“Hana Hou” Let’s do it again! We had so much fun the first time, we decided to offer you one more fun practice paddle before the big day!  If you missed out April 2nd,  join us again April 30th, Saturday Paia Bay Youth & Cultural Center.

Click  here to see our first paddle: Maui: OluKai & Suzie Cooney Ohana Practice Fun Paddle Adventure April 2nd 2011 wrap up. Here’s the video:


Come do another practice run with me and let’s get ready for the OluKai Ho’olaule’a

OluKai & Suzie Cooney Fun Paddle Maui

Saturday, April 30, 2011 Maui’s N. Shore! 9 am Start  Non-Competitive Fun Paddle  (Check in 8AM)

It’s that time of year to catch some Maui N. shore fun and all kinds of paddle action; SUP, prone,one mans, prone, kayak.  In preparation for the Thrid Annual OluKai Ohana Ho’olaule’a, you’re invited to a FREE paddle from Paia Youth Center Paia Bay to the Kanaha Lifeguard tower.   Join me and OluKai and lots of fine folks for the 9 AM start of 3 miles of paddle power. All levels welcome, no divisions, no age groups.  This is a non-competitive fun paddle to get you fired up!

No preregistration required. Coffee at the start and refreshments provided at the finish! See you there.




3rd Annual OluKai Ho’olaule’a Maui / May 14-15, 2011

Music, luau, ancient Hawaiian Games, Hawaiian sailing Canoe rides, OC4 and OC6 Paddling canoes. $15,000 in Gender Equal Prize Money. https://www.olukai.com/Hoolaulea.aspx

Got 4 minutes? Check out https://vimeo.com/12036269

– New 2011 OLUKAI ‘OHANA FUN PADDLE / May 14, 2011- 9am Start

Start host by SUZIE COONEY of Suzie Trains Maui [https://suzietrainsmaui.com]

3 Mile Short Course Fun Paddle – Non-timed, recreational paddle, no age groups, paddle by yourself or tandem, paddle what you like SUP, Oc1, Oc2, paddleboard or kayak.

Begin Paia Youth Center, Paia Bay to beach finish at Kanaha Lifeguard tower.

OLUKAI SUP MALIKO DOWNWINDER / May 14, 2011 – Noon Start

8 mile Downwind Race. Maliko Bay to Kanaha Beach with 300 yard beach run finish. Timed race. Age Groups and Elite paddlers race for $7500 in Gender Equal Prize Purse.

OLUKAI OC1 MALIKO DOWNWINDER / May 15, 2011 – Noon Start

8 mile Downwind Race. Maliko Bay to Kanaha Beach. Timed race. Age groups and Elite paddlers race for $7500 in Gender Equal Prize Purse.

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