Maui SUP Cup 2018
The Maui SUP Cup is a world-renowned event that attracts competitive elite stand-up paddling athletes both men and women, their families, and spectators from around the globe. Locals, as well as visitors participate in two events, July 14th 9th Annual Maui2Molokai (M2M) Regional World Tour Event, and July 22nd Poi Bowl Race, Maliko to Kahului Harbor's Hawaiian Canoe Club. The M2M is known as one of the greatest downwind courses on the planet and the longest running standup paddle board race in the state of Hawaii. A 27-mile race takes racers from Maui's Honolua Bay across the Pailolo Channel and into the Kalohi Channel, tracking Moloka'i's beautiful southern shore and ending at Kaunakakai Harbor, Moloka'i Canoe Club. Maui's prestigious Poi Bowl Race course is a 9.54-mile section of Maui's rugged North shore beginning inside Maliko Gulch and ending at Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului Harbor. Perpetuation of the ancestorial waterman and voyaging culture is sacred to Islands of Hawaii. Many of these competitors will arrive a week or more ahead of race time to train and stay longer as well to continue to train and compete in the Molokai2Oahu (M2O) paddle race. The past 8 years were very successful events with Maui local Connor Baxter being the 8x undefeated Champion of the M2M! Due to the number of international competitors and spectators has steadily increased. 2018 M2M is now a part of a International Regional SUP Race Series promoted globally.