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 4th Dutch Coast Race was held in the weekend of 1 & 2 October 2016. Location: Sport@sea in Castricum aan Zee. The downwind would run in the opposite direction to last year to make the best use of the southerly wind that was predicted. Things had calmed down a little from earlier in the […]
Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, Oregon – Jasper Mocke led Fish Hoek’s band of paddling brothers across the finish line in Friday’s Columbia Gorge Downwind Champs. The Mockes and the Rices once again dominated the podium after making a clean sweep in last week’s Canadian champs, albeit this time in a different order. Both Mockes […]
Saturday afternoon’s Canadian Surfski Championships came down to a battle of brothers. In the end, South Africa’s Dawid Mocke, competing in the event for the first time, held off his younger brother Jasper to take the title with a time of 1:22:09.4, compared with Jasper’s 1:22:27.8.“I had a nervous moment here coming into the river […]
This year’s MOC, the eighth and the first to be sponsored by Investec Bank, had seen perfect conditions for the entire week – the southeasterly trade winds blew every day and the paddlers reveled in the daily downwind runs from Tamassa to Le Morne. Stellar Field The men’s field included three-time champion Dawid Mocke […]
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 […]