) will be outfitted with a small GPS tracking device powered by French technology company DotVision.  In this first year of testing, the tracking devices will be placed on athletes’ escort boats, allowing race fans, support teams and race officials to track athletes as they cross the 32-mile Ka’iwi Channel (Moloka’i Channel) in real-time online and from mobile devices. M2O organizers look...

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Top 10 Nutrition Tips For Getting To The Finish Line Of The Molokai2oahu Paddleboard World Championships In One Piece

Posted on Jul 14, 2014

Top 10 Nutrition Tips For Getting To The Finish Line Of The Molokai2oahu Paddleboard World Championships In One Piece

1. Hydrate: just in case you missed the memo – it is hot in Hawaii. You are going to need to stay hydrated. Shoot for 16 ounces of fluid per hour as a minimum. 24 ounces per hour is better if you can handle it.  Drink according to time (e.g. drink every 15 minutes) and do not even think about waiting till you are thirsty.  2. Electrolytes: you are going to lose electrolytes in your sweat. Sodium is the big one you need to worry about. Licking your lips to get some seawater won’t do the trick. You are going to need to supplement sodium and other electrolytes. Here is the long...

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America’s Cup Champion Skipper Joins International Field of Athletes Set to Compete in 18th Annual Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships

Posted on Apr 29, 2014

America’s Cup Champion Skipper Joins International Field of Athletes Set to Compete in 18th Annual Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships

Honolulu, HI (April 29, 2014) – After winning his second America’s Cup last year in dramatic fashion, Jimmy Spithill is set to compete in his second Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager. Spithill joins an international field of athletes from 20 countries who will take on the open-ocean challenge of crossing the Moloka’i Channel on prone (traditional) and stand up paddleboards (SUP) on Sunday, July 27, 2014. The official start list of athletes is now available online at Molokai2Oahu.com.

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