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M2O sadly announces the cancellation of the 24th Annual Moloka’i 2 O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships

Despite progress against the pandemic, M2O has decided to cancel this year's event. Here is the letter just released from M2O: Aloha M2O Athletes, We appreciate the recent emails inquiring about the status of this year's Moloka'i 2 O'ahu Paddleboard World Championships and for...

I left Harbor Island at 6 am, heading south under Causeway Drive and
south down Bank’s Channel. The headwind was tempered by the outgoing
tide. In 35 minutes, I’d already passed the Coast Guard Station,
rounded the bend of Masonboro Inlet and hopped the wall at the South
End. Matt Jule was surfing lazy, thigh-high waves by Crystal Pier. I
surfed a few waves on my way North. The south swell acted like a
downwinder without the wind. At Mercer’s Pier, I pointed at a school
of Spanish for the fishermen on the pier and started to feel the
shifting winds coming out of the west. I was an hour into the trip
and thought I’d stop, get out and portage the board overland to Banks
Channel and just have this be my light day. But then, on the horizon,
I saw some longboarders close to the inlet and I perked up. The wind
was light, so I made it there quickly. Alan Boyd and Michael Whitmore
were there as usual. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the small waves. I
was early for the tide change, so I sat down and had a protein bar and
some water, breakfast. Needlefish scooted around me on the surface and
a pelican stared below at a school of reds.

After some food and a few waves, I paddled the inlet, still outgoing,
and turned onto the ICW. The West wind neither helped, nor hurt. I
could see the drawbridge and dug in. By the time I reached Harbor
Island, where I had put in, it was almost exactly three hours. The
route is between 13 and 14 miles. Except for the start and the
outgoing tide, the wind and current were pretty neutral. I’m
understanding this keel more and more every day. I drank the entire
contents of my 2 Liter Camelback. It was 72 when I started and almost
90 by the tie I was done.

John Beausanghttp://www.paddlemonster.com
Writer, Small Business Owner Father, Husband, Paddler, Surfer Sixers & Eagles Fan Proudly Independent Publisher, @distressdmullet Co-Founder @Paddlemonster

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