Jamie Mitchell featured in a "Decade of Dominance"

April 19, 2012 | Surfing
Jamie Mitchell: paddleboarding life

Jamie Mitchell has announced the release of "Decade of Dominance", a surf movie featuring his long waterman career as professional paddleboarder and SUP specialist.

Mitchell has been winning the infamous Molokai-2-Oahu World Championship of Paddleboarding, since 2002. The event defies the strongest and toughest humans in the world's most treacherous bodies of water, the 32 mile Ka'iwi channel, aptly named the "channel of bones".

"Decade of Dominance" showcases Jamie's achievements and opinions from Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Gerry Lopez, Dave Kalama and more. The film was was directed by Brent Deal.

The Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships was founded in 1997 and has grown from a grassroots challenge for the legendary lifeguards and watermen of Oahu to the premiere event for the sport of paddleboarding.

More than 250 courageous men and women from 15 countries will attempt to cross 32 miles of treacherous open ocean known as the Ka’iwi (kah-EE-vee) Channel from Kaluakoi Beach on the north shore of Molokai to Maunalua Bay on the south shore of Oahu.

The fastest athletes complete the crossing in less than five hours, facing powerful currents as they surf atop swells that can reach heights of more than 12 feet and carry athletes for hundreds of yards.