The long distance season starts right after the regatta season. There are crews both on Sand Island as well as in Kahalu'u. There are many races during September and October ending with the NaWahine O Kekai for the women and the Molokai Hoe for the men.
The Na Opio and the Castle High School paddlers take the waters during the winter months. Practice start in November and the races run in December through February. Keahiakahoe are the 2011 Na Opio Champions.
Hei Hei Wa'a race series are for kids in 4th to 12th grade. Teams from the South Pacific are invited to participate. It is a great opportunity for the island kids to interact with kids from other areas of the Pacific.