The Maui Jim Ocean Shootout presented by Maui Jim Sunglasses is a unique two-day ocean event comprised of 10 individual sprint races and a medely relay race in multi-disciplined events. Sprint races (~5 -7 min each) take place in the waters of Ka'anapali Beach fronting the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.
Participants will test their skills and challenge others in a series of individual races accumulating points over the two-days in their respective divisions. This year will again include the Team division and medley relay. Each competitor's individual accrued points over the weekend can also be applied toward their Team points that will be tracked throughout the competition. Top three teams will earn prizes and an Overall Waterman and Water woman will be crowned after the Waterman Challenge finale race.
Photo Credit: Ka'anapali Beach Resort Association
COURSE DISTANCES (Approximate and subject to change)
Day Two Afternoon: (Finals)*
The final order of each discipline for the Waterman Challenge will be decided on the day of the event based on conditions.
*Any events with less than 20 people or non-equipment based such a swimming will run straight final for the open and age groups. We intend to run each event without heats if possible.
*Option to combine age group heats based on turnout in each event.- Points will still be accumulated for your respective division.
Under 18 years*
All Jr. Division races are FREE and equipment is provided.
*Jr Age groups are subject to change and may be adjusted based on entries.
*NOTE: JRS DIVISION ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO RACE BOTH OPEN AND JRS.
Ages 18-29. Anyone can race Open, but Men 18-29 years are ONLY eligible for the Open division.
Jr's that race in the Open category in any race will be taken out of the Jr division, forfeit their points and are no longer eligible in the Jr. Division.
Top 3 Open Women for Prize money. Women cannot place in more than one division.
39 years and under
40 years and over
Important Division Information:
* Women's Division Notes:
ALL WOMEN (Age group and Open) shall race together and be separated by their Age Group and Open once each race is complete.
The TOP FIVE Women in each race shall accrue OPEN POINTS in addition to their AGE GROUP POINTS.
IF the entries are greater than twenty for any race limited by equipment numbers we will run the age groups separate and identify the TOP FIVE OPEN by the fastest times.
ALL WOMEN will accumulate points in their respective age groups AND the TOP FIVE PER RACE will accumulate OPEN POINTS.
The top three Women in the Open Division will be moved out of the age group division (women will not place in more than one division).
The top three Open Points and the top three from each age group will qualify for prize money (see prize money breakdown).
$50,000 Prize purse to be divided between the men and women divisions.
The Maui Jim Ocean Shootout will offer participants a chance to race with fellow competitors as competition teams. How it works:
Team “X” will consist of 5 members:
Team relay will be the final event on day 1 and will be for team points. How it works.
Maui Jim Medley Relay (Day One).
Teams will once again strategize amongst themselves for the five disciplines but the order of disciplines will be predetermined by MJOS Staff and announced to the teams prior to the race. Team points will be awarded and this will be the finale race for the Maui Jim Ocean Shootout.
All watercraft for the Maui Jim Ocean Shootout will be provided by Maui Jim for the competitors. It will be mandatory for competitors to compete on the watercraft provided. No personal watercraft is allowed and all equipment is standardized and equal. Please bring your own paddles and accessories.
As always, competitors are asked to bring their own paddles and an extra one if available for the shared use of the paddles amongst competitors that may not have. We ask the participants to exhibit the Aloha Spirit and good sportsmanship personified by sharing the surfski, canoe and SUP equipment and paddles with fellow competitors. Your Kokua and cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Provided Equipment Shared, not for exclusive use.
June 1 4:00 PM HST - Race Check in and Packet Pick up
June 2 8:00 AM HST - Day 1 Start
June 3 8:00 AM HST - Day 2 Start
June 3 6:00 PM HST - Awards Dinner