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 Center, Hawaii Kai, Oahu.
Date: Sunday May 26, 2019
April 29 12:00 midnight, early registration ends, late registration fee imposed.
May 12 12:00 midnight, Registration closes. Escort boat waiver and registration form due.
May 23 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Kona Brew Pub in Koko Marina Shopping Center, Hawaii Kai: Race check in and packet pick up.
May 25 5:30 p.m. Kaluakoi, Molokai. Pre-race meeting.
May 26 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.
During and Post-Race: At Kona Brew Pub in Koko Marina Center: Spectators are welcome to patronize the Brew Pub and watch the finish of the race comfortably from the restaurant. After the paddlers have finished the race, there will be a light meal available for the paddlers inside Kona Brew Pub, plus a few complimentary Kona Brewing Co. beverages.
6:30 p.m.: There will be the awards banquet in Waikiki with dinner and drinks. Location TBA
OVERFLOW PARKING AT KOKO MARINA: 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.
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.
|Entry Fees||Feb 01, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019||Apr 30, 2019 - May 12, 2019|
|SOLO (Surfski 2, OC2)||$460.00||$550.00|
|RELAY 2 Paddlers (SUP,PRONE,V1,Surfski,OC1)||$400.00||$490.00|
|RELAY 3 Paddlers (SUP,PRONE,V1,Surfski,OC1)||$600.00||$735.00|
|RELAY 3 Paddlers (Surfski 2,OC2)||$600.00||$735.00|
|RELAY 4 Paddlers (Surfski 2,OC2)||$800.00||$980.00|
|RELAY 5 Paddlers (Surfski 2,OC2)||$1,000.00||$1,225.00|
|RELAY 6 Paddlers (Surfski 2,OC2)||$1,200.00||$1,470.00|
Entry Fee and deadlines:
Before April 30: $230.00 per adult paddler $115.00 per junior (18 and under).
Contact Kanaka Ikaika for junior discount code
From April 30–May 12: $275.00 per adult paddler $160.00 per junior (18 and under)
Before April 30: $200.00 per adult paddler $100.00 per junior (18 and under). Contact Kanaka Ikaika for junior discount code
From April 30–May 12: $245.00 per adult paddler $145.00 per junior (18 and under)
May 12: Registration Closes at midnight
Prize Money. $15,000.00 purse: For Surfski and OC-1 Elite Solo category only.
Pre-race packet pick up and escort boat captain’s information:
Thursday May 23rd 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Kona Brew Pub in Koko Marina Center, Hawaii Kai. Plan to stay for a few beers and some dinner.
Pre- Race Briefing on Molokai: Saturday May 25th, 5:30 PM in the courtyard at Kaluakoi Villas.
Escort Boat Information. Each paddler or team entry must have an escort boat. GET YOUR ESCORT BOAT LINED UP EARLY. EXPECT TO PAY $800.00 +, plus cost of transporting craft to Molokai.
All competitors will be REQUIRED to send in a boat waiver in order for their entry to be confirmed – Please click here (http://s3.amazonaws.com/pse_live/Kanaka%20Ikaika/Escort%20Boat%20Waiver%20Form.pdf) for boat waiver and submit no later than May 12, 2019.
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