About Tim Lara
Tim Lara is an accomplished waterman and ocean photographer who enjoys Surfing, SUP, Outrigger Canoe Paddling, Kayaking, Scuba Diving and Free Diving. He is a State Champion Coach and Paddler at the well respected Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului Harbor. His interest in Hawaiian Culture has lead him to take several Hawaiian Culture and Language classes at the University of Hawaii. Life guard, water safety, emergency first responder and first aid trained.
Entries by Tim Lara
Surfing goes much deeper to it’s culture, history, and way of life. Learning the history of surfing through the culture, the surf etiquette, the choice of board and the science of the waves can enhance your surfing experience in Maui.
The first humpback whale spotting of 2015 came early this year. Whale season is technically from December 15th to April 15th however, NOAA spotted a humpback whale just a few days ago in the waters off the coast of Kauai.
History tells us that canoes offered the quickest way to transport people, water, communication and food. As vehicles became the mode of transportation, outrigger canoe became an excellent excuse for joy riding. Outrigger Canoes can catch a wave before surfboards and it is a longer ride. People embraced the passion of this sport with the thrill of a large wave chasing after them and the momentum taking over. Join the teamwork and comradery of paddling a canoe with the ride on Mother Nature’s roller coaster and it’s the perfect exhilirating sport of canoe surfing.
Kaho’olawe is the most mysterious of the Hawaiian Islands. Kaho’olawe is part of Maui Nui and despite the years of incessant bombing and the violent scorching of Earth, the island—ironically—was spared from the development and is beautifully empty today. Here on the shores of this “empty” island, the path of the stars can be studied and the history creates a story that an entire culture awaits for what the island’s future might hold.
TripAdvisor names Maui the Best Island in the United States and #2 Island in the World! Some highlights of Maui’s Best Activities include kayak tours, outrigger canoe tours, surf lessons and SUP lessons. Check out the #1 rated Outdoor Activity, Boat and Other Activities, Resturants and Sights and Landmarks and Things to Do on Maui.