Maui’s Paddle for Keiki
Bring your paddle and aloha spirit to
Click Here for Pre-Registration if you are making a financial or toy donation.
Every holiday season motorcycle riders around the island come together to gather toys for Maui’s youth. In 2015, Ron Panzo, president of Street Bikers United, and Timothy Lara, founder of Hawaiian Paddle Sports, began thinking about how to spread this event to the paddling community.
This discussion bore fruit in December 2016 with the 1st Annual Paddle For Keiki on Maui. Now its time go do it again! Paddlers are encouraged to register and bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need on Maui.
For the first 75 Participants who register and make a donation of $35 or more will receive an event t-shirt or event ornament and brunch ticket to Nalu’s for the after party. Must be present at the event to receive t-shirt and brunch ticket. The event is free and open to the public.
Will you join us? Pre-Register here to make a monetary donation or to sign up to bring a gift for a child.
This is a fun, anything that floats, jungle rules “race.” We will not record times so look around and see where you finish for bragging rights. There are usually a lot of little races within the overall race. Bring your own paddle equipment: OC1, OC6, Surfski, SUP, Prone, Kayak… anything that floats!
This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration and check in starts at 7 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy or financial donation of $35 or more that will go toward gifts for Maui’s youth in need. Make checks payable to: Hawaiian Paddle Sports
If you are making financial donation, please pre-register online so we can plan for your t-shirt or ornament. Limited supply of t-shirt sizes.
For good times and a great cause, we hope to see you at Paddle For Keiki on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023!
Click here if making a toy or financial donation to PRE-REGISTER!
Please Park in the Large Grass lot across the street. Do not park in ABC Parking lot, Kihei Canoe Club or the Pier. Use the Pier for active loading/unloading of vessels.
Choose an age and gender to bring a toy for on the registration page. By doing so it will ensure we have appropriate toys for all of the children on our list. Bring your un-wrapped toy the morning of event to Kihei Canoe Club and our team of volunteers will check it in and wrap it.
Make checks payable to Hawaiian Paddle Sports Or use the Registration on this page to donate now.
FREE Paddle For Keiki event t-shirt or Ornament and lunch ticket for Nalu’s after party for first 75 people who register at $35 or more.
Register now for a event TSHIRT or Paddle For Keiki ORNAMENT and BRUNCH TICKET to Nalus Afterparty with $35 financial donation (first 75 people to register)
Course, Safety and Registration
Kihei Canoe Club to Turn Buoy at Kelia Pond River Mouth/Pavillion and back to Pier. Short Course: Turn early…anywhere, no shame!
Paddle Start time 8am
Brunch at Nalu’s 10am
Bring your own Outrigger Canoes (OC 1-6), V1, Surfski, Stand Up Paddle Board, Prone Paddle Board…or anything else that floats.
Please be respectful of our water safety team. If your vessel is slower please take the “short course” and turn early.
Mahalo to Hawaiian Paddle Sports for organizing the event, Nalu’s South Shore Grill for hosting the after party, Street Bikers United for distributing the toys, our non-profit sponsor Kihei Canoe Club, Made in Hawaii for helping with t-shirts, and Liquid Media for all the artwork and web design!
For all monetary donations $35+.
First 75 people to register get a t-shirt or Ornament and Brunch at Nalus!
2023 t-shirt design coming soon…
The sponsors for Paddle For Keiki are: