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Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships Sell Out In 48 Hours, Event Record

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in News | Comments Off

Honolulu, HI (March 19, 2014) – Organizers of the 18th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager, today announce that the 2014 race set a new event record, having sold out in 48 hours after online registration opened on March 15. The stand-up (SUP) solo division sold out in less than three hours, further proof of the growth in SUP worldwide.

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Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships Set for July 27, 2014 – Race Registration for 18th Annual Event Opens Online March 15

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Features, News | Comments Off

Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships Set for July 27, 2014 – Race Registration for 18th Annual Event Opens Online March 15

New video “Do Something Great” now live on Molokai2Oahu YouTube Channel, featuring stories and images about the famous open-ocean endurance challenge. The 18th edition of the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager is set for Sunday, July 27, 2014. Online registration opens Saturday, March 15 at 8 a.m. HST (11 a.m. PST, 2 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. GMT). The race will sell out early and competitors are encouraged to register as soon as possible to reserve a spot at the start line. PaddleGuru.com...

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Hawaii: Ka’iwi Channel Proves a Tough Opponent for the World’s Top Athletes at 17th Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Hawaii: Ka’iwi Channel Proves a Tough Opponent for the World’s Top Athletes at 17th Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill completes first solo attempt at 32-mile open-ocean crossing on stand up paddleboard Honolulu (July 28, 2013) – Paddleboarders in the 17th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager today were engaged in a game of chess with the ocean as they tried to maneuver through wind and water that seemed to constantly counter every move they made in an effort to push away from the island of Molokai to the finish line on Oahu. In the men’s standup...

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Renowned Ocean Artist Unveils Official Artwork for 2013 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in News, race art | Comments Off

Renowned Ocean Artist Unveils Official Artwork for 2013 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

Like the athletes in this year’s Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships, the ocean drives and inspires the work this year’s race artist. For that reason, renowned artist Wade Koniakowsky was asked to create the official artwork for the 2013 event. Koniakowsky is thought by many to be on the cutting edge of the new-school of ocean lifestyle art. Surfer magazine describes his artistic mastery as being inspired by “dreamlike point breaks in Polynesian paradise.” For Koniakowsky, his passion is to visually express his thoughts and...

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Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships Sell Out In Record Time

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships Sell Out In Record Time

Corporate Partnerships Increase for 17th Annual Open-ocean Race. Wait list now closed Honolulu, HI (April 30, 2013) – Organizers of the 17th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager, today announce that the 2013 race sold out in record time – three months in advance of its  July 28th race date. This is the sixth consecutive year M2O has sold out. Paddlers wishing to be placed on the wait list are encouraged to sign up by visiting Molokai2Oahu.com. Open positions in the solo...

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2013 Online Registration Opens with Launch of New Video Series

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in News | Comments Off

2013 Online Registration Opens with Launch of New Video Series

HONOLULU (March 18, 2013) — Organizers of the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager today opened online registration in conjunction with the launch of a new video for the 17th annual race set for Sunday, July 28, 2013. Infused with the traditions and culture of Hawaii, the race annually crowns world champions in the two disciplines of traditional (prone) and stand-up (SUP) paddleboarding. The fastest athletes complete the crossing in less than five hours. The new video series...

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New Champions Crowned and Racers Battle to Defend Titles at 16th Annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

Posted by on Jul 29, 2012 in News | Comments Off

New Champions Crowned and Racers Battle to Defend Titles at 16th Annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

Professional surfers Rob Machado, Joel Parkinson and Jamie Sterling test wave riding skills on the Channel of Bones. A record number of traditional and SUP paddlers participate in 2012 race. Honolulu (July 29, 2012) – Any paddler at today’s 16th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager would agree that there were nearly 300 personal victories for those who completed the grueling 32-mile crossing of the Ka’iwi Channel, also known as the Channel of Bones. When the final race...

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Elite Athlete Field Announced for 16th Annual Molokai 2 Oahu World Championships

Posted by on Jul 22, 2012 in News | Comments Off

Elite Athlete Field Announced for 16th Annual Molokai 2 Oahu World Championships

Ten-time champ Jamie Mitchell steps aside opening men’s traditional paddleboard division. World-class surfers Rob Machado and Joel Parkinson test their wave riding skills in Ka’iwi Channel for first time. Growing women’s field to see strong competition.  The 16th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager are set to host nearly 300 men and women, representing the world’s top traditional (prone) and stand up paddleboarders (SUP) who will cross the infamous Ka’iwi Channel in a...

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Donate 32 for 32 to Help George Ramos

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in News | Comments Off

Donate 32 for 32 to Help George Ramos

Molokai Champions Dave Kalama and Jamie Mitchell talk about the courageous George Ramos, one of only two people who has competed every year in Molokai 2 Oahu for the past 15 years. George was diagnosed with Cancer and we all ask for your help

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The Women of Molokai

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in News | Comments Off

The Women of Molokai

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