Blog posts about Maui

Hawai'i Wildlife Fund

Maui waters are full of humpback whales every Winter. Learn humpback whales facts, why humpbacks migrate to Maui and some of the behaviors you might see.

Species of Whales In Hawaii

Humpback whales in Hawaii get all of the attention but there are actually over a dozen species of deep-diving whales seen mostly off the Island of Hawaii.

Proper Etiquette For Surfing in Maui

Following proper surf etiquette is important when surfing in Maui. Here are some of our important tips to ensure your surfing is a success.

History of Stand Up Paddle Boarding | SUP History

Many believe Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) was invented on Maui, but the roots of the sport go back thousands of years to corners on all sides of the globe.

Where Does Surf in Maui Hawaii Come From?

Surfing in Maui is a popular activity, and the following guide will help answer the question of "where do the waves come from?"

Non Profit of the Month | Maui Tomorrow

Maui Tomorrow Foundation works in partnership with many community groups on issues vital to Maui’s quality of life.

Hawaiian Monk Seals in Maui

Hawaiian Monk Seals are found only in Hawaii. See a seals behavior with a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle on a past tour.

Get Involved on Maui

From donating to a cause to volunteering with one of the many unique non-profits, exploring the island is a great way to Get Involved on Maui. We believe that giving back and participating in important community projects is the necessary key to keeping our Maui way of life intact.

Tips and Techniques for Stand Up Paddling in Maui

To experience stand up paddling in Maui for yourself, the best way to begin is with a stand up paddling lesson to learn the proper strokes and techniques.

What to do in Maui

When people ask me “What are great things to do in Maui?” I think about advice I might give a friend or family member, and the thought process is usually something like; 1) what should they do to have a good time and get their heart pumping 2) what should they do to get a clear idea of the island of Maui, geography, culture and people and 3) what would also give them a well rounded experience so they can get some variety and mix it up.

Haleakala Watershed - Protecting Maui Forest

The vision of the program is to work together to restore the native forests of leeward Haleakala to benefit our biological, cultural, economic and water resources. Haleakala is a volcanic mountain that makes up most of the island of Maui, you can visit Haleakala National Park and experience many great aspects of this beautiful mountain.

Malama Maui | Malama Maui Nui

Malama Maui Nui, a non-profit organization works to make Maui beautiful and cleaner thru beach cleanups, wetlands reforestation and recycling events. In addition to raising awareness for their cause, we make a financial donation and volunteer our time to help them to accomplish their goals. We are proud to sponsor Malama Maui Nui.

Maui Dolphin Adventure - Almost Like Swimming With dolphins

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!

Best of Maui

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 tour.

First Winter Surf arrives on North Shore Maui

Winter is here! Its bitter sweet for us at Hawaiian Paddle Sports; when there is winter swell we can longer operate the Honolua Bay Excursion however we can go SURF at Honolua Bay! Each year winter swells bring HUGE waves to Maui, Hawaii’s North/West Shores.

Na Wahine O Ke Kai 2012

In 2012, 76 crews of 10 women each made the journey from Moloka'i to Ohau. A swell came in making it almost impossible to launch the canoes, but they did.

Humpback Whales Return to Maui Hawaii

The first sighting of the year has happened. The humpback whales have returned to the warm waters off of Maui to give birth and mate again. Book Your Tour

Rare Hawaiian Monk Seal

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”.

South Swell!

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!

Epic Whale Watching Tours!!

There has been some epic days of whale activity. Our whale watching tours have been incredible due to the numbers and how close the humpbacks are to us.

SUP Whale Watch Tour 1.24.11

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!