I’ve attended the OluKai Hoʻolauleʻa a total of five times in the last eight years it has been running, so I was pretty bummed that I couldn’t be there again this year. That said, I received some photos of the day, which confirmed the fact that I missed out on one heck of a time.
The three-day celebration includes everything from a short fun paddle to a fiercely competitive eight-mile downwind race that features the top SUP and OC-1 paddlers in the world. At the end of it all, there’s a celebration that is always the best party in town. Proof: This year’s surprise guest was Hawaiʻi favorite, The Green!
While the event may be over, the good news is that there’s always next year—which happens to be on April 28-30, 2017. Calendar = marked!
For more information about the event, or to get in on next year’s action, check out the OluKai Hoʻolauleʻa event page.