Second Stand Up Race Successful
By Clare Seeger Mawae
Stand Up Paddle Association of Molokai (SUPAM) had race number two of the season in both the long and short courses. Runner up youth champion from 2011 was Kekai Adachi, winning the short course in a credible time of 41.23 in the surfboard division. Solana Adachi followed shortly after.
Josie Mawae took honors in the 10-mile long course with Kavin Kuwamura, who entered last minute.
This was another great event especially for those preparing for the Waikiki Paddle Festival, the Olokai, the Molokai Holokai, the Maliko Gulch Races, channel events, and other major events around the state.
SUPAM would like to thank Chris Cheney for volunteering to this series.We encourage those interested in racing, volunteering, or just to have some fun to come join us for the rest of the season. Please contact Clare Mawae for more information at 808-336-0946 or go to supmolokai.org.
Races/Training sessions coming up are:
1. Sat. April 21, 1 p.m. (1.1ft) start; rising tide till 3:52 p.m. (2.0ft)
2. Sat. May 5, 12 noon (1.0ft) start; rising tide till 3:15 p.m. (2.4ft)
3. Sat. May 19, 12 noon (1.2ft) start; rising tide till 3:04 p.m. (2.2ft) – Molokai Holokai Race, (Kamalo Harbor to Hotel Molokai, 8.5 miles) – both divisions, and bonus points for the series – Please contact the Ohana Surf Club for more info
4. Sat. June 2, 11 a.m. (1.1ft) rising tide till 2:20 p.m. (2.5ft) – This event is pending