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Alex Mawae charges to second place in the Juniors division at the Hawaii Paddleboard Championships

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alex Mawae charges to second place in the Juniors division at the Hawaii Paddleboard Championships

By Clare Seeger Mawae Twelve-year-old Alex Mawae from Molokai has had quite a year in the world’s fastest growing water sport of stand-up paddling while racking up some credible placings in some notable events. Most recently, Alex competed at the Duke’s Ocean Fest on Oahu last Saturday, taking second place in the under 17’s Juniors […]

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Fall sports schedule announced, high school loses athletic director

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fall sports schedule announced, high school loses athletic director

After two years as athletic director at Molokai High School, Hoku Haliniak has announced she will be leaving Molokai this month to work for Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) as the new Director of Sports Information. She will be replaced by MHS science teacher and girls basketball coach Lee DeRouin. A couple of exciting […]

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Youth in Motion gears up for fun season of activities

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Youth in Motion gears up for fun season of activities

Youth In Motion News Release Youth in Motion, the Molokai organization that offers free keiki lessons in a variety of ocean sports, begins its stand-up paddling season on Aug. 18 running through Thanksgiving. Anyone interested in joining Youth in Motion for the 2014-15 year can come down to the beach area at Kaunakakai Harbor on […]

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Baxter breaks own record at 18th annual Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Baxter breaks own record at 18th annual Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

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World’s top paddleboarders gather for 18th annual Molokai-2-Oahu World Championships

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
World’s top paddleboarders gather for 18th annual Molokai-2-Oahu World Championships

Molokai2Oahu.com News Release 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 Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships […]

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Molokai-4-Molokai attracts international field for downwind race

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Molokai-4-Molokai attracts international field for downwind race

By Clare Mawae Molokai was the center of stand-up paddling activity last weekend with the most epic wind and amazing downwind paddling conditions. Molokai came through with a dream weekend of paddling with two incredible races touching the Molokai shores. On Saturday was the Maui-2-Molokai race where 80-plus competitors crossed the Pailolo Channel from Maui […]

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Na Wahine O Ke Kai receives OHA grant

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Na Wahine O Ke Kai receives OHA grant

OHA News Release The Na Wahine O Ke Kai Race Committee, producers of the 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Na Wahine O Ke Kai Molokai to Oahu Canoe Race, announced today that it will receive $4,000 from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Ahahui Community grant. This race is considered the world championship of outrigger canoe racing […]

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Baxter repeats as Maui-2-Molokai SUP paddling champion

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Baxter repeats as Maui-2-Molokai SUP  paddling champion

Connor Baxter, a native of Maui, rules the Pailolo Channel, especially if it involves crossing on a stand-up paddle board. On Saturday, Baxter, 19, won the Maui-2-Molokai World Cup Championships SUP race for the sixth straight year. Baxter completed the 27-mile crossing in 3 hours, 4 minutes, 31 seconds, less than two minutes ahead of […]

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Molokai High School sets sports schedule and parent meetings

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Molokai High School sets sports schedule and parent meetings

The Molokai High School Athletic Department has released its sports schedules and the dates for its mandatory meeting for the parents and/or guardians of all student athletes. According the MHS Athletic Director Hoku Haliniak, a new Hawaii Department of Education policy for the 2014-15 school year now requires three parent meetings, one for each sport […]

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Hawaiian Airlines named title sponsor to Molokai Hoe and Na Wahine O Ke Kai races

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hawaiian Airlines named title sponsor to Molokai Hoe and Na Wahine O Ke Kai races

Hawaiian Airlines continues to expand its presence on Molokai with its recent decision to sponsor Hawaii’s two premier outrigger canoe paddling races. The two world championships of outrigger paddling will now be called the Hawaiian Airlines Na Wahine O Ke Kai and the Hawaiian Airlines Molokai Hoe. This year the women’s race takes place Sept. […]

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