Become a sponsor of the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championship and promote your products or services to a community of healthy, active and dedicated consumers in the fastest growing segment of the action sports industry. Please contact: Shannon Delaney | Shannon@molokai2oahu.com | 760-944-3854

Presenting Sponsor

Kona Brewing Longboard Island Lager

Exceptionally Smooth Longboard Island Lager is a smooth refreshing lager fermented and aged for five weeks at cold temperatures to yield its exceptionally smooth flavor. A delicate, slightly spicy hop aroma complements the malty body of this beer.

Official Sponsors

Duke’s Waikiki

You know that image in your mind of Waikiki Beach, the one with Diamond Head in the distance and outrigger canoes in a turquoise bay of warm water? It’s real and it’s here everyday, and always has been, from Hawaii’s romantic plantation era in the early 20th century to the present day. It’s as beautiful and romantic as you’ve always dreamed. Splash, body surf or windsurf, in the warm, turquoise water just below Hawaii’s icon, Diamond Head. You can even experience Waikiki from outrigger canoes – now that’s an experience you just have to take home! When it’s time to take a break, you can just stroll a short distance to some of the best shopping and parks in all of Hawaii.

Go Pro Cameras

GoPro is the world’s leading activity image capture company. – Think it. See it. Do it.

We dream. We have passionate ideas about what’s possible in this world. Our passions lead us to create experiences and realities that expand our world and inspire those around us.

GoPro helps people capture and share their lives’ most meaningful experiences with others—to celebrate them together. Like how a day on the mountain with friends is more meaningful than one spent alone, the sharing of our collective experiences makes our lives more fun.

The world’s most versatile cameras are what we make. Enabling you to share your life through incredible photos and video is what we do.

This is your life…GoPro.


Patagonia is a leading designer of core outdoor, surf and sport-related apparel, equipment, footwear and accessories. Noted internationally for its commitment to authentic product quality and environmental activism, it has contributed over $47.5M in cash and in-kind donations, has used organically grown cotton in its clothing line since 1996, and has an entire product line that is recyclable through its Common Threads Initiative.


From wave-proof multisport watches to sleek fitness bands that track your steps and sleep in between workouts, Garmin has the gear to capture your active life. You’ll also see our GPS marine devices in play guiding the escort boats along the 32-mile route from Molokai to Oahu. And because your adventures deserve to live on, our free online community, Garmin Connect™, lets you save, plan and share every detail.

Hawaii Tourism Authority

Hawaii’s state tourism agency, the HTA, uses its research, industry and marketing expertise to develop and implement the state’s strategic tourism marketing plan. Equally important, the HTA is responsible for supporting programs that enhance and showcase Hawaii’s people, place and culture in order to deliver an incomparable visitor experience. HTA and M2O are proud to showcase the best of Molokai and Hawaii to the athlete each year and wish them all a wonderful visit and safe crossing.


Surfboard and sailboard shaper Randy French founded Surftech in 1989. French developed a revolutionary way of building surfboards and offered his new technology to the best shapers on earth. Working with these shapers introduced Surftech to the top surfers in the world including Shane Dorian, Pancho Sullivan, Ratboy, Matt Rockhold, Tom Carroll, Myles Padaca, Tyler Smith, Pete Mel and a host of others. Hearing their feedback on the Tuflite boards was confirmation that Randy’s vision of a lighter, stronger, higher-performance surfboard was for real. We continue to be inspired by athletes like Hawaiian surfer Dino Miranda – who’s been with us from the beginning – and WCT ripper Owen Wright. These guys, and many of our regional riders and surf shop employees, help test new prototypes, providing invaluable feedback and keeping us legit.

Waterman’s Applied Science Sunscreen

WATERMANS®: APPLIED SCIENCE stands committed to providing quality sun protection products to those individuals for whom life in the shade is not an option. We offer the best, most effective and functional, high-performance sunscreens on the market, specifically designed for high-intensity water and endurance athletes. Our sunscreen is formulated to stand up to the rigorous demands of an active life in the sun, wind and water. Our goal: to ensure a day in the sun doesn’t mean a lifetime of dealing with the consequences.


KonaRed is a Hawaiian superfruit antioxidant beverage made from the fruit of the coffee plant. The fruit surrounds, protects, and nourishes the coffee seed, also known as the coffee bean – which is the coffee that we know and drink. KonaRed contains NO coffee beans and is 100% natural with no fat, no added sugar, no added caffeine, no cholesterol, no preservatives, and is gluten free! KonaRed is uniquely sourced from the premium Hawaiian, estate-grown Kona coffee. Kona is the only coffee producer in the United States. Clinically tested and proven, KonaRed has an extraordinarily high content of nutrients and bio-­‐available antioxidants that are absorbed at the cellular level and are known to help prevent disease, delay aging, and provide a long lasting mood boost. The three main antioxidant compounds found in KonaRed are:

  • Quinic Acid (known for its antiviral property)
  • Ferulic Acid (known for its anti-­‐inflammatory property)
  • Chlorogenic Acid (known for its appetite suppressant property)

KonaRed is bioavailable meaning that the antioxidants are absorbed into the cellular level, which allows you to feel the amazing properties soon after consumption. KonaRed is traceable back to its origin in Kona, Hawaii and can be followed from the fields to your bottle, every step of the way! KonaRed is sustainable. Prior to KonaRed, the farmers were throwing away the fruit after extracting the seed. Also, being a homegrown product means leaving less of a carbon footprint on the environment and less handling in between, which allows us to bring you a better tasting, quality product. KonaRed is functional with its powerful antioxidant properties.

Future Fins

Future Fins began in a garage in California in 1996. Backed by industry leaders with over 50 years of surfboard building experience, the Longo brothers were able to use their engineering backgrounds to create products involving something they were passionate about, Surfing.  Today our passion for surfing  and our commitment remains the same, and since we are a family owned business we are much more concerned with impressing you, the board-rider, than any board member.  We are looking forward to the partnership with the M2O and showcasing our new fins for the channel.

Ocean Paddler TV

Ocean Paddler TV is an exciting show which features outrigger canoe racing, paddleboarding, canoe surfing and more. You’ll get exciting coverage of all the major events in Hawaii, Tahiti, California and the Pacific, plus training tips and cultural segments of the sportsmen and sportswomen who perpetuate these sports.   Weekly episodes are featured on OC 16 in Hawaii and Universal Sports on the mainland.   We are excited to featured the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships in September.   Good luck to you all.  www.oceanpaddler.tv

The House of Marley

Bob Marley is a musical prophet whose words touch, move and inspire all generations and ethnicities. He used his music to spread his vision of equality, unity, authenticity, charity and sustainability. The House of Marley is committed to delivering premium quality, earth-friendly products that embody Bob Marley’s vision. The product lines include headphones, audio systems, bags and watches.  All Marley products use natural, earth-friendly and renewable materials in our products and packaging, such as sustainably sourced, FSC-certified woods, organic cotton and recyclable aluminum.  We take responsibility for the impact our products and actions have on the planet. That way our children, and our children’s children, can feel the joy of a beautiful earth. We are excited to engage in such an amazing event that captures the essence of water and nature at its peak – in the Ka’iwi channel.   Marley products support 1Love, the Marley family charitable organization. This global movement is dedicated to supporting youth, planet and peace.

Stand Up Paddle Magazine

Standup Paddle Magazine is a publication which features the Adventure, Travel and Destination lifestyle of the waterman thinking outside the box, on the water.  Whether it’s a new venture with a new board across the lake, finding yourself challenging an outer reef or finding yourself in the middle of a downward run miles away from land, we challenge you to find yourself, to educate yourself with the latest equipment and discover new and better techniques to help you become a more educated and strong paddler. Recently released also is the publication Samata, meaning balance. A magazine for women seeking inspiration and balance for the mind, body and soul on the water. The only women’s magazine for women dedicated to the lifestyle of stand-up paddling including health, fitness, gear guide, apparel and fashion.


Bluerush m2o-sponsor-125x125-bluerushis the premier Standup Paddleboarding retail and and event company in Northern California.   At Bluerush we believe that being close to the water is as much about what we are as who we are. Standup Paddleboarding offers us within a moment the opportunity to enjoy with the world of oceans, lakes, harbors, bays and rivers. Just you, just nature, just the way it should be. We also feel the competitive fire burns bright in many of us. That’s one reason that we are one of the biggest promoters and supporters of Standup Paddleboard racing in Northern California.  We are excited to be involved with M2O and provide great service for paddlers locally and interested in racing someday in Hawaii.


WND&WVSm2o-sponsor-125x125-wndwvs is all about the passion of getting out on the water and having a killer time in all possible conditions. Surfing, stand up paddling, windsurfing, and kiteboarding are the athletic pursuits of virtually all water men and women who love to glide across the water under the power of wind and waves. The WND&WVS brand was born from the stoke and excitement of wind on water and the opportunities that are presented each time our feet touch the sand and our boards hit the water. Come check us out.  Excited to be on board with M2O –Literally and spreading the Aloha here in Burlington Vermont.


DotVision is an innovative French Company that has developed live motion and GPS solutions for sporting events worldwide.   DotVision will provide the event with live online broadcasting of the event for each athlete or team.   Features include unlimited athletes and participants for the event with instant online broadcasting where users can rewind, pause and return to live feeds.   Post race analysis and Social media shares are also built in features.   DotVision is also on the cutting edge of real time motion tracking that will change the face of action sports.   Molokai 2 Ohau welcomes DotVision and looks forward to dynamic race day content and added safety.  Each escort boat will be equipped with a tracking device.  https://motion.dotvision.com/


125x125-sponsor-greenlayer Greenlayer has joined M2O as the official merchandiser of the race apparel and shirts.  The core of Greenlayer is the creation of a brand that transcends the common expectations of performance gear. We bring to life race inspired performance apparel for the athlete. Our team is preoccupied with perfection and we create apparel for athletes who will accept nothing but the best.  Good Luck to all the athletes as they partake in the 18th annual Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Race.

SUP Think Tank

We Paddle, We listen, We Design. We’re on the water, plain and simple. From a fun, flat-water cruise in our local Southern California bays to a downwind bump run in the Molokai channel, we love to paddle. This same passion drives us to create new, innovative products that make the paddle experience as epic as it should be. We also listen to our partners who provide valuable construction and materials insight to help us improve on what we make and how we make it. Which means we deliver intuitively designed, durable and effective goods that make for remarkable paddles and big smiles.

Dr. Danger Coffee

Dr Danger coffee™ started as a way of bringing you the very best coffees in the world, telling you the stories behind the scenes of developing countries where Dr. Danger has worked as a correspondent and humanitarian.   Coffee may be the best thing most of us do for ourselves every day.  Drink coffee and help the developing world.

Hawaiian Pie Company

m2o-sponsor-125x125-hawaiian-pie-coThe Hawaiian Pie Company celebrates 4 generations of pie making. The new shop located on the Ewa/West side of Waiakamilo Road honors the Hori family and their legendary pies that first started at Holys Bakery in Manoa. Come and enjoy the secrets of their flakey buttery pies freshly baked daily, available for purchase whole or by the slice. Pies are also available frozen, ready-to-bake, for baking enthusiasts and travelers looking to take something special to another part of the world. Jan Hori is the events PR manager in Hawaii and a paddling enthusiast. Flavor for this month is passion- orange-guava- pear pie. Available only until July 31.



REvive your body and mind with Vitality drinks from RE, the experts in fruit for more than 70 years. Each delicious supplement contains 21all-natural superfruits, antioxidants, and other ingredients designed to provide sustained energy and long-lasting health benefits without artificial additives or chemicals.



Introducing Kona Deep, a pure and refreshing water from the deep ocean waters of Hawaii.   Kona Deep offers a very different hydration experience because of its unique blend of naturally occurring deep ocean electrolytes.  Good to all the athletes crossing the Ka’iwi the channel.

Local Sponsors

Molokai Outdoors – Your One Stop Travel Shop

Molokai Outdoors is a one stop shop that can help with all  your travel needs on Molokai, including transportation, board storage and accommodations.  Airport transfers to Kaluakoi is $11.00 per person with minimum 4 person.   They will be providing board transfers from the harbor with their trailers and trucks.   Please call Clare direct toll free  1-877-553-4477 and from mainland (858) 227-4507.

Wet Feet Hawaii

Wet Feet is locally owned and operated by partners Jeff Chang and Karen Lar Rieu.  The brother and sister team are Kama`aina who grew up nearby and are committed to providing the local community with a quality shopping experience for their recreational needs.  Understanding the water person lifestyle is what Wet Feet is about and searching for the best products is a passion since Jeff, Karen and the staff are avid paddlers and use the goods themselves. Wet Feet is also enthusiastic about promoting the ocean oriented lifestyle.  Encouraging healthy and fun pursuits contributes to a positive effect on the community.  In that regard Wet Feet is also happily involved in community service by supporting local environmental conservation groups, sponsoring beach cleanups and putting on clinics and races.