August 23, 2017

The green set of Hoku paddles will be going out on top. Lanikai men won the Duke Race, the first long distance race of the season in Hawaii. Going forward, Lanikai will be using the new Kialoa Paea paddle. They believe they will be faster with the Paea as there is less energy loss with the stiffer blade. 

Lanikai Canoe Club Blitzes Path to Waikiki

An observer on Waikiki Beach accurately described Lanikai’s dominant performance via a rhetorical question on a sweltering Sunday morning to begin the long-distance outrigger canoe paddling season.

“Did you guys have a motor on the back of the canoe? Damn, you were fast!”

The green-and-white clad Lanikai Canoe Club’s top crew sprinted to victory at the 50th edition of the

Duke Kahanamoku Long Distance Race, a 26-mile trek from Kailua to Waikiki Beach held Sunday as thousands of supporters and onlookers watched from the sand. Lanikai crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 47 minutes and 23 seconds — the fastest finish this decade — and held off Team Primo (2:50:18), Hui Nalu (2:51:49), Red Bull Wa‘a (2:52:18), Lanikai’s second crew (2:58:48) and Outrigger (2:59:51).

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