Race Announcement: Molokai 2014

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As we all know, Molokai is the Big Kahuna of surfski races; the 32mile/51km crossing of the Kaiwi Channel between Molokai and Oahu Islands in Hawaii is a daunting challenge (whatever the weather!).  The race is back for 2014, but it's now back under the management of the Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association (KIRA).  Here's the preliminary announcement from KIRA's Jim Foti.  

Date

May 18, 2014. 

Registration

online at www.flpregister.com – Registration not open yet

Divisions and registration fees

(NB: inclusive of surfski transportation from Oahu to Kaluakoi on Molokai) 

  • Elite solo division – SS1 - $325.00
  • Elite solo division – SS2 - $575.00
  • Open relay division – SS1 (2, 3 or 4 paddlers) - $75.00 plus $225.00 per paddler
  • Open relay division – SS2 (3 - 6 paddlers) - $75.00 plus $225.00 per paddler
  • Junior solo – SS1 - $225.00
  • Junior solo – SS2 - $375.00
  • Age categories for Elite solo SS-1 division – Male and Female:  Junior (18 and under),19–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70+        
  • Elite solo SS-2 and Open relay divisions are open to all ages.
  • We will also have a division and awards for the Hawaii resident paddlers

Start Times

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. start time.  Details TBA

Prize Money

There will be a purse for the Elite solo men and women, and a Hawaii resident purse.  Amount TBA

Pre-race packet pick up  

  • Wednesday May 14 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Location TBA
  • Thursday May 15 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Kanaka Ikaika headquarters at the Foti Paddlesports Shop in Kapaa Quarry, Kailua.

Escort Boat Captain’s meeting

Wednesday May 14 at 6:00 pm.  Location TBA

Escort Boat hire

Contact L.J. Benson from Escort Boats Hawaii at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Surfski rentals

  • Epic:  Contact Zsolt Szadovski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Fenn and Stellar: Contact Dylan Thomas at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Allwave CX and Think:  Contact Jim Foti at jThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hotel Accommodations (on Oahu)  

Our hotel partner is Aqua Hospitality.  Aqua Hospitality is offering a 15% discount on ALL their properties to the paddlers, not just for the week of        Molokai, but for the entire year! 

Click here for the Aqua Hospitality Paddlers Special!

Use promo code  H202014

Travel to Molokai

Plent of options:

  1. You can go up on your escort boat.
  2. Book your commercial flights at: 
  3. Book on a charter flight which Kanaka Ikaika is working on details.  Estimated cost is $130.00 inclusive of transportation to Kaluakoi.  Flight times TBA.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in this option and we’ll put you on the list.  Space is limited.
  4. Outside travel agent arrangements

On Molokai                                                                                                                      

  • Lodging - Molokai Vacation Properties can offer a wide variety of options:  Visit www.molokai-vacation-rental.com .  Email Dayna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call toll free: 800 367 2984, local: 808 553 8334 or fax: 808 553 8332.
  • Ground transportation from the airport to your hotel, house or condo – Molokai Outdoors can arrange transportation to and from anywhere on the island at any time.  Plus Molokai Outdoors offers a wide variety of activities if you plan to come to Molokai early in the week (advisable):  Visit www.molokai-outdoors.com, email Clare at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call toll free: 1-877-553-4477 or fax: 808 553-3000

Surfski Transportation from Oahu  

Surfski transportation vessel will depart on Saturday morning May 17.  Paddlers will be required to load and secure their surfskis on Friday May 16 at the marina on Sand Island.  If you live on Kauai, Maui, Lanai or the Big Island and plan to ship on Young Bros, let us know and we can arrange to have your ski picked up at the dock and transported to Kaluakoi.  Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Post Race Awards Party:  TBA. 

For questions and additional information, don’t hesitate to contact us.

 


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