Bucking waves, currents and winds made a really tough task for the athletes competing in the 2013 World Paddleboard Championship in Hawaii even tougher. But our favorite relay team of Dr. Patrick and Dr. Steve Klemawesch beat the elements and finished the 32-mile, open-ocean stand-up paddleboard competition in July.
The crossing in open Pacific waters begins on Kaluakoi Beach on the north shore of Molokai and finishes in Maunalua Bay on the south shore of Oahu. Competing as a team for the first time, the docs finished in – try to grasp how grueling – 6:48:57! Not exactly like doing laps at North Shore Pool! Tropical Storm Flossie threatened to sink the whole endeavor, but held off long enough to let the race follow its schedule.
Good for you, guys!