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
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to see a manta ray gliding gracefully along the ocean floor, you know how breathtaking these animals are. As more people become educated on the manta rays, our ability to protect them is heightened. Our mission is to join forces with the Manta Pacific Research Foundation and share some information that […]
We’re growing Movember moustaches for a good cause (not just for good looks!) Moustache season is here! The Movember Foundation enters its 13th year as the leading global organization to change the face of men’s health. Starting today, men and women are encouraged to become an official participant by signing up at Movember.com and committing to […]
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.
Our mission at Hawaiian Paddle Sports involves more than just our business. Community, culture, and protecting what we love in this world is a big part of who we are. Each month we highlight a local charity, community group or non profit organization to help raise awareness for their cause. In addition to raising awareness, […]
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.
Our mission at Hawaiian Paddle Sports involves more than just our business. Community, culture, and protecting what we love in this world is a big part of who we are. Each month we highlight a local charity, community group or non profit organization to help raise awareness for their cause. We are proud to sponsor […]
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.
All photos and videos on this website were taken while viewing animals from a responsible distance. Images depicting dolphins or whales in close proximity to people were taken when the animals approached the vessel, and no attempt was made to approach or otherwise disrupt these animals. All underwater photos and videos of dolphins and whales were taken with a remote device while following guidelines for responsible viewing.