Sunday,October 13, 2019

2019Molokai Hoe Canoe Race

The 67th Annual Moloka'i Hoe

On October 12, 1952, three Koa outrigger canoes launched through the surf at Kawakiu Bay on Moloka'i's west side. Powered by six paddlers, each of the canoes were bound for O'ahu, across 38+ miles of open ocean in the Ka'iwi Channel. Eight hours and 55 minutes later, the Moloka'i canoe, Kukui O Lanikaula landed on the beach at Waikiki in front of the Moana Hotel. This event started the world's most prestigious outrigger canoe race, the Moloka‘i Hoe.

The Moloka'i Hoe has become one of the longest running annual team sporting events in Hawai'i, second only to football. The Moloka'i Hoe perpetuates one of Hawai’i's and Polynesia's most important and historic cultural traditions, while honoring outrigger canoe paddlers around the world. The Moloka'i Hoe tests the limits of physical / mental strength, individual endurance, courage, determination and teamwork while battling nature's most extreme elements.

Each year over 1000+ paddlers from around the world compete in the Moloka'i Hoe, the men’s world championship in outrigger canoe racing. This year marks the Moloka'i Hoe's 67th crossing of the treacherous Ka'iwi Channel.

If you need any additional information, please email us.


$1000.00 Prize Money to First Place Koa Canoe

Olu Kai would like to acknowledge the First Place Finisher in the Koa Division for this years 2018 Hawaiian Airlines Molokai Hoe. The Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association prides itself on our Koa Canoes and would like to honor the canoe that started this prestigious race.

Mahalo NUI ...

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Hilton Hawaiian Village Room Discount

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort & Spa looks forward to co-hosting the 2018 Hawaiian Airlines Molokai Hoe on Sunday, October 7, 2018. To show their gratitude to the paddlers that will be participating in the 41-mile race, theyve extended a generous discount to the paddlers and their familie...

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HCRA ID number can now be used as validation

HCRA paddlers, your HCRA ID numbers can now be used as validation as long as you filled out an HCRA Waiver for 2018. This means you wont have to fill out another HCRA Waiver to participate in the 2018 Hawaiian Airlines Molokai Hoe. (Hands clapping in the background) During...

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Our Sponsors

OHCRA would like to thank all those who participate each year in the Molokai Hoe race and it doesn't go without saying that this event would not be possible without the assistance of our generous sponsors. Each year, we rely upon these sponsors to continue to support the race and we also invite new sponsors to come on board.

If you would like to talk to us about sponsorship opportunities for this race - please Contact Us for more information.