Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association is proud to announce the


COURSE: Molokai to Oahu. 32 miles (53 km) across the Ka’iwi channel.

START: Kaluakoi Beach on the west end of Molokai

FINISH: Maunalua Beach Park, Hawaii Kai, Oahu (At the Keyhole on north side of the bridge).

DATE: Sunday May 28, 2023

Entry Fee per Paddler Before Apr 01, 2023 Before May 15, 2023
Adult Solo (Surfski1,OC1,V1,SUP,Prone) $250.00 $350.00
Adult Solo (Surfski2,OC2) $250.00 $350.00
Junior Solo (Surfski1,OC1,V1,SUP,Prone) $150.00 $250.00
Junior Solo (Surfski2,OC2) $150.00 $250.00
Adult Relay (Surfski1,OC1,V1,SUP,Prone) $250.00 $350.00
Adult Relay (Surfski2,OC2) $250.00 $350.00
Junior Relay (Surfski1,OC1,V1,SUP,Prone) $150.00 $250.00
Junior Relay (Surfski2,OC2) $150.00 $250.00

The Ka'iwi channel can be unforgiving and is able to swallow you up. You should not consider this option unless you are an accomplished paddler who is currently trained, competent and ready for the challenge.

SOLO and RELAY: Relay can have up to 3 person teams for single seated crafts and 3–6 person teams for double seated crafts. There is not a different division for varying number of team members.

SOLO WITHOUT AN ESCORT. This year for the first time we are going to offer a category for paddlers to race without a personal escort. The paddlers that want to be included in this category must apply and be screened by a safety panel. If you are not known by the panel, you will be required to provide references and a resume. This category will require each paddler to have a tracking device provided by the race, a cell phone with a tracking app as backup, a PFD, leash and a VHF radio on your person. OC-1s must also carry a backup paddle. There will be additional safety craft on the course to take a bag of personal belongings to the finish and assist if you break down. The safety crafts are not on the course to provide fluids and nutritional provisions. The number of additional safety crafts will be based on the number of racers in this category; hence the entry fee will be higher than if you have a personal escort.

OC3 – OC6: Contact race director at jkfoti@gmail.com

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