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Hundreds of elite paddlers from around the world will not be flying into Honolulu the last week of July. They won’t be cruising in flip-flops over to Molokai, and won’t be embarking on the most grueling mental and physical challenge of their lives. They won’t be emotionally gliding into Maunalua Bay Beach Park and celebrating at the Outrigger Canoe Club with a community of endurance brothers and sisters.

It would be easy to just write this year’s Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championship off as another coronavirus-related bummer, along with the scratched NBA season and Pearl Jam tour. However, the M2O race is still happening, albeit virtually, from around the world.

Anyone can do it on any craft. Anything goes.

This year, instead of making the trek to Hawaii, paddlers will set up their own routes and paddle their local waters anytime between July 24-26 on whatever craft they so choose to paddle, half the distance of the storied 32-mile, island-to-island course. This means you. To bring the whole thing together, registered paddlers can upload race files, including locations and conditions, or simply share their paddle on social media.

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Lenny after finishing first at Hawaii’s Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships in 2016. Brian Bielmann/Red Bull Content

“I’m most excited to see where people might be paddling,” says Kai Lenny, the figurative and literal poster boy for the event. “They’ll be on rivers, lakes, harbors. There’s going to be someone paddling a pond by their house, going around it 400 times. There will be some unbelievable feats to come out of this.”

Lenny, the Maui native surf-kite-sail-big-wave-paddle-foil wonder, can do pretty much anything on any combination of board and water. Lenny set a new record tie for the 2018 event, racing on a foil-SUP. Before that, he was champ of both the Stand Up Paddle Unlimited and Stock divisions.

The Molokai 2 Oahu race, considered the most elite paddle race in the world, is 32 miles across the Molokai Channel, also known as the Ka’iwi Channel. Racers have to qualify, then put up their own money for flights, accommodations and a chartered support boat.

What Lenny says he will miss the most is the spirit of inclusiveness among paddlers.

“There are no ‘outsiders’ at this event,” Lenny says. “If you’re new to the event, everyone who has already done it celebrates your first time. At the opening ceremony, they announce the newest paddlers and everyone claps and cheers. Everyone specifically wishes you good luck. You’ve earned the right to be there and you’re about to embark on one of the greatest challenges you’ll ever have.”

It’s also not the paddling world’s only legendary challenge to go virtual. The Yukon River Quest, the world’s longest running paddle race that takes paddlers 444 miles on the Yukon River, will also be virtual and also half the distance.

Half the distance for this year’s M2O racers means 16 miles on any body of water chosen. Though competitors will be decentralized physically, Lenny mentioned being pleased with event directors putting in the effort to keep the community connected digitally. And he sees new opportunities. For one, any racer can compete next to Lenny or the lead paddlers. And athletes from around the world will be checking out each other’s local backwaters and personal best times.

“Maybe there are people who have never been able to travel to do this race,” Lenny adds. “They have jobs, families and other priorities at home. How cool that they now have an opportunity? Anyone who wants to put in the time and energy can be part of it. Maybe this is a stepping stone for them to get to Hawaii and do it next year. Maybe they’re going to push themselves that much harder. It helps you feel the camaraderie with this community.”

He also understands his role in that community, and the pressure to perform. Though he may be uploading his paddle like everyone else, he won’t be “phoning it in.” Lenny’s coming out of quarantine in fighting shape, looking for the best day of wind and weather that weekend to actually race the channel.

If you’re interested in signing up, register at molokai2oahu.com ($80 gets you an event hat, T-shirt, M2O camp mug, custom neck gaiter, and sarong). Then all you have to do is paddle 16 miles and you’ve competed in the famed rite of passage, sort of.

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Sourced From: www.mensjournal.com/adventure/molokai-2-oahu-ocean-paddlings-super-bowl-embraces-digital-format/
Published Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 00:48:44 +0000

 

 

 

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Jake Paul Says Salt Bae Might Actually Annoy Him More Than Long Term Rival KSI

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Jake Paul has taken to social media to criticize famous chef ‘Salt Bae’ for his actions after the 2022 Qatar World Cup Final. The restaurateur was seen joining in on the celebrations with Lionel Messi and co, posing for photographs and holding the World Cup trophy. Jake Paul admits that Salt Bae now annoys him more than long term rival KSI.

Jake Paul Slams Salt Bae For Intruding Argentina World Cup Final Celebrations

After arguably the best World Cup Final in history, Argentina players and fans were rightly celebrating after achieving world soccer supremacy in Qatar. On the pitch, the likes of Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and co were celebrating the biggest win of their life, and rightly so.

However, famous chef known as ‘Salt Bae’ seems to have stirred a lot of football fans up the wrong way by intruding and impeding on the Argentina World Cup winning celebrations.

one man who is furious at the actions of Salt Bae is Jake Paul. ‘The Problem Child’ has slammed the restaurateur for ‘disrespecting GOATs’ and ruining the moment for Argentina players after achieving their lifelong dream of winning the World Cup.

This isn’t the first time Salt Bae has been slammed for this. In the aftermath of the 2018 Champions League Final, the chef posed for a photo with Mohammad Salah, a Liverpool player who had just lost the final and sustained a terrible injury. Again, many people saw this as disrespectful, just like intruding the Argentinian celebrations at the World Cup.

Jake Paul admits that Salt Bae may have overtaken KSI in his hate ratings now after his World Cup actions. That is saying something, given the fact that Paul and KSI have had a long-term feud dating back over three years. It all started when KSI beat Logan Paul in a professional boxing fight in 2019, and has been a fierce rivalry ever since.

The 25-year-old has been very vocal with his opinions on Salt Bae and feels that he ‘has been disrespecting GOATs way too long’. As you can see in the tweet below, the YouTube star turned boxer has made his opinions on Salt Bae very vocal:

Will Jake Paul Still Fight KSI Next Year Despite Frustration At Salt Bae?

Despite Jake Paul’s most recent call-out of Salt Bae, the fight everyone wants to see him in is the KSI fight or the Tommy Fury fight. It seems like both of these bouts could happen for ‘The Problem Child’ in 2023. A fight between Jake Paul and KSI is closer than ever, with the pair seemingly agreeing to fight at Wembley Stadium next summer in England in a Twitter back and forth.

Fans will be hoping that the former Disney channel and YouTube star still has his sights set on a fight with long term rival KSI, rather than calling out Salt Bae and potentially having a fight with him instead.

Although Paul has admitted that Salt Bae annoys him more than his English counterpart, it seems that the Paul vs KSI fight could well happen next year. The fight has been brewing for some time now and looks closer than ever to happening.

Both Jake Paul and KSI were in action in the boxing ring very recently, so will both be in good shape and raring to get through the ropes again and face each other in the centre of the canvas.

Fingers crossed we get the Jake Paul vs KSI fight next year and let the pair finally settle their differences in the ring. Who knows, Salt Bae could be ringside to watch!

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Reel Zinger Fishing Charters of Wilmington offers Full & Half Day Fishing Charters for both In-Shore fishing and Off-Shore Fishing of the Carolina Coast. Depending on the charter you have booked and weather, we will take you to the best local fishing spots found over the years. Common fish for this area include Redfish, Black Drum, Bluefin & Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Spanish and King Mackerel, Amberjack and Striped Bass. Thrilling adventures for whole families and friends. The Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach Area not only has an abundance of world-class fishing but has every type of hotel accommodation, cuisine, and restaurants, as well as nightlife. Call today to book your next Big Fish & Tall Tales Adventure!

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There are many choices when it comes to golf gloves and all are very similar, with the only real difference being some are made with real Cabretta leather and some are synthetic. Until now!

The Pro Air golf glove is an unbelievable new concept that adds tiny air pockets inside the golf glove which allows you to hold the golf club with a softer grip. With a softer grip on the golf club, it allows for a more relaxed and lighter grip. No more death grip. With a lighter grip, this should produce longer, straighter and more consistent golf shots!

The Pro Air golf glove also features perforated fingers which the company says accomplished 2 goals, first, it allows your hand to remain cool, second it gives flexibility to your fingers to achieve a relaxed grip. In addition, every panel of the Pro Air golf glove is reinforced with double –backstitched nylon seams.

I must say the feel of the Pro Air golf glove is very unique. It feels like the inside of the glove has very small bubble wrap in it. After a few swings I could immediately notice a more relaxed grip and I didn’t even realize the unusual feel of the tiny air bubbles. I used the glove on the driving range for about 30 minutes, then onto the chipping area then off to the golf course for the real test.

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I used only the Pro Air golf glove for 4 rounds of golf for the test. The glove worked exactly as the company says it would. My grip was much lighter than normal, and my hand stayed cool and dry throughout the entire round of golf. It felt like my golf shots were almost effortless, as I  wasn’t using my normal super tight golf grip.

The company website is www.proairgrip.com and the cost of the glove is only $24.95. It is available for men and woman and a youth version is only $19.95

Overall, a very unique golf glove without question, and unlike any other golf glove in the market. It is a great way to train your hands away from a death grip, and allow you to swing more freely and consistently.

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