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
We asked our customers: “Why did you choose Hawaiian Paddle Sports?” And here are the top 5 reasons why Maui visitors choose Hawaiian Paddle Sports over the rest: 1: Private And Unique Escape the crowds and experience a day on the water you will never forget! We customize the experience just for you, with attention […]
Have you dreamed of swimming with dolphins? Or when snorkeling here in Maui you just might get a special treat and see a school of Hawaii spinner dolphins swim by. Here is some video taken by one of our canoe tour guides in Maui who were escorted by a group of dolphins, check it out!
A fun video of a Maui Vacation with tons of Maui Activities and good fun in this video called Best Of Maui. If you are planning a visit to Maui, check out my blog post “What to do when in Maui” and try a canoe tour, stand up paddle lesson, surf lesson or maui kayak […]
It depends on the change of seasons, water temp and storms up in Alaska, but as soon as the water gets too cold the Humpback Whales make their annual visit to Maui. Maui Whale Watching Season starts December 20. Prime whale season is February and March. The last whale can stay in Maui until April before making the trek back to Alaska.
Yesterday 76 crews, made up of 10 women each, set out from Moloka`i to paddle 41 miles across the Ka`iwi channel to finish on O`ahu. However, a huge NW surf swell arrived over night on saturday and made it nearly impossible for the paddlers to get their canoes out from Hale o lono harbor. These […]
We had a special visitor today on the west side of Maui during our private surf lesson… a rare, endangered, Hawaiian Monk Seal. Its estimated that there are fewer than 1,200 left in the world with only about 150 in the Main Hawaiian Islands. The remaining live in the minor outlying “Northwest Hawaiian Islands”. It […]
What looks to be our last south swell of the season for Maui, Hawaii will be one of the best south swells in years!!! If you’re visiting maui this week and want to learn to surf give Hawaiian Paddle Sports a call 808-660-4228 for your private surf lesson!
The last two days have been AMAZING whale watching days! (Feb 2nd & 3rd 2011) Whale season is at its definitely at its peak!! On both of our Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe tours we saw, at least, 10 different pods of whales and even had a pod of three adults swim right under the canoe!!! Less […]
Great conditions allowed for an amazing Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Tour today. First time Paddle-boarder, Bruce from Seattle, was a little nervous about whether or not he would be able ‘get it’, but we had him and paddling from his first attempt! And….. he never fell once the entire tour!! Congrats to Bruce! As […]