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Race Location

30 Oki Pl
Kaunakakai, HI 96748


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Get In Touch With Us

We are still updating this site so best to reach out to Clare or Gordon at


Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have questions on registration?

We will be doing a live document that will hopefully answer all your questions. The Gorilla Ogo Contest and Keiki and Makua Race is free to all

What does my registration cover?

Safety Jersey,  hat and goody bag, beverages at finish, banquet dinner and music and a minimum 10% of all entry fees go towards a Lahaina Recovery Fund

Do I register everyone in my family for the Gorilla Ogo and Keiki and Makua Race?

Yes as we have T’shirts for kids participating and all keiki and youth get free food

Will you add more questions?

Yes we are still working on the website

Things to do for the Family and Friends

What Can my Family Do while I am racing?

We have a 5K Fun Run, cultural workshops, Trash Art Contest, Beach cleanup and more to do

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Health & Training

How do I prepare for this event?

More info coming soon, but suggest get your water time in and follow a good training routine and healthy eating

How do I prepare for this event?

More info coming soon, but suggest get your water time in and follow a good training routine and healthy eating

How about for the Keiki and Makua race?

Bring your family, smiles and don’t forget the PFD’s if your child does not know how to swim. Maybe get some swim time in at the local pool or join in with some  fun paddling activities to get accustomed to the ocean. 

Will you have more suggestions?

Yes we are still working on this page

other questions?

we are still working on this page

How best to give you the fuel you need for 26 miles

Start training and planning now. For those in the Koa Kai Triple Crown, endurance is the test.  Good nutrition and smart training is the key!

Race Info

Do I need an escort boat and how do I get an escort boat?

We are not requiring escort boats but we are recommending if you have doubts about your ocean skills crossing the Pailolo channel.

We are working on creating a list for those that need escort boats. We hope to have some names that you can call by the middle of May

What Safety measures are Needed?

Please look at the safety requirements for the race

Everyone has to have their safety packs which includes a PFD and or an Escort boat


Where do I park my vehicle on Maui?

We are working on overnight parking for two nights free of charge

Is the Gorilla Ogo and Mangrove Seed contest. race

Yes it is and we are working with Sustainable Molokai on who can get the most. There will be prizes for the winners.

What happens when I arrive on Molokai

You will be greeted Molokai-style and we will transport you to your accommodations prior to the prizegiving of Day 1

We have transportation for everyone that chooses to stay for Day 2 and you will be the guests of Youth in Motion.

Those participating in the Koa Kai Triple Crown, which consists of racing in the Paddle Imua, Maui to Molokai, and the M2O, will stay over, and we will supply transport to their accommodations.  We encourage people to stay and see the foilers off on their race day following the Molokai Holokai.

We will be adding more questions

More answers to come

Accomodations & Travel

How do I plan to leave Molokai?

We request that everyone fly into Maui and take the boat shuttles back to Maui. We have limited flights to and from Molokai, and we want to keep those seats open to our Molokai residents and visitors who spend time there.

Now with the FOIL division with the M2O being held on the 21st, we hope that those who choose to stay over to watch the start will depart on Sunday.

We may put on a Monday am boat departure in the store on our registration site




Where do I stay?

Hotel Molokai have rooms and you can also book at Molokai Shores, Wavecrest and there is camping at One Ali’i Park. We are working on another camping location with cots.

We will cover transportation to all of these places.

Those staying on the West End (Kepuhi, Ke Nani Kai and Paniolo Hale), we suggest you rent a car. You can reach out to our sponsors Molokai Outdoors for available cars and discounted shuttle rates


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