A community of sustainably-minded ocean stewards who cultivate a sense of kuleana globally.
Hawaiian Paddle Sports is proud to use our business to give back to Maui’s local community and environment. We work hard each year to expand our efforts and make Hawaiian Paddle Sports the best in the business.
Hawaiian Paddle Sports was certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’ve evaluated how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment, and our customers. Learn More
Every month we make a financial contribution to a different non profit or community group. Our entire team also volunteers their time to perform monthly service projects 0n Maui. Learn more about the organizations we’ve supported here
Green is more than a color…. and Sustainability is the new black!
Hawaiian Paddle Sports was recently honored by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association for our sustainable practices. We are now one of 14 companies in the state of Hawaii to be certified by the HEA as an “Ecotour Company”. To learn more about Ecotourism in Hawaii visit the Hawaii Ecotourism Associations website. You can read an article about the HEA’s Certification Program here : Hawaii Magazine Article
At Hawaiian Paddle Sports we try to leave our ocean playground better than we found it… here are a few ways we give back:
- We are active members of our local Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter and Hawaiian Paddle Sports has assisted in beach and reef clean ups as water safety/patrol.
- We joined SRF’s Rise Above Plastics campaign and stopped using single-use plastic water bottles on our tours and replaced them with stainless steel water bottles with filtered water.
- We do a mini ‘beach clean-up’ each time we teach a surf lesson, taking a few moments before the guests show up to malama (care for) the beach.
- If we see any marine debris (plastics, bags, rope, fishing gear) while on the ocean we will turn around to pick it up.
- We educate our guests on the importance of the reef and marine environment, making sure they are aware of how fragile an ecosystem it is.
- We try not to disturb any marine life while on our tours. We will NOT: pull octopus out of their homes to show them to guests, pick up sea urchins or other marine animals. We would rather view them in their natural state and not add any stress to their lives.
- We try to be as culturally sensitive as possible, providing factual information and saying “I don’t know” rather than making something up if we don’t know an answer to your questions about Hawaiian Culture and Hawaii.
Annual Mission Performance Reports
Here at Hawaiian Paddle Sports, we’re proud to use our business to give back to Maui’s local community and environment. We work hard each year to expand our efforts and make Hawaiian Paddle Sports the best in the business. Check out our 2015 accomplishments!