Downwind Stand Up Paddling Maui’s Maliko Gulch:Safety First Know Before you Go

Downwind Stand Up Paddling Maui’s Maliko Gulch:Safety First Know Before you Go

Aloha I’m Suzie Cooney, SUP racer, SUP fitness specialist and I’m totally addicted to our Maui downwind paddling. Maliko Gulch is very exciting and a huge goal for some who travel from around the world to experience the 9 mile paddle on the N. Shore. However, with the popularity of SUP I feel compelled to write about how only the real experienced should venture down. Read more about what to know and how to be safe so your first experience is a good one. A hui’ ho! See you on the water!

Online Registration Open for Third Annual Olukai Ho’olaule’a Maui: May 14-15 2011

Online Registration Open for Third Annual Olukai Ho’olaule’a Maui: May 14-15 2011

Online Registration Now Open for the May 14-15 OluKai Ho’olaule’a OluKai prepares to welcome paddlers, families and enthusiasts to Kanaha Beach Park, Maui, for the 3rd Annual OluKai Ho’olaule’a  Maui, HI (March, 23 2011) – Registration is now open for the OluKai Ho’olaule’a, a celebration of the ocean and cultures that surround it at http://www.olukai.com/hoolaulea. The event will be held at the Lae ‘Ula O Kai Canoe Club at Kanaha Beach Park, Maui, May 14-15, 2011.  Elite watermen, waterwomen and paddling enthusiasts of all ages will have the opportunity to race the legendary Maliko downwind run on Maui’s North shore, an eight-mile stretch from Maliko Gulch to Kanaha Beach Park.  A $15,000 prize purse will be shared equally between the Elite men’s and women’s divisions of the Stand Up Paddle (SUP) and OC1 races, while recreational paddlers will compete in age groups for trophies and prizes. The SUP race will start at 12:00PM on Saturday, May 14. The OC1 race will start at 12:00PM on Sunday, May 15. Space is limited, register online by May 4 to receive a Premium Race Package including luau dinner, technical race jersey, and a pair of OluKai sandals. Online registration closes May 10.  Not a serious paddler? Ocean enthusiasts of all skill levels are invited to register for the ‘Ohana Fun Paddle. This 3-mile non-competitive, non-timed paddle starts at 9:00AM on Saturday May 14, and runs downwind from Paia Bay to Kanaha Beach Park. All human-powered ocean craft are allowed, and a portion of proceeds goes to the OluKai ‘Ohana Giveback Program benefiting Maui Cultural Lands and Hawaii’s Junior Lifeguard Program. # #...

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