OluKai has opened registration for its OluKai Ho'olaule'a, a celebration of the ocean and its surrounding cultures. The event will be held on Maui from May 12 to 13 at the Lae 'Ula O Kai Canoe Club at Kanaha Beach Park.
As part of the festivities watermen and women will have the chance to race on the Maliko downwind run on Maui's North Shore. The course is eight miles long and will end at Kanaha Beach Park. A $15,000 prize purse is to be shared equally between the elite men's and women's divisions of SUP and OC1 races. Recreational paddlers will have the opportunity to compete in age groups for trophies and prizes. The SUP race will start at 12:00PM on Saturday, May 12. The OC1 race will start at 12:00PM on Sunday, May 13.
For less competitive paddling register for the Ohana Fun Paddle, a non-competitive, non-timed, three mile paddle. The paddle starts at 9:00 am on May 12. All human-powered ocean craft are allowed and a portion of the proceeds go to the OluKai Ohana Giveback Program benefiting Maui Cultural Lands and Hawaii's Junior Lifeguard Program.
Space is limited, register by May 4 to receive a premium race package including luau dinner, race jersey, and a pair of OluKai sandals. Online registration closes May 10.
For more information, including registration and schedule visit the OluKai website.