Eh brah: I was enjoying a nice morning surf session at Lahaina breakwall when you paddled over and started yelling at me to move down toward 505 Front Street. You said that since I was on a stand up board I was going to hurt someone. When I didn’t obey you, you became verbally abusive and cursed me out. When I pointed out to you that you were also on a stand up board, you said, … [Read more...] about Eh Brah: Your insults and yelling ruined my Lahaina surf session!
Princess Keleanohoana‘api‘api, or Kelea, was a graceful and daring princess of Maui. She loved to surf and was told by the gods that she would find the love of her life only in the ocean. This wayward surfer is the inspiration for The Kelea Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to making water sports accessible to all girls and women. This fall, the foundation is putting on a … [Read more...] about Girls in the Lineup: How a small Maui nonprofit wants to make water sports more accessible to women
This year's BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua event was a landmark day for the water sports scene. The sixth annual BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua–a benefit race for Camp Imua–brought together more than 210 athletes of all ages and showcased some of the most famous water athletes in the world; this year's event also introduced the first Hydro-SUP competition in Hawaii, which was won by 13-year … [Read more...] about More than 210 athletes participate in sixth annual BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua
According to organizer Tatiana Howard, something like 300 women showed up on Maui's Northshore for the annual non-competitive downwind surfing/paddling event for women known as the Butterfly Effect on Apr. 25. She also shared her official event video–created by Rotor Collective–with us. Here it is: https://vimeo.com/127562855 Of course, Butterfly Effect events aren't … [Read more...] about Watch video of the 2015 Maui Butterfly Effect
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk7FB0vTbBg&feature=youtu.be Robby Naish posted this video of him showing off his new, ahem, SUP board last month on YouTube, but we're sharing it now because it's just too great and creative to let pass. "It's called the Penetrator," Naish says in the nearly two-minute video. "It can also be used for racing, especially in and out of … [Read more...] about Watch Robby Naish show off his 2016 Pro Model Penetrator SUP board