Siren Songs Volume 1:
Kiyomi Sheppard, North Shore - Oahu
Kiyomi is Japanese born and raised. She came to the North Shore of Oahu, like so many others, on a journey looking for waves and surf. She found that she loved Hawaii and made it her home. Like many North Shore waterwomen, Kiyomi took to paddleboarding to complement her surfing. She completed the Molokai Channel for the first time in 2007 and took the past two years off to have a baby. Now, she is back for 2010!
I feel good! My surfing has improved!
After having a child (my son Nalu is 2 years old), I lost my baby weight by paddling. Now that I've trained for next week's Molokai race, I feed physically and mentally strong!
I want to use this opportunity posting on the blog to wish good luck to all paddlers in Molokai and to thank my son and my husband for the support that they both give me.
I'm so happy to try the Molokai race again!
Look for Kiyomi to have a great finish and a winning smile on July 25th. She will be escorted by son Nalu and husband Buddy!