Molokai Holokai 2011
Ripping trade winds and large swells made for perfect conditions during the second Molokai Holokai Stand Up Paddle Race last Saturday. Thirty-nine local, off-island and mainland contestants sped along the 8.5 mile run from Kamalo to Hotel Molokai in under two hours. This year’s race featured a new category, Prone (lying on board and paddling with arms), in addition to the men’s, women’s, youth and open divisions. Groups of paddlers from both Oahu and Maui joined the race, as well as one contestant from California, who flew to Molokai just to participate. Second-time champion Jeremy Riggs of Maui won this year’s Molokai Holokai with a time of 1:07:00.