The Molokai 2 Oahu PADDLEBOARD World Championships

The world's most challenging paddle race


Join M2O the weekend of July 24-26th for a virtual community paddling event.


The 2020 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We wish everyone strength and sound mind as we navigate these uncertain times. Stay connected to our paddling community by participating in the virtual edition of M2O between July 24-26, 2020. Open to anyone and everyone. Paddle 16 miles virtually. Pre-register and receive a M2O t-shirt, camp mug and hat. Learn more

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Grounded in Tradition

Paddling has been a part of Hawaiian heritage since early Polynesians navigated thousands of miles of open ocean guided by nothing more than currents, wind and stars. The Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships honors the spirit and accomplishments of these voyagers with the most challenging prone/stand-up paddle race in the world.


Known as foiling, elite athletes will compete for the first world title atop standup paddleboards equipped with hydrofoil technology, which could produce the fastest ever crossing of the famous Ka’iwi Channel.

Race Art

Each year M2O features a unique piece of art to capture the spirit of this championship event. This year, we feature the vintage surf-inspired work of artist Nick Kuchar.

Elite Athletes to Watch at 2018 Molokai 2 Oahu

Live satellite tracking for of athletes and final results will be available at Periodic race updates, photos and live video to be posted to event’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

M2O By The Numbers

feet (Depth of Ka'iwi Channel)

countries represented

world records

mile course