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May 1-3, 2015 – KANAHA BEACH PARK, MAUI – “MALIKO DOWNWIND RUN” – A celebration of the ocean and the cultures that surround it.

Ho‘olaule‘a – literally, it means “celebration”, but for us, it’s also an expression of gratitude. Each May, we hold our interpretation of this storied Hawaiian tradition on Maui’s north shore. The event blends elite competition with family-friendly cultural activities and gathers some of the world’s best SUP, OC1 & OC2 paddlers to race the legendary 8-mile Maliko downwind run. Friends and families come together to enjoy canoe sailing and surfing, ancient Hawaiian games, traditional luau, hula, and live music. We take this opportunity to recognize and honor our ‘Ohana Giveback partners, as the community shares collective gifts of time, energy, and spirit.

Event Schedule:

Friday, May 1, 2015

09:00am – 12:00pm Demo Day, Kanaha Beach Park

Saturday, May 2, 2015

08:00am                    ‘Ohana Fun Paddle Check-In, Pai’a Youth & Cultural Center
09:00am                    ‘Ohana Fun Paddle, Pai’a Bay to Kanaha Beach Park
09:00am                    SUP Race Check-In at Maliko Gulch
10:00am – 3:00pm   Free Surfing Canoes, SUP Demos, Music & Hawaiian Games at Kanaha Beach Park
11:00am                    Pule, opening blessing, at Maliko Gulch
12:00pm                    SUP Race, Maliko Downwind 8 miles to Kanaha Beach Park
01:30pm                    Luau and Entertainment
03:00pm                    SUP Awards Ceremony

Sunday, May 3, 2015

09:00am                    OC1/OC2 Race Check-In at Maliko Gulch
11:00am – 2:00pm   Free Surfing Canoes, Music & Hawaiian Games
11:00am                    Pule, opening blessing, at Maliko Gulch
12:00pm                    OC1/OC2 Race, Maliko Downwind 8 Miles to Kanaha Beach Park
01:30pm                    Luau and Entertainment
01:30pm                    HSCA Sailing Canoes Race Finish Line at Kanaha Beach
02:30pm                    OC1/OC2 Awards Ceremony

Register Now before April 18th, 2015 and receive a complimentary pair of OluKai slippers.

Stand Up Paddle Race Information

Race Date – Saturday, May 2, 2015
Check-In – 9:00am at Maliko Gulch
Start Time – 12:00pm Water Start Outside Maliko Bay

SUP Divisions
1. Elite Open

You identify yourself as an experienced and competitive waterman or waterwoman. Elite Open competitors compete in open-age gender groups and qualify for prize money. No board length or rudder restrictions.

2. Recreational Open

You identify yourself as a novice to advanced waterman or waterwoman. Recreational competitors compete in division age groups for trophy and gift awards. No prize money. No board length or rudder restrictions.

3. Recreational Under 14’ Fixed

You identify yourself as a novice to advanced waterman or waterwoman. Recreational competitors compete in division age groups for trophy and gift awards. No prize money. Board length must be 14 feet or under, with a fixed fin system (no steerable rudder).

Recreational Age Groups [Male & Female]

17 & Under
18-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60+

OC1 Race Information

Race Date – Sunday, May 3, 2015
Check-In – 9:30am at Maliko Gulch
Start Time – 12:00pm Water Start Outside Maliko Bay
Race Finish – 180 Degree Buoy Turn to Water Finish at Kanaha Beach Park
Race Length – 8 Miles

OC1 Divisions
1. Elite

You identify yourself as an experienced and competitive waterman or waterwoman. Elite competitors compete in open-age groups and qualify for prize money. No board length or rudder restrictions.

2. Recreational

You identify yourself as a novice to advanced waterman or waterwoman. Recreational competitors compete in age groups for trophy and gift awards. No prize money.

Recreational Age Groups [Male & Female]

17 & Under
18-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60+

OC2 Race Information

Race Date – Sunday, May 3, 2015
Check-In – 9:30am at Maliko Gulch
Start Time – 12:00pm Water Start Outside Maliko Bay
Race Finish – 180 Degree Buoy Turn to Water Finish at Kanaha Beach Park
Race Length – 8 Miles

OC2 Divisions

Recreational Men’s
Recreational Women’s
Recreational Mixed

17 & Under
18-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60+

The ‘Ohana Fun Paddle is a non-timed, non-competitive 3-mile fun paddle designed for all members of the community to get out in the ocean for a good cause. The shorter course is less strenuous, and a great way for paddlers of all skill levels to experience a portion of the legendary Maliko downwind run. No timing chips, no age divisions, just come out and paddle!

Entry fee includes a event T-Shirt and a donation to our ‘Ohana Giveback Program benefiting Paia Youth & Cultural Center, and Maui Cultural Lands.

Event Date – Saturday, May 2, 2015
Check-In – 8:00am at Paia Youth & Cultural Center
Start Time – 9:00am Beach Start at Paia Bay
Finish – Water Finish at Kanaha Beach Park
Race Length – 3 Miles

Any Human-Powered Ocean Craft Allowed

‘Ohana Fun Paddle participants may use any human powered ocean craft. This includes, but is not limited to:

Standup Paddleboard
Prone Paddleboard
Surfski
Kayak
Outrigger Canoe (OC1, OC2, OC4, OC6)

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Join SUP industry pros to demo the latest boards. A unique chance to demo top of the line race boards, meet and greet with the pros such as Ho’olaule’a four time winner Connor Baxter, Josh Riccio, Kai Bartlett and Zane Schweitzer as well as a training/wellness session with Suzie Cooney. Featuring retailers such as Naish, Star Board, SIC, Jimmy Lewis, Tri Paddle and C4.
OLU-15-104R-Hoo-LogoBanner-1633x250-Comp01Kanaha Beach, 9:00am-12:00pm, 05/01 – FREE!

Agenda Overview
9am: Demo Day Starts
9:30am: Pro Panel (Q&A) | hosted by Suzie Cooney
10:00am: Training & Wellness Session | with Suzie Cooney
10:30am: Meet & Greet Autograph Signing with Pros
11:00am-12:30pm: Board Demos | led by Archie Kalepa

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