Maui to Molokai (Maui Paddling Hui)
April 15 2017
This classic Pailolo channel race is from Maui (DT Fleming Beach Park) to Kaunakakai, Molokai. The 26 mile open ocean race offers some of the best downwind surfing conditions in the state of not the word. A must do for serious downwind paddlers.
Maui Jim South Shore Classic
May 7 2017
The South Shore Classic is an all ages ocean swim race in Waikiki. The course is designed to maximize spectator viewing from Queens Beach and the Kapahulu Groin, Waikiki. The SSC is anticipated to attract over 200 of the top ocean swimmers from around the state and offers spectacular nearshore swimming with lots of course strategy, clear water and reef scenery.
Maui Jim Kauai World Challenge (KWC)
May 13 2017
First held in 2002, the KWC is a 34-mile 2-person coastal relay traversing Kauai’s wild and scenic southeast side. Spectator friendly viewing areas are found at designated relay transitions in Wailua Beach Park (race start), Hanamaulu Beach Park, Kalapaki Beach, Poipu Beach Park, and the Salt Pond (finish line). The KWC is anticipated to attract over 125 of Hawai‘i’s top Outrigger paddlers.
Maui Jim Oahu Coastal Relay (OCR)
May 21 2017
The OCR features a 32-mile, 2-person coastal relay of various race craft but is dominated by O’ahu’s top outrigger paddlers on a spectator-friendly course around the spectacular southeastern coast of Oahu. This event began in 1995 and is expected to attract around 200 participants.
Maui Jim Molokai Challenge (MJMC)
May 28 2017
The MJMC is estimated to attract nearly 100 elite paddlers from around the world. The Molokai Challenge began in 1977 and is the longest running channel race in Hawai‘i, with a course spanning 32-miles across the Kaiwi Channel. The MJMC is the Superbowl of competitive surfski paddling and is a true test of endurance and perseverance, as participants must navigate the often-unpredictable channel weather conditions and currents.
Maui Jim Ocean Shootout
June 3 - 4 2017
The MaJORS will culminate in the Maui Jim Ocean Shootout (MJOS). Offering a newly upped $50,000 prize purse the LARGEST PRIZE PURSE IN THE WORLD of its kind, the MJOS is recognized as the premier ocean racing event in the world. The Maui Jim Ocean Shootout offers 2 days of lifeguard-style ocean sprints in a wide variety of racing craft and may be the only event in the world to provide the participants will all the equipment as part of the entry. MJOS is in its third year and is anticipated to draw over 100 participants, beautiful Kaanapali Beach, Maui.
Maui to Molokai Challenge (M2MC) Molokai Holokai
July 8 - 9 2017
The Molokai Holokai is a 2-day festival. The race line up includes the Maui 2 Molokai Challenge (Sat) and the Molokai 4 Molokai on Sunday.
Gorge Downwind Championship
July 17 - 22 2017
The Gorge downwind Championship is a week-long festival of downwind paddling held annually in the Columbia River Gorge which is conveniently located 1 hour from Portland Oregon. The event is open to SUP, Outrigger Canoes and Surfski. In 2017 it will be the largest downwind specific race in the world with over 500 participants across the 3 divisions. In addition, by participation, it will be the largest 1 man outrigger canoe race in the United states. The main solo event will be held either Thurs, Fri or Saturday based on best wind. The GDC is a fundraiser for Rivers For Change. The purse grows daily and is currently pushing the $45k cash and prize.
Hawaii Paddleboard Championship
August 13 2017
The Maui Jim Paddleboard Race honors Duke's legacy in a 10 mile paddle race starting in Hawaii Kai and finishing in Waikiki.