Second annual Molokai Holokai downwind race tomorrow

| May 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

A trio of racers from last year's inaugural Molokai Holokai. Photo courtesy of Molokai Holokai

Press Release by Molokai Holokai

Get ready for Molokai’s magic carpet ride, the Kamalo Run at the second annual Molokai Holokai. The race features not a single sharp turn — just a straight downwind run paddled inside, or outside, the reef for 8.5 miles.

The race from Kamalo Wharf to Hotel Molokai begins tomorrow with registration from noon to 1 p.m. and a starting time of 1:20 p.m.

The combination of Memorial Day weekend and downwind paddling provide the perfect excuse to visit Molokai.

This year’s race is a World Paddling Association sanctioned event. Hawaii SUP racers can earn points for national rankings by category and qualify for WPA championships at Hennessey in September.

Congratulations to Jeremy Riggs in the Mens 14-foot division who recorded last year’s fastest time of 1 hour, 6 minutes, 57 seconds.

Check out the race map and course video at Online registration, accommodations and travel information can also be found there.

The race is presented by the Molokai Ohana Surf Club, Youth in Motion and the Stand Up Paddle Association of Molokai (SUPAM).

For more information, contact race director Todd Yamashita, 808-646-0542, or co-director Clare Mawae, 808-336-0946

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