Entries by Tim Lara

Manta Ray Project

  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 […]

Malama Maui | Movember

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 […]

History of Surfing

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.

First Humpback Whales of 2015 Season Spotted in Hawaii

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.

Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership

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, […]

The History of Canoe Surfing

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.

Hawaiian Canoe Club

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: Sacred Hawaiian Island

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.

Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter

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 […]

Maui’s Best Activities To Do

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.

Camp Imua

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.  Through our Malama Maui give-back […]

Humpback Whales in Maui

    Believe it or not, a 90,000 lb. humpback whale has something in common with a snowflake: Both are indicators of a shift in seasons, and just as a snowflake falling from the sky signals winter for much of the Mainland, the first sighting of a humpback whales hearkens winter for us in Hawaii. […]

Hawai’i Wildlife Fund

Our mission at Hawaiian Paddle Sports involves community, culture, and protecting what we love in this world. We are proud to sponsor Hawaii Wildlife Fund, a local non profit dedicated to the conservation of Hawaii’s native wildlife though research, education and advocacy. Conserving Hawaii’s Native Wildlife Hawaii Wildlife Fund was founded in 1996 by Bil […]

Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows Program: Developing Future Leaders For Maui County

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, our Malama Maui program highlights a local charity, community group or non profit organization to help raise awareness for their cause.  In February […]

Species of Whales In Hawaii

December 15 – April 15 is a special time of year. That’s the official “whale watching season” here on the island of Maui, when over 10,000 humpbacks annually migrate from the summer feeding grounds in Alaska. Truthfully, however, the first humpbacks are often spotted sometime towards the end of September, with the last sightings frequently occurring […]

Influential Hawaiian Watermen

The people of Hawaii are highly regarded for their knowledge and prowess of the ocean, a skill grounded in necessity that began when ancient Polynesians paddled into the unknown and discovered the Hawaiian Islands. The ocean served as a major food source, form of entertainment, power and general way of life for thousands of years, and it’s a skill that continues […]

Proper Etiquette For Surfing in Maui

  Every year, tens of thousands of people are lucky enough to ride a wave in Maui. Whether it’s catching a wave at Hamoa Beach or surfing at Honolua Bay, the surfing in Maui is some of the best you’ll find anywhere in world. For visitors spending their vacation on the island, taking a Maui surfing lesson is […]

History of Stand Up Paddle Boarding | SUP History

One of the great things about water sports is that they’re constantly evolving. Whether it be new technology, new techniques, or finding new places to enjoy the sport, water sports have a way of re-inventing themselves so that the enjoyment is always fresh. When you look at the history of stand up paddle boarding (SUP), […]