Kjeldsen, Goo paddle to victory

Friendly trades and sunshine greeted the paddlers of YMCA Kaua’i Hoe Wa’a this past Sunday as they set out for the final race of the season.

Originating at Kalapaki and finishing 20 miles later in Port Allen, the long course was indeed long. Needless to say, it was a test of both surfing and gut level endurance.

Alana Goo for the women had no problem though and finished first in 2:40:11. Maui Kjeldsen, whose name has become synonymous to winning, gapped the entire field in a time of 2:17:17. See the score-board on page B2 for complete results.

Coming up on May 13 is the Kaua’i World Challenge Relay. Contact Tom Bartlett at 826-5503 or ocpaddler.com for race info.

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