The OluKai Ho’olaule’a is more than just a race; it is a family-friendly destination event for visitors and locals alike. We encourage you to bring your ‘ohana and join others in the community to share the collective gifts of time, energy, and spirit.
Whether you’re participating in the race, cheering on a friend or family member, or simply joining the community in celebration, you’re invited to enjoy free cultural activities, live music, and food.
This non-timed, non-competitive 3-mile fun paddle is a great way for paddlers of all skill levels to experience a portion of the legendary Maliko downwind run. Whether you prefer prone paddleboard, SUP, surfski, or outrigger canoe - all human-powered ocean craft are allowed to participate. $30 entry fee includes luau dinner, event t-shirt and a donation to our 'Ohana Giveback Program benefiting Maui Cultural Lands and Hawaii's Junior Lifeguard Program.
Join us at Kanaha Beach Park for a traditional luau dinner at Lae ‘Ula O Kai Canoe Hale following the SUP race on Saturday, May 12. Enjoy traditional foods such as poi, kalua pig, and poke, while soaking up the ambiance of beautiful Kanaha Beach Park. Luau dinner is included in race entry fee, or $10 for non-racers. Proceeds go to support our 'Ohana Giveback Partners; Maui Cultural Lands, and Hawaii’s Junior Lifeguard Program.
Ocean & Land Activities
Experience the thrill of riding in Team OluKai’s championship sailing canoe, drop into a wave in a 4-man surfing canoe, or demo the latest SUP equipment from the island’s top manufacturers. Challenge your friends and family to a test of skill with ancient Hawaiian games hosted by Maui cultural lands, learn about the medicinal and cultural importance of native plant species, or just sit back and enjoy live music and entertainment with family. All of these activities are free to enjoy by all.
Live Music & Entertainment
Enjoy variety of entertainment throughout Saturday afternoon. Hula performances, cultural entertainment, and live music from local musicians will give way to a very special musical performance at 4:00pm. Arrive early and enjoy the entire day’s festivities!
Part of the proceeds raised benefit the OluKai ‘Ohana Giveback Program; beneficiaries include Maui Cultural Lands and Hawaii’s Junior Lifeguard Program.
MAY 11-12, 2013 - KANAHA BEACH PARK, MAUI - "THE MALIKO DOWNWIND RUN"
Ocean Paddler TV highlights the 2012 OluKai Ho'olaule'a
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