Molokaʻi Hoe 2011

Molokaʻi Hoe 2011

Produced, Photographed, and Edited by Kaʻāina Paikai.

For the sixth consecutive year, Shell Vaʻa from Tahiti has claimed the top prize at the worldʻs premier outrigger canoe paddling contest. The 41-mile journey across the Kaʻiwi Channel tested the skill, endurance, and determination of the hundreds of paddling enthusiasts who participated.

Congratulations to all who continue the tradition of heihei waʻa.

ʻŌiwi TV reaches across generations, socio-economic statuses, and geographic locations as the sole media venue where the Hawaiian language, culture and perspective thrive. Through Digital Channel 326, ʻŌiwi TV reaches over 220,000 households across the entire State via Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s network. Through its website, mobile, and social media venues, ʻŌiwi TV is reaching Hawaiians everywhere and engaging a generation of Hawaiians that expect to access anything and everything from anywhere at anytime.


  1. johngarcia 13 years ago

    Awesome piece! Thanks for sharing!

  2. keonilee 13 years ago

    No wonder the Tahitians kick butt. They’re literally professional paddlers. Didn’t know that…

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.