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Maui Races Join to Form Maui SUP Cup

Connor Baxter gliding through the Pailolo Channel. | Photo via M2M Connor Baxter gliding through the Pailolo Channel. | Photo via M2M

MAUI, Hawaii - Pai’lolo SUP Sports of the Maui2Molokai Standup Paddle Board Race is announcing the 2017 Maui SUP Cup with total Price Money of $12,000 tying together the Maui2Molokai SUP Race with the Poi Bowl Race.

Maui2Molokai

Summer time is SUP downwind race time on Maui. The Maui2Molokai has been a traditional race for the past 7 years. The Pailolo Channel connecting with the Kalohi Channel is regarded as one of the best downwind race courses on the planet attracting an international crowd of elite paddlers every year. Again, this year on July 15th the legendary M2M SUP Race will start at the scenic Honolua Bay running across to Kaunakakai Harbor. The course is challenging one for athletes with 27 miles of open ocean conditions.

Poi Bowl SUP Race

In the past, the Maui2Molokai SUP Race was followed by the Maui Paddleboard Championships, one of the longest standing races in the SUPs young history. In fact, you might claim that this race was the first SUP Downwind Race all together. Due to several challenges the race was not held consistently in the past. Pai’lolo SUP Sports of the Maui2Molokai SUP Race is bringing this popular race back, taking place on the legendary Maliko Run from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor’s Hawaiian Canoe Club.

M2M Race Director Rodney Kilborn stated: “We are excited to bring back the Poi Bowl Race on July 23rd 2017 tying it in with the Maui2Molokai calling it the Maui SUP Cup to include Overall Prize Champions from both races.”

“We are also very excited to announce our new partner, Ellie Rae, whom worked very hard to receive the Community Enrichment Grant from the Hawaii Tourism Authority to help make these two races a success,” ads Marketing Director and long time paddler Mike Jucker. All details about the upcoming Maui SUP Cup with the Poi Bowl SUP Race and the Maui2Molokai can be found on www.maui2molokai.com

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Last modified onMonday, 19 June 2017 09:42
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