The Molokai Challenge, originally named Kanaka Ikaika, is a true test of paddling skill, endurance and knowledge of ocean surfing. It is also the World’s longest running open ocean downwind race.
The West Coast Downwinder race is unique in that it runs completely parallel to the Perth coastline for the entire length of the race.
Stanley, Hong Kong – Hank McGregor downed Australian Cory Hill in the closing stages of the 2016 Hong Kong Dragon Run surfski race and in the process, wrapped up victory in the 2016 World Surfski Series, while Kiwi ace Teneale Hatton edged out Hayley Nixon to take the women’s title ahead of a strong women’s field. […]
East London – Hank McGregor signaled his return to the top of the South African Surfski Championship pecking order with victory in both the singles and doubles clash at the Pete Marlin Surfski Race in the Eastern Cape. Nikki Russell followed suit in the women’s tussle which also announced a new challenger for women’s paddling […]
The Nelo Summer challenge is the second Title race of the world Surfski series. This year’s Nelo summer challenge took place on Saturday the 9th of July in Esposende and Viana Do Castelo. Esposende is a strip of the Portuguese coastline, situated between Vigo and Porto. The downwind conditions on the day could be described as […]
Race #4 – The Maui Jim Molokai Challenge ‘It Was The Battle Of The 5’ ‘The Molokai’, the former World Championships of Open Ocean Surfski, is one of the toughest races on the surfski calendar, and is this year was no exception. With no wind (even a slight headwind) predicted, it was going to be […]
Race 1: The FLOW KAYAKS King And Queen Of The Harbour ‘A Great Start for Current World Champion’ 130 colourful sleek carbon racing craft line up at the water’s edge. Top-seeded paddlers Cory Hill, Michael Booth In the men’s Rachel Clarke and Teneale Hatton in the Ladies. The 2016 FLOW Auckland King and Queen of […]
Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf plays host to the some of the finest water-men and –women this weekend in the 2016 FLOW Auckland King and Queen of the Harbour, which is attracting a large contingent of offshore world class paddlers. “The event is rather unique in that it sees a large field of surfski paddlers from the ocean-racing […]