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Maui Jim Majors Ocean Racing Series

April 15 to Sept 15, 2018

Maui Jim is proud to announce the Maui Jim Ocean Racing Series (“MaJORS”). The 2018 event series includes four Hawaiian islands (Kauai, O’ahu, Molokai and Maui) and Hood River, Oregon spanning six months. The MaJORS brings eleven of the Pacific's top ocean racing events under the Maui Jim banner and consists of a unique blend of Hawai‘i’s unique and traditional ocean disciplines including swimming, one-person outrigger canoe, surfski, stand up paddleboard and prone paddleboard.

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Maui Jim Oahu Coastal Relay (OCR)

March 25 2018

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.

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Maui to Molokai (Maui Paddling Hui)

April 14 2018

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.

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Maui Jim Kauai World Challenge (KWC)

May 12 2018

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 Kapaa Ballpark (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.

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Maui Jim Molokai Challenge (MJMC)

May 27 2018

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.

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Maui Jim Ocean Shootout

June 2 - 3 2018

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 anticipated to draw over 100 participants, beautiful Kaanapali Beach, Maui.

Maui to Molokai Challenge (M2MC)

Maui to Molokai Challenge (M2MC) Molokai Holokai

July 7 - 8 2018

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.

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Gorge Downwind Championship

July 16 - 21 2018

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. With over 700 competitors, it is considered to be the largest paddling race in the world with 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.

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Maui Jim South Shore Classic

July 29 2018

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.

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Maui Jim Na Pali Race

August 5 2018

Na Pali Race is a Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, and Sailing Canoe race. The 17-mile downwind race course is from Haena Beach Park, around Na Pali Coast, finishing at Polihale State Beach Park. The Na Pali Race is an unforgettable paddling experience where this unique venue can be the ultimate downwind run.

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Maui Jim Pailolo Challenge

September 15 2018

The Pailolo Challenge is a 26 mile 6-person outrigger canoe race from DT Fleming Beach, Maui, to Kaunakakai, Moloka'i. Paddlers gather from Hawaii, USA, Canada, Australia and more to test themselves in excellent downwind channel crossing conditions. Since inception the race has caught on and considered to be the most consistent and fastest canoe race in Hawaii.

Maui Jim Majors Ocean Shootout Logo

June 2nd-3rd, 2018

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 anticipated to draw over 100 participants to beautiful Kaanapali Beach, Maui.

We had a blast at the 2017 Maui Jim Ocean Shootout.
Congratulations to Michaelangelo Muchlongername & Pam Smith!

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