Foster tames the Ka‘iwi, crowned World Champion

Courtesy Pam Murphy

Hanalei’s Kristin Foster makes her way along the Moloka‘i coastline, Sunday, during the PA‘A Ka‘iwi Solo race.

Courtesy Pam Murphy

Hanalei’s Kristin Foster, right, and her husband Jody Simpson celebrate the completion of Foster’s participation in the PA‘A Ka‘iwi Solo race on Sunday.

HONOLULU — North Shore wahine Kristin Foster beat the Ka‘iwi Channel, Sunday, and was the first woman from Kaua‘i to win her division in the OC1 Molokai World Championship, said North Shore resident Pam Murphy, who attended the cross channel race from Moloka‘i to Hawai‘i Kai, O‘ahu.