Clare Seeger Mawae was Britain's Number 1 Lady windsurfer on high performance boards from 1981 to 1990. She was the first Briton (male or female) to win a World title, becoming in 1985 the Amateur World Champion. In the 1986 professional World Cup circuit she finished 4th.
Clare was born in Singapore in 1965. She has lived here on Molokai for the past 17 years.
Prior to this Clare was a World Class Champion in the sport of Windsurfing. For 12 years she dominated the British windsurfing circuit with ten National Titles, part of the 1981 Olympic windsurfing squad, a world title in 1985 and the first British Windsurfer to get an overall world title.
She has been ranked 4th overall and 3rd in the slalom on the professional world circuit in 1986, four Hawaii State slalom titles and retiring as US National Slalom Champion in 1993.
Clare has won international pro events around the world and has always been considered as a world class competitor.
Prior to her windsurfing career, Clare was the youngest finisher of Britains first London Marathon in 3hrs and 49 mins, with only 6 weeks of training at the age of 15. Clare competed in running, snow skiing, swimming, biathlons, triathlons(swimming running and pistol shooting), and sailing events in the International Cadet, Firefly and the Olympic 470 class.
Clare's love of the outdoors was at a tender age of three, with camping expeditions in the Malaysian jungle, driving overland from Calcutta, India, back to England at the age of six, and celebrating her birthday by roaming the hills of Afganistan.
Holidays with her family would be walking in the English countryside and sleeping under stars, spending a Christmas on top of Ben Nevis (Britain's highest mountain) testing out mountain equipment, exploring the regions of Oman especially the Jebal Akdar, the Basque mountain region in Northern Spain, camping on skiing holidays, exploring the European Alps in the summer and skiing them in the winter.
Clare has since settled down on Molokai for the past 17 years, raising her two daughters and her son. One of Clare’s focus and energy now is in Molokai Outdoor Activities. Her main goal is to create a friendly, helpful and courteous business to assist the visitor who wants to find a unique and cultural experience in the Hawaiian Islands. This goes hand in hand with the non profit foundation Youth In Motion that she set up for Molokai Youth.
In addition Clare is now fundraising for her three children, Kalawai for her education and music, and Josie and Alex with Stand up Paddling…. The rooms in our home is all about creative fundraising for the kids..
Although Clare is not from Molokai, her three children are half Hawaiian and both have Molokai roots, and all three have and are immersed in the Hawaiian language and culture. So please come and enjoy our creative fundraising efforts by staying in our home.. We hope that you like many other guests over the years will be pleasantly surprised with your visit to Molokai…..