Pa'a 'Eono Media: Canoe-Kayak Racing Magazine

National online publication--Canoe-Kayak Racing Magazine picked up our story about the Pa'a 'Eono race:

Hawaii paddlers gear up for another challenge

Fresh off the PA'A Molokai relay crossing, the world's best paddlers now have another enduring test on the horizon. Advancing the traditional sport of outrigger canoe racing, with a bevy of progressive stipulations, The Paddling Athletes Association ( PA'A), will host the first annual PA'A 'EONO Molokai Challenge on May 23, 2010. This long-distance paddling race, will initiate an innovative new format that compels competitors to race "iron", or without relief, for the entire 32-mile stretch.

Paddlers have been crossing the Kaiwi Channel in and organized format for nearly 60 years, with the earliest paddlers using only six-person teams. More recently, it developed into teams of nine and ten which included three or four relief paddlers on board a motorboat following alongside the canoe.


For the whole article click the picture below or see the entire May 2010 issue at

Your can also find the entire article at and click Blog. Or for more race info at

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Submitted by VelzyHawaii on Sun, 05/16/2010 - 10:39am

Any rough estimates on how many crews entered (women, men)?
How many crews will actually be racing in the open class?
Estimated finish times?
Weather forecast?


#1 Tue, 05/18/2010 - 5:05pm

26 crews have entered, roughly 8 womens crews and 18 mens. 5 crews are expected to race open design division. Tide looks good, winds were estimated to be about 17 knots last time I checked. Should be a good fast race!


#2 Tue, 05/18/2010 - 9:37pm

VelzyHawaii, nice article you guys wrote on the race!

#3 Wed, 05/19/2010 - 2:36pm

More Coverage! This is gearing up to be one of biggest races in paddling history:

Check out this mornings link to the Honolulu Advertiser.

Right on Manny!
She boogie!

Velzy Hawaii

#4 Fri, 05/21/2010 - 4:55am

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