Maui Jim Molokai Challenge - KIALOA

May 02, 2018

This year's Maui Jim Molokai Challenge is quickly approaching. Don't forget to register and get ready for an action packed event. If you are not paddling, keep your eyes out for more information on how to watch the race and follow the results right here on the Kialoa website.

Maui Jim Molokai Challenge

Registration closes May 14th

 Early registration closes Sunday April 29. 

Don't miss this year's race, with the finish line back to Koko Marina Shopping Center's KONA BREWING CO.  This new venue is the original and best finish line with the post race festivities taking place at Kona Brewing Co.  The restaurant will close for the paddlers, their family and friends.  There will be food for the paddlers, and a special menu for family and friends.


  • April 29th: Early bird registration closes this Sunday.
  • May 14 Registration closes
  • May 20: Shaw and Partners Makapu'u Dash.  Race from Makai Pier around Makapu'u point and finishing in Hawaii Kai.  See more at:
  • May 24 is race check in, packet pick up, pre-race breifing, and a training seminar by Red Bull Wa'a's trainer.
    • 4:00 pm Check in / packet pick up from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Kona Brewing Co. at Koko Marina Center
    • 7:00 pm. Race breifing
    • 7:15 pm.  There will be a special seminar from Team Red Bull Wa'a's trainer, Sam Campbell with a talk about the value of periodization/recovery, pre/post paddle preparations, nutrition, etc...
  • May 26 in Molokai
    • 5:30 pm. Race briefing for those who missed it on Oahu
  • May 27 Race day
    • 8:00 a.m. Pule
    • 8:30 a.m. Start #1: SUP and Prone mandatory start, self-proclaimed slow paddlers and OC-6 Juniors
    • 9:30 a.m. Start #2:   All other female paddlers, and self-proclaimed slower/intermediate male paddlers.
    • 10:00 a.m. Start #3: . Elite male paddlers.
    • 11:00 a.m.  Kona Brewing Co. opens.  Guests are welcome to patronize the restaurant.
    • 2:00 p.m.  Kona Brewing Co. closes to the public. Only participants, family and friends allowed in the restaurant.
    • 4:00 p.m. Course Closes: Paddlers must be around Portlock Point and inside China Wall by 4:00 p.m. or they will have to pull their craft off the water.
    • Kona Brewing Co. Brew Pub - Post-Race:
      • 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.  Paddler’s buffet dinner
      • 6:30 p.m.Awards presentation.  


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