Date:Sunday May 27, 2018
Course: Molokai to Oahu. 32 miles (53 km) across the Ka’iwi channel.
START: Kaluakoi Beach on the west end of Molokai
FINISH: Kona Brew Pub in Koko Marina Shopping Center, Hawaii Kai, Oahu.
Date: Sunday May 27, 2018
April 29 12:00 midnight, early registration ends, late registration fee imposed.
May 14 12:00 midnight, Registration closes.
Escort boat waiver and registration form due.
May 24 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Kona Brew Pub in Koko Marina Shopping Center, Hawaii Kai: Race check in and packet pick up.
May 26 5:30 p.m. Kaluakoi, Molokai. Pre-race meeting.
May 27 RACE DAY! Pule:8:00a.m. Start #1: 8:30 a.m. SUP and Prone mandatory start, self-proclaimed slow paddlers and OC-6 Juniors Start #2: 9:30 a.m. All other female paddlers, and self-proclaimed slower/intermediate male paddlers. Start #3: 10:00 a.m. Elite male paddlers.
Course Closes: 4:00 p.m. Paddlers must be around Portlock Point and inside China Wall or they will have to pull their craft off the water.
Post-Race: 5:00 p.m. Paddler’s buffet dinner at Kona Brew Pub in Koko Marina Shopping Center with an awards presentation. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Guests are welcome to patronize the restaurant.
OVERFLOW PARKING: Additional parking will be available across the street at Koko Head Elementary. Participants with canoes or surfskis on their rooftops are asked to park at the elementary school or at Hawaii Kai boat ramp as the Koko Marina Shopping Center parking is tight and boats could get damaged.
June 02 & 03 Maui Jim Ocean Shootout in Ka’anapali, Maui. $50,000.00 purse.
|Entry Fees||Jan 01, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018||Apr 30, 2018 - May 22, 2018|
|SOLO - Surfski (or OC1)||$230.00||$275.00|
|SOLO - Surfski-2 (or OC2)||$400.00||$490.00|
|SOLO - V-1||$230.00||$275.00|
|SOLO -SUP (or Prone)||$230.00||$275.00|
|RELAY - Surfski 1 or OC1 2 Paddlers||$400.00||$490.00|
|RELAY - Surfski 1 or OC1 3 Paddlers||$600.00||$735.00|
|RELAY - V1 2 Paddlers||$400.00||$490.00|
|RELAY - V1 3 Paddlers||$600.00||$735.00|
|RELAY - Surfski2 (or) OC2 3 Paddlers||$600.00||$735.00|
|RELAY - Surfski2 (or) OC2 4 Paddlers||$800.00||$980.00|
|RELAY - Surfski2 (or) OC2 5 Paddlers||$1,000.00||$1,225.00|
|RELAY - Surfski2 (or) OC2 6 Paddlers||$1,200.00||$1,470.00|
|RELAY - SUP (or Prone) 2 Paddlers||$400.00||$490.00|
|RELAY - SUP (or Prone) 3 Paddlers||$600.00||$735.00|
SOLO and RELAY: Relay is one division only, but can have 2 or 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.
OC-6 Junior Relay can have up to 12 paddlers per crew. Contact race director.
Craft Divisions: Surfski-1, Surfski-2, Prone Paddleboard, SUP, V-1, OC-1, OC-2, OC-3, OC-6
Solo – Male and Female:
Junior (18 and under), 19 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 56, 57 – 63, 64+
HAWAII RESIDENT: There will be a division and award for the top SS-1 Hawaii resident paddler
Relay: 2 or 3 paddlers per team.
Male and Female: Open = 1st–3rd, Juniors, 19-50, 50+.
Solo – Male and Female: Open
Relay – Open (Male, Female or Mixed)
Male and Female: Open
Relay: 3 - 6 paddlers per team.
Male and Female: Junior, Open.
Solo – Male and Female
Unlimited – Any board size: Open
Relay: 2 or 3 person teams: Male, Female and Mixed.
Solo – Male and Female
Relay: 2 or 3 person teams: Male, Female and Mixed
OC-3 and OC-6. Open. Contact race director for more information.
Mixed divisions can have only 1 male paddler per single seat craft relay teams and no more than 2 male paddlers per double seat craft relay teams (for a 3 person team only 1 male).
SUP relay divisions will include a 14’ class if there is substantial participation.
Relay Surfski teams cannot switch crafts every change. Substitute craft(s) allowed only once per race and subject to you finding an escort willing to change crafts mid channel. It’s encouraged to find a suitable sized partner, or a ski with easily adjusting footpedals so that no craft changes are needed. OC-1 relay teams must use one canoe.
OC-1 and Surfski solo: Top 5 will be recognized as open with age group beginning at 6th place.
SUP and Prone solo: If there is a resounding amount of entries, we’ll open up another board class and/or age group divisions, with top 3 overall being recognized as open, and age groups per board division beginning at 4th place.
All relay teams are entered in the age group of the youngest team member. Hence, youngest paddler determines your category.
Relay teams in all disciplines will default top 3 to open with age group placing starting with 4th place.
There will be 3 starting times to send slower crafts and paddlers earlier. There will be a time cut off, so if you are slow and you want to finish the race, you should start in one of the first two starts. It is mandatory to start at the time for which you registered!
Prize money is limited only to Surfski and OC-1 solo divisions.
Start Times: YOU MUST START AT THE TIME FOR WHICH YOU REGISTERED!
Early start times are mandatory for slower crafts and recommended for paddlers who know they will be slow.
Start #1: 8:30 a.m. SUP and Prone mandatory start, self-proclaimed slow paddlers and OC-6 Juniors
Start #2: 9:30 a.m. All other female paddlers, and self-proclaimed slower/intermediate male paddlers.
Start #3: 10:00 a.m. Elite male paddlers.
Course Closes at 4:00 pm.
If you are not at Portlock Point by 4:00 p.m., you must pack your craft on your escort and ride in. If you continue paddling without authorization by the officials you will be disqualified. This is a safety precaution as we need to be certain all persons are safely accounted for on Oahu well before dark in the event of an emergency.
OC-3 AND OC-6: Contact race director for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808 524-6677.