2017 M2O Registration Overview

The 21st Annual Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships return on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Registration Info will be be posted no later than February 15, 2017

The registration window will open Wednesday, March  1st , 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).

The start list will be posted April 7th, 2017.


There Are Two Types of Entry:

  1. Qualified Entry – For athletes who meet the qualifying criteria for the 2015 race
  2. Open Lottery – All other athletes who do not meet 2015 qualified entry criteria

Note: All 3-person teams will be determined by Open Lottery.

“Qualified Entry” Criteria

To be considered a “Qualified Entry” you must have met one or more of the following requirements:

  • Qualification based on 2016 M2O results while also meeting the finish time criteria.
  • Overall winners throughout the history of M2O in each category who also meet the finish time criteria.
  • All athletes who have raced M2O ten or more years

The solo categories allocated in 2016 from the 2015 race were based on the following criteria with final allocation based on percentage of athletes entered in the 2016 race for each category and discipline to determine the roll down for qualified athletes 2017:

  • Top 3 overall men PB UL
  • Top 3 overall men PB STOCK
  • Top 5 overall men SUP UL
  • Top 3 overall men SUP STOCK
  • Top 5 overall women SUP UL
  • Top 5 overall women in UL and STOCK PB

Solo age group spots:

  • Age Group winner advanced from age groups with less than 3 participants
  • Age Group top 2  advanced from age groups with less than 5 participants
  • Age Group top 3  advanced from age groups with more than 6 participants

2-person teams:

  • Overall 3 teams advanced
  • Top teams in each age group, mixed and women that were not in the top 3 overall

Finish Time Criteria

Category Board Type Finish Time Criteria
Men’s Paddleboard Unlimited 6:30
Men’s Paddleboard 50+ Unlimited 7:00
Men’s Paddleboard Stock 7:00
Women’s Paddleboard Unlimited 7:00
Women’s Paddleboard Stock 7:30
Men’s Paddleboard 2-Person Team Stock 6:30
Mixed/Womens Paddleboard 2-Person Team Stock 7:00
Men’s SUP Unlimited 6:00
Men’s SUP 50+ Unlimited 6:30
Men’s SUP Stock 6:30
Women’s SUP Unlimited 7:00
Women’s SUP Stock 7:30
Men’s SUP 2-Person Team Stock 6:00
Mixed/Womens SUP 2 -Person Team Stock 6:30

Registration Process for all Qualified Athletes:

All 2017 qualified athletes will be notified via email with instructions to register. The event will be using our most recent contact list for correspondence to qualified athletes.

  • Online registration opens March 1st, 2017 at 8am PST.
  • NO ENTRIES will be accepted after the registration window closes on Sunday 26th at 11:59pm PST
  • Qualified Athletes will need a password in order to enter.
  • No paper entries will be accepted.  If you need help entering, please contact info@molokai2oahu.com.
  • If you do not register within this window your entry will be made available for the lottery.


A lottery will open at the same time for all other athletes interested in racing M2O who have not qualified with a guaranteed entry.   Only solo athletes and team captains will need to enter the Lottery.  All team captains will be asked to list their teammates but teammates will not need to enter until after the lottery is finished.  The lottery cost is $25 and is non-refundable. The window for registration and the lottery is the same.

Registration for Lottery:

  • Lottery window is March 1st, 8 am PST and will close March 26th at 11:59 pm PST
  • NO ENTRIES will be accepted after this window.
  • No paper entries will be accepted.  If you need help entering, please contact info@molokai2oahu.com.
  • Athletes can only enter the lottery once.
  • Lottery Fee is $25.  Non Refundable.
  • An athlete can enter the solo lottery or team lottery.
  • Lottery categories are solo, 2-person or 3-person.
  • The lottery will take place after close of entries on March 26th, 2017.
  • If you are selected in the lottery you will be notified and automatically charged for the entry.
  • ENTRIES are not transferable.
  • Any requests to change from solo to team or team to solo are subject to the approval by the race committee.   The entries are based on a balanced race – please consider this when making your entry.
  • The final start list will be no later than April 15th, 2017


The lottery will take into consideration the priority of determining the athletes that have met the finish time criteria.   The lottery registration online is divided into either solo or team but please be aware that the event will hold drawings with the following priority.

1 – Past non-qualified M2O finishers who have a past M2O finish time within the Finish Time Criteria

2 – Past non-qualified M2O finishers who have a past M2O finish time slower than the Finish Time Criteria AND lottery entrants with no past M2O race experience.

Please enter accurate history information as it pertains to the time standard and how many  years you have raced the event.    For athletes that have not met the time standard ample space is provided for any other pertinent information on race history.  For example,   have you done the Molokai channel previously on a different craft?

Entry requirements: The race director may refuse entry to anyone who cannot prove they are capable of paddling ten miles in less than two hours.   The online entry form will have ample space for detailed race history.

Divisions: Paddleboards and Stand Up Paddleboards. Both disciplines will have individual stock and unlimited classes, women’s stock and UL classes, and 2-persons and 3-person relays in stock. Top 3 across the line will be etched on the perpetual trophy.

No Foils will be allowed.


  • All registration is online for 2017.  Boat Captains are no longer required to submit a waiver.  Paddlers must submit boat captain info online.
  • Boat Captains will need to submit Safe Boat Handlers info.  Info and details on how to submit this info will be posted at time or registration.
  • No paddlers 12 and under will be allowed to race.
  • All athletes under 18 will need to submite a Youth Waiver ( download here )

*All forms require a PDF viewer