Noio in Kaiwi Solo 2024

Posted on May 10, 2024

Pa'a Kaiwi Solo 2024 was historic. It was the biggest, windiest, fastest, and gnarliest channel in OC-1 race history. Congrats to all who crossed, but especially to Kamanu Team rider Lindsey Shank, who won the women's division, crossing in 3:59, notably a new world record and the first female under four hours. And Pat Dolan crushed his own record by 12 minutes in a staggering 3:19. These records undoubtedly stand for some time.

Kamanu Team rider Triston Kaho'okele Santos didn't make it easy for Pat, putting pressure on all day to finish in 3:20. Also on the Noio, Kristin Foster (2023 winner) rounded out 3rd in the Women's division, and Steeve Teihotaata and Manutea Millon placed 4th and 5th in the men's division. Markus and Hi'aka completed their first solo crossings in the 16 and under division. We couldn't be more proud of our team. Three of the top 5 overall and two of the top 3 women choose Noio and are so honored to support them.

After seeing Steeve and Triston, along with a handful of canoes, get swallowed by clean-out sets mid-channel, we are grateful that everyone made it in safely. It really was the most wild conditions in at least 20 years.

Thank you to our team sponsors: Prometheus Construction, O'iwi Ocean Gear, Hawaiian Canvas, and Kalapawai Market.