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By Dave Meacham Photos courtesy of Tahiti Presse Tahiti’s defending champion Shell Va’a team dominated the Bud Light Molokai Hoe yesterday, winning the unofficial outrigger world championship for the fifth straight year. The Tahitians set a new Molokai record, finishing the 41-mile course 15 seconds faster than their 2008 record, in 4 hours, 38 minutes, [...]
Some of the least known islands in the United States are on the doorstep of one of the continent’s most densely populated cities. Only a handful of sea kayakers have paddled the Channel Islands, a rugged eight-island archipelago located in southern California’s offshore Pacific Ocean waters. It’s believed that legendary San Diego sea kayaker Ed [...]
Forget about prize money and big purses. Polynesian pride is on the line this weekend at the 58th annual Molokai Hoe, a 41-mile test of skill and endurance that will play out Oct. 10 on the turbulent waters between Molokai and Oahu. A huge rivalry has been sustained between Tahiti and Hawaii for the past [...]
Few things can beat the feeling of bringing home a new boat. That fresh boat smell, that fresh boat shine, and the promises of great times on the water. But where does this new boat go? On the garage floor? Leaned on the wall in the hallway? Out in the side yard in the grass? [...]
Sometimes, things just come together. In kayak design, the melding of whitewater capability and plentiful space to rig overnight gear seems like a no-brainer. But it wasn’t until the end of the last decade that multiple manufacturers explored this budding niche of “crossover” kayaks—boats in the 9- to 10-foot range built for both touring and [...]