Tag - Ekolu

Mitchell Claims Eighth Molokai to Oahu title

Hawaii’s Kanesa Duncan Claims Women’s Ekolu Kalama Takes Standup Honors HONOLULU - (July 26, 2009) — For the eighth consecutive year, Australian Jamie Mitchell proved he’s light years and hard-earned miles ahead of his paddleboard peers, winning the 32-mile Rainbow Sandals Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race that is the unofficial world title of the sport. The toughest tidal conditions in years kept Mitchell from breaking the record he set in 2007, coming in 10 minutes slower today at four [...]

Molokai Paddle Race Brings Out the Studs

As a photographer, one of the funniest questions I hear is, "Do you use models on your shoots or real people?" It's not a completely unfounded query, because I have worked with professional models who are exceptionally one-dimensional, but my experience has been the opposite: The folks I've worked with are typically multi-talented, sometimes ridiculously so. Case in point is Ekolu Kalama, whom I met on Molokai. Ekolu had just flown in from surfing Teahupoo, one of the heaviest [...]

Local group combines surfing and giving (Rancho Santa Fe Record)

Ekolu Kalama rides a wave on his Starboard stand-up paddle board. Redefining stand-up The fastest growing ocean sport is inspiring more than just a new style of surfing. For Del Mar resident John Perell and professional surfer Ekolu Kalama, stand-up paddling is the foundation of their humanitarian organization - A Standup World. "If we as individuals can be stand-up people, and teach everyone ...

Local group combines surfing and giving (Del Mar Times)

Ekolu Kalama rides a wave on his Starboard stand-up paddle board. Photo by: Courtesy Redefining stand-up The fastest growing ocean sport is inspiring more than just a new style of surfing. For Del Mar resident John Perell and professional surfer Ekolu Kalama, stand-up paddling is the foundation of their humanitarian organization - A Standup World. "If we as individuals can be stand-up people, ...

Local group combines surfing and giving (Carmel Valley Leader)

Ekolu Kalama rides a wave on his Starboard stand-up paddle board. Redefining stand-up The fastest growing ocean sport is inspiring more than just a new style of surfing. For Del Mar resident John Perell and professional surfer Ekolu Kalama, stand-up paddling is the foundation of their humanitarian organization - A Standup World. "If we as individuals can be stand-up people, and ...

Local group combines surfing and giving (Solana Beach Sun)

Ekolu Kalama rides a wave on his Starboard stand-up paddle board. Redefining stand-up The fastest growing ocean sport is inspiring more than just a new style of surfing. For Del Mar resident John Perell and professional surfer Ekolu Kalama, stand-up paddling is the foundation of their humanitarian organization - A Standup World. "If we as individuals can be stand-up people, and ...