Since he was seventeen years old in 1958, Joseph "Nappy" Napoleon has been competing in the canoe race Molokai Hoe, a long, open ocean journey from the island of Molokai to Oahu. With a passion for the competitions, Napoleon reflects fondly on the championships, training, and racing from when he was a teenager until now. Although fifty-five years have passed since then his first Molokai Hoe, Nappy shows no signs of stopping any time soon. Times have changed and younger competitors are always entering the races, but Nappy and his teammates continue to race on with a love for the sport.

Original air date: October 10, 2013

HIKI NŌ #502

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