One of the top Events on Oahu taking place this month near our Honolulu Hotels actually occurs in the beautiful waters of the Kaiwi Channel, which runs between the islands of Molokai and Oahu. The Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Race will make its way from Molokai to Oahu on July 27th, covering a distance of 32 miles in total.
The Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Race begins in Kalua Koi, on Molokai, and then travels to the beach at Maunalua Bay Beach Park on our lovely Oahu. Paddleboarding dates back to the 50’s and 60’s, when it was the domain of the most hardcore of watermen and big wave riders. Today, paddleboarding is one of the top Oahu Activities to enjoy near our Honolulu Hotels , and you can see the top guns show off their talent when the anticipated Molokai 2 Oahu Race heads our way.
If you want to stay in Honolulu Hotels that are near all of the best Events on Oahu and Oahu Activities, such as the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Race and other Things to do on Oahu’s beaches, consider making reservations at Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach – A Honolulu Hotel.
More about the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Race:
In 1996, paddleboarding started making a comeback after a being dubbed an “old timers” sport for many years. Paddleboarding found a new set of enthusiasts on the North Shore of Oahu, and in Honolulu, many of whom congregated at the Outrigger Canoe Club.
The top paddleboarder in Hawaii during the 90’s was Dawson Jones. After completing the 32-mile Catalina Classic, from Manhattan Beach, California to the island of Catalina, Jones returned to Hawaii inspired to establish a race across the Kaiwi Channel. He called on his trusted training partners, Garrett McNamara and Mike Takahashi, to talk about the possibility of starting a paddleboard race between Molokai and Oahu. The men loved the idea and a year later Molokai 2 Oahu launched as one of the top Events on Oahu.
With the creation of the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Race, surfers now have a new Thing to do in Hawaii when summer surf is flat and pro paddleboarders from around the world can come to compete in a sport that they love dearly.
If you are participating in the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Race:
Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach invites you to stay at our Honolulu Hotels when you visit Oahu for the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Race. Our centrally-located Honolulu Hotel not only sits just minutes from this fantastic Oahu Event, we are near so many other Oahu Activities that you may want to enjoy while you’re here – like dining at great Oahu Restaurants and hitting the most popular Honolulu Bars.
Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach is a top choice among all the Honolulu Hotels on our island. We offer comfortable Guest Rooms, exemplary Guest Services, and much more!