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Dave Kalama won the second annual paddle board race on his standup. He had the fastest time of any craft in the race. Beating Jamie Mitchell time. Jamie is current world champ in paddle board racing.  Great job Dave. There were over 70 standup entries out of 180 people. It was a great race and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves during the race and at the big party after. I hope next year the standup entries are more then the prone paddlers

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Re: Dave Kalama wins Maliko to Kahului harbor race yesterday on Maui
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2007, 02:42:00 PM »
really impressive speed.

Right now I am not as fast as paddleboarders, maybe next year or I just need to paddle from the big island to kaui for training:)

I keep thinking about lance armstong's title of his book, "it's not about the bike" but it appears that those F16 they use in hawaii are fast as hell -
Pretty Cool Video http://mauisurfreport.blogspot.com/2007/07/downwind-on-f16.html 


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Re: Dave Kalama wins Maliko to Kahului harbor race yesterday on Maui
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2007, 07:34:18 AM »
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I keep thinking about lance armstong's title of his book, "it's not about the bike"

I think a second title line of "...but this handmade Trek sure is nice" would have been a good addition :)

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Dave Kalama won the second annual paddle board race on his standup. He had the fastest time of any craft in the race. Beating Jamie Mitchell time. Jamie is current world champ in paddle board racing.

One amazing thing is the athletic depth of the guys you mentioned.  Most by now have seen this video of Laird shot this winter at Ho'okipa / Lanes http://youtube.com/watch?v=6eUfT8r1PsU , but less told, these two guys both paddled out prone on longboards to share the sesh with Laird, and slayed it.
In my mind the single most impressive action of the day, was Kalama taking off on insane Lane's lefts.

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Re: Dave Kalama wins Maliko to Kahului harbor race yesterday on Maui
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2007, 04:58:35 PM »
The race was a pretty good reflection of the growth of the sport. They went from 30 some off paddlers to 60+ this year. There was one category for stand up last year and now there are three. Finally, from a performance standpoint, Jamie beat out Dave last year in the harbor, this year Dave won by six minutes.

 


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