Sunday, 31 July 2011

ONE TOUCH - The Film

Check out the link below to the trailer for the film ONE TOUCH - a  documentary being filmed about Wes (Berg), Dean (Brady) and Zeb's journey to contest the 2011 Molokai.

http://vimeo.com/26298141

Friday, 13 May 2011

A WEEK OUT OF THE WATER

This week has not been a great week for me. After a my weekend away i was a little run down i throught would be right, but i was wrong. I have been sick an not able to paddle all week i was so over it. But i am feeling better an back in to full training again this week. I will be paddling from the Torquay surfclub at 6:45am monday an wednesday an i will see what the weather is doing for me long paddle this week. I think this week out of the water will make me train a bit harder for that next couple of weeks. Not to long to go now!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

TWO WEEKS WITH THE BOYS

I am back online after an internet melt down at home. Well Easter is done now an I am back to paddling by myself and the water is getting colder. I have had a good two weeks paddling with Wes and Brady who were down for the comp over Easter, it was so good to paddle with someone every day. The only problem was after day two of the boys being down my back went. Lucky I have a great osteo in Rach Cooper and she fixed me up nice and quick. But the boys only ended up being here for a bit over a week due to what they are calling the better run of swell ever for the Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro. So I am back to a one man band now, Thursday I paddled my nomel Bells to fishos and back in the heaviest fog ever. I didn't see land for like an hour or so it was pretty rad not knowing where I was just paddling by myself. I did a couple of paddles on Friday and a windy, crap paddle on Monday. I am paddling with a mate, Dopes, who is home from Canada for a week or so then I am off to train on the mighty Snowy River this weekend so I will have something a bit different to write about on monday in my next post. To anyone reading this thanks for following my progress.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Training up dates.

I have been paddling away along the coast as i have been for a month or to now. Friday the wind was so bad i moved my big paddle session to Saturday an had to paddle up the barwon river from barwonheads. It was an good paddle around 24km, For the first time i had a training partner it was sick i have been going a little crazy at sea by myself. It was a a good change on the river the winds were never to bad at any stage, an the tides were not the strong. I paddled this morning with Was Berg one of my mates doing the Molokai with me an we had a great morning to paddle very little wind an nice little waves, he is down for the whole easter for the bells comp, so i am really happy i have a training mate to talk to in the water, so i don't have to talk to myself the whole time. We will be paddling for Torquay Surf Life Saving at 6:45am on Wednesday if anyone wants to come for a paddle. Yew

Monday, 11 April 2011

History of the Molokai

The 15th Annual Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard World Championships takes place in Hawaii on 31 July 2011. The 32 mile channel crossing begins on the shores of Molokai and finishes on the island of Oahu, taking paddlers across a body of water that has claimed the lives of many, from ancient canoe fleets to fisherman and watermen. Paddling has been a part of Hawaiian heritage since early Polynesians traversed over 2,500 miles of open ocean, navigating by way of waves, wind and stars. Double-hulled sailing canoes covered the long distances and, with the introduction of surfing in the late 18thcentury, paddle boarding also became a means of local ocean transport. The Molokai Channel is therefore steeped in history. The tragic loss of Hawaiian big-wave rider and Renaissance man Eddie Aikau in the Molokai Channel during the 1978 Polynesian voyage of the Hokule’asailing canoe only added to the mystique and revered power of the channel. After gale-force winds and 30-foot swells disabled the Hokule’a, Aikau headed for land on his rescue paddleboard to seek help for his stranded crew mates. His body and his board were never found. Eddies memory is embedded in Hawaiian culture – in surfing culture – and is celebrated through an annual big wave invitational surfing challenge at Waimea Bay in Hawaii. Like the Molokai race itself, it is an event a celebration, that honours the life of the waterman.


For more information please visit www.molokai2oahu.com