Be Pono, You are a guest.

M_hoe_20121006_151651_DSC_0711_QHRespect your Host

Most of us paddlers are just visiting Molokaʻi

. This island has a special place in our Island history and we appreciate our hosts welcoming us back each year.

To keep the Aloha alive, for all of us guests to the island, please keep the following in mind.

No Excessive Fishing from Escort Boats

The Moloka‘i Community has expressed concern over the amount of fish caught in the waters off Moloka‘i by race escort boats. While we are aware that you have no control over their actions, please discuss this matter with Boat Captains directly and ask that they be courteous to the local fisherman. Take only what you can eat and please be respectful to the concerns of our Molokaʻi hosts.

What is Pono?

The word pono could be described as meaning to be respectful and to behave in a rightous manner. Click here for a more complete definition.

Photo: Race Start 2011; image courtesy of Ropati.