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Molokai Sports Events

Information about sports events on the island of Molokai in Hawaii.

Kaiwi Challenge
Solo Canoe Race

Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race
Paddleboard Race

Molokai Challenge
Every summer windsurfers, kite surfers, kite canoes, and kite catamarans attempt to cross the Pailolo Channel between Maui and Molokai, which is one of the windiest and roughest channels in the Hawaiian Islands. The event is called the "Molokai Challenge" and it is a benefit for Molokai's Youth in Motion Program.

Molokai Hoe
This race across the Kaiwi Channel from Molokai to Oahu is considered the world championships of men's long distance outrigger canoe racing. The October event begins at Hale O Lono Harbor on Molokai and ends at Duke Kahanamoku Beach in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel in Waikiki.

Molokai to Other islands

Na Wahine O Ke Kai
This race is the women's answer to the Molokai Hoe and it is considered the world championships of women's long distance outrigger canoe racing. The September event begins at Hale O Lono Harbor on Molokai and ends at Duke Kahanamoku Beach in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel in Waikiki.

Forrest Nelson Swam from Oahu to Molokai
On March 15, 2006, 40 year old radio show writer Forrest Nelson of Los Angeles became the seventh athlete to successfully swim cross the Kaiwi Channel, and only the second athlete in history to swim across the channel in the Oahu-to-Molokai direction.

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