Official word from the organizers
Maui2Molokai – Hoe wa’a ikaika
Stepping up to the next level
We all know the Maui2Molokai SUP Downwind Race from Honolua Bay on Maui to Kaunakakai Harbor on Molokai. The 27 Mile Race course crosses the Pailolo Channel into the Kalohi Channel tracking Molokai’s south shore. This race course is regarded as the best downwinder on the planet.
Now the race is under new/old ownership, as the founder of the race Rodney Kilborn (On Maui better known as Mr. Handsomebugga) has teamed up with Chris Levins of Adventure Sports Maui and Mike Jucker founder of “Stand Up Magazin” and JUCKER HAWAII Longboards. Rodney Kilborn is a veteran in water safety and a respected Kapuna on Maui, He also sits on the panel of the WSL Big Wave World Tour.
Chris Levins has been working with Rodney for years, sponsoring several races and helping with organizational tasks. As Vice-president of Adventure Sports Maui Chris is a highly qualified person to contribute to the task of running a successful race. “I have known Rodney for years and I am looking forward to bring the Maui2Molokai to the next level,” Chris says.
Mike Jucker has been following the SUP Sport though Stand Up Magazin since 2010 and brings in a wealth of knowledge as publisher. “I’ve been working with race organizers all over the world for over 6 years helping to publish and market their races. Now I am looking forward to be part of the next level of the Maui2Molokai Hoe Wa’a Ikaika.”
Wilds Cards for the Molokai2Oahu
During the phase of preparation the team of M2M was able to secure 4 wild cards for the prestigious Molokai2Oahu Paddle Race in 2017. The Maui2Molokai is in many regards the younger sibling of the prestigious M2O. The M2M is 5 miles shorter than the M2O and can be accomplished without an escort boat. “This is huge for us, the M2O is getting very difficult to get into. Having 4 spots on offer in our race is very exciting,” says Rodney Kilborn.
The two fastest women and men will be awarded an entry spot in the M2O 2017.
New website, social media and online registry
Maui2Molokai.com is now online, you can browse the website for registry, race history and course map. Corresponding to the website Maui2Molokai can also be found on Instagram @maui2molokai and Facebook/maui2molokai
The team of Rodney, Mike and Chris are now looking for corporate sponsors who want to go the journey with them. Inquiries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org