Molokai Hoe

{{ msToDate('10/13/2019 12:00:00 AM') | date:'mediumDate'}} · South West Molokai

Event Details

On October 12, 1952, three Koa outrigger canoes launched through the surf at Kawakiu Bay on Molokai’s west side. Powered by six paddlers, each of the canoes were bound for Oahu, across 38-plus miles of open ocean in the Kaiwi Channel. Eight hours and 55 minutes later, the Molokai canoe, Kukui O Lanikaula landed on in front of the Moana Hotel on Waikiki Beach, establishing the most prestigious outrigger canoe race: the Molokai Hoe.

The Molokai Hoe perpetuates one of Hawaii’s and Polynesia’s most important and historic cultural traditions, while honoring outrigger canoe paddlers around the world. The event tests the limits of physical and mental strength, individual endurance, courage, determination, and teamwork, while battling nature’s most extreme elements.

Each year, more than 1,000 paddlers from around the world compete. This year marks the 67th crossing of the treacherous Kaiwi Channel. Race starts at 7:15 a.m. at Hale O Lono in Molokai and finishes at Duke’s Beach in Waikiki at Hilton Hawaiian Village at approximately 12:30 p.m.

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Hale O Lono Harbor

Hale O Lono Harbor, South West Molokai, HI 96770