Pa'a Relay updates

Hello Gang,

I'm getting text updates from Danny Ching today. As I receive them, I will attempt to post them to the OCPaddler forum.

First change. Us, Kai & Pat; Daniel and Kua. 3 way tie.

Submitted by jcrayton on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 10:28am



photo from Danny


#1 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 10:30am


1 hr in is 10 yrds. Daniel/Kua and Kai/Pat.

(I've asked for a description of the channel conditions)


#2 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 10:32am


1.5 hrs.
Daniel/Kua 1
Pat/Kai 2
us (Danny/Jimmy) 3 10 seconds
Billy/Manny 4

Head wind. 2 ft wind waves in face.


#3 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 10:57am


. 3ft white caps in the face.

Kai us big island boys .

Manny and billy lawson battling big Island for 3rd about 40yrs back and 100yrds left .


#4 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 11:19am


Any word on approximately what time the first crews will be finishing?


#5 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 11:34am


Jimmy is battling Kai for the lead.

Getting windier in the face ...


#6 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 11:42am


(From Danny)

Kai and us.

20yrds then Manny/Billy

4th is Big Islanders


#7 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 12:05pm


Thanks for updates for those of us who had to work today. Appreciate it


#8 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 12:19pm


(from Danny)

Kai, us hundred yrds back and fading

(I'm not sure how to interpret this ....)


#9 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 12:47pm


(from Danny)


#10 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 1:02pm


(from Danny)
Doing 15 min shifts to Jimmy's 8. He's sick.

We just got caught by Manny/Billy and the Big Island Boys.

Kai/Pat front by 200yrds


#11 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 1:25pm


mahalo nui jcrayton , i couldn find noting on facebook, and sure thinng, good old OCPADDLER.com did it again!
aloha from argentina!


#12 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 1:30pm


Just took a brief phone call from Danny. At the wall(tip of Oahu) and he /Jimmy are going inside.

Kai and Pat are going outside still leading. Followed by Manny/Billy.

15 mile an hour headwind (Johnny said 20). Sounds like Jimmy's feeling better ...


#13 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 2:00pm


Anybody know who the bigisland team is?


#14 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 2:57pm


Early on Danny Ching said the Big Island team was Daniel and Kua.


#15 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 3:21pm


Pat 1st. Manny 2nd. Kua 3rd.


#16 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 3:45pm


Sorry gang.

No communication from Danny since his phone call 90 minutes ago. Either Danny & Jimmy pulled hero shifts and they're battling like a herd of turtles into a lame head wind.

Or they're out of it and Danny's not in a talkative mood.

Time will tell ...


#17 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 3:54pm


Sorry about the stale update. The leading crews have finished.

Signing out from the mainland ...


#18 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 4:06pm


Courtesy of Hawaiian Energy Shotz Webpage:

First Eight Finishers Unofficial

1 P.Dolan/Bartlett
2 Lawson/Kulukulualani
3 Kua/ Daniel
4 Danny/ Jimmy
5 Kalei/ Keola
6 Ikaika Haunio/ Jeff Silva
7 Trey cox/ Kainoa Tanoai
8 Makana/ Justin


#19 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 5:44pm


Must be something in that Big Island water. Three of top seven? Unreal.
The pictures of the race look more brutal than any channel I've ever seen. Looking forward to hearing the post race horror stories.

Unreal job to everyone who attempted it. I sat at home eating guacamole and refreshing OCP.


#20 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 6:15pm


arE all those big island People from team livestrOng?


#21 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 6:40pm


Yes all mellow Johnny's paddlers. Definately next gen type sh&t. A whole different level in effect ok the BI.


#22 Sun, 05/05/2013 - 7:44pm


yep, mellow johnny paddlers (formerly team livestrong) Talking with some of the Livestrong guys prior to the race, Daniel's first at competitive OC1 racing, certainly putting on a show. The guys from Mellow Johnny are contenders for sure


#23 Mon, 05/06/2013 - 6:11am


just out of curiosity. who is mellow Johnny? And what happened to the Livestrong name?

Very cool that they're pushing the envelope over there.


#24 Mon, 05/06/2013 - 8:45am


Mellow Johnny is Lance Armstrong's bike shop. It a play on "maillot jaune", yellow jersey.


#25 Mon, 05/06/2013 - 10:49am


There's only one thing in the world that I don't like in the face..... and that is wind.

Hopefully the next party Manny throws will have wind hitting me from the back.........cause that's the only thing I like hitting me from da back side.

I love gett'n wind from the back more than I hate gett'n it in da face. So I'll continute to show up to the party hoping to get from behind instead of getting it in the face.

Great to see Pat back racing and at the top of the resutls. When he's at his best, he's on top.

Btw- excellent job to Manny and Billy.


#26 Mon, 05/06/2013 - 11:32am


What a race for the lead dogs! Big congrats to Kai and Pat - unbelieveable training. I watched Kai work all week some days like 10-12 hours, try to get in some training and then to power thru those shit conditions, unbelievable! Great teamwork, strategy during the race. Ask Pat how it was. Bumper cars at 2-3 hours with Jimmy Danny PAt and Kai drafting, overlapping- wow! Wish I had a video camera or something to film it. Danny and KAi side by side sharing strokes - they make it look so easy. Pat ended with the best part of the run- surfing into the Ala Wai. Everyone who did this race- congrats. Awesome.


#27 Tue, 05/07/2013 - 2:36pm


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