Molokai 2 Oahu Official Start List: Who’s Going To Take On The Ultimate Challenge?
The countdown to Molokai continues.
In less than three days, several of the world’s best paddlers will tackle what is arguably the single most prestigious challenge in our sport: The 32 mile crossing from Molokai 2 Oahu.
On Sunday we’ll have live coverage of Molokai 2015 presented by SIC, but in the meantime let’s take a look at who’s actually competing in the big one.
More Molokai Coverage To Come…
FRIDAY: Who’s Going To Win? Preview & Predictions
SATURDAY: World Ranking Scenarios (We Could Have A New World Number One)
SUNDAY: Live Coverage Of The 19th Annual Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships
Getting a spot in Molokai isn’t exactly straightforward. This isn’t like a normal race, where you pay your entry fee, grab your bib number and head on out to the start line.
Molokai takes months of preparation. It’s not just the physical training and complex logistics (flights, escort boats, etc), there’s also the fact that Molokai sells out in record time, and getting a spot is like receiving a golden ticket from Willy Wonka.
It’s an achievement just starting this race, let alone finishing it.
So who is starting this year?
There will be a lot of paddlers on the start line Sunday, and many of them will be world-class, however only a handful have what it takes to win the most prestigious race of the year. So check back tomorrow when we rate the contenders for the title in our “Molokai: Preview & Predictions” post.
You can get the full start list on the official site, but the one we’re most interested in – the solo SUP division – looks like this…
2015 Molokai 2 Oahu Start List
Updated July 22nd
Women’s Stock (14′)
Matt Nottage (a late addition after his great performance at the Maliko and M2M races)
Men’s Stock (14′)
Atonio Chaer Filho
Kelly Tam Sing