Hawaii: Elite Athlete Field Announced for 16th Annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships on July 29, 2012, Presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager

Hawaii: Elite Athlete Field Announced for 16th Annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships on July 29, 2012, Presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager

The 16th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager are set to host nearly 300 men and women, representing the world’s top traditional (prone) and stand up paddleboarders (SUP) who will cross the infamous Ka’iwi Channel in a test of endurance and wave riding skills. On Sunday, July 29, 2012, athletes will cover 32 miles of open ocean between the Hawaiian Islands of Molokai and Oahu. They will battle strong currents and surf for hundreds of yards atop waves that can reach more than 12 feet. Ten-time champ Jamie Mitchell steps aside opening men’s traditional paddleboard division. World-class surfers Rob Machado and Joel Parkinson test their wave riding skills in Ka’iwi Channel for first time. Growing women’s field to see strong competition. Follow live race updates on Facebook and Twitter (#M2O). Molokai2Oahu.com is the official race website.

(PRWeb July 23, 2012)

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