MAUI PADDLING HUI

Maui Paddling Hui (formerly Maui Canoe and Kayak Club) operates a racing series on the island of Maui, often called "one man season." The races include OC-1 and OC-2 (one and two person outrigger canoes), surfski (racing kayak), prone and stand-up paddle (SUP) boards.

2015 Tentative Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change due to permitting, conflicts, etc.

Pre-season Races

10/26/2014

Halloween Monster Dash

Course: Ka Lae Pohaku (Kihei Canoe Club) to Haycraft and back. 5mi
This will be a costume contest with a fun/training paddle.

11/27/2014

12th Annual Paddle For The Hungry

Course: Ka Lae Pohaku (Kihei Canoe Club) to Boardwalks and back. 4mi
Run by Paddle For the Hungry

2015 Races

January 3

Sarento's Season Opener

Long Course: Ka Lae Pohaku (Kihei Canoe Club) to TBD to Sarento's.
Long course to be determined on race morning.
Short Course: Ka Lae Pohaku (Kihei Canoe Club) to Sarento's. 5.5mi

January 17

Leilani's Triangle Race

Long Course: Hanakao'o to Embassy to Canoes to Hanakao'o 8.9mi
Short Course: Hanakao'o to Black Rock to Canoes to Hanakao'o 5.5mi

January 24

Miso Phat Sushi Relay Race

Course: Kihei Canoe Club to Hanakao'o. 18mi

February 7

LuLu's Pali Race

Long Course: Haycraft to Olowalu. 9mi
Short Course: Papalaua (Grandma's) to Olowalu. 3.75mi

February 21

Outrigger Pizza Maliko Race Series, I

Long Course: Maliko to Kahului Harbor. 9.5mi
Short Course: 3 Harbor buoy laps. 4mi

February 28

Wailea Construction Maliko Race Series, II

Course: Maliko to Kahului Harbor. 9.5mi
Short Course: 3 Harbor buoy laps. 4mi

March 7

Danny's Poke Truck Maliko Race Series, III

Course: Maliko to Kahului Harbor. 9.5mi
Short Course: 3 Harbor buoy laps. 4mi
Like Poke..?
Fresh Poke & Plate Lunches

March 21

Nick's Fishmarket Championships

Long Course: Haycraft to Makena Landing. 11.5mi
Short Course: Kihei Canoe Club to Makena Landing. 9mi

April 4

Surfski Maui / Aloha Remodeling
North Shore Challenge

Course: TBD

April 18

Ozone / Kai Wa'a Maui to Moloka'i (M2M)

Course: DT Fleming to Kaunakakai. 26mi


Our race sponsors are generously donating food for after a race and/or funding to help keep race costs to a minimum. If your company would like to sponsor a race, have the race named after you, and have your logo on our jerseys and webpage please email us at .

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Monster Dash

October 26, 2014

Course: Kihei Canoe Club to Haycraft/mudflats and back to Kihei Canoe Club. 5mi

This will be a costume contest with a fun/training paddle.
There is no registration, the fun paddle will start at 8:30am with costume contest after. You must have paddled in your costume to be eligible for the contest.

View Monster Dash Race Course in a larger map

12th Annual Paddle For The Hungry

November 28, 2014

Course: Course: Ka Lae Pohaku (Kihei Canoe Club) to Boardwalks and back. 4mi
Entry Fee: A donation to Maui Food Bank.

Mahalo to Tyson and Peter and the Paddle For Hungry volunteers who organized this great event!

View Paddle For The Hungry Race Course in a larger map

Sarento's Season Opener

January 3, 2015

Long Course: Ka Lae Pohaku (Kihei Canoe Club) to TBD to Sarento's.
Long course to be determined on race morning.
Short Course: Ka Lae Pohaku (Kihei Canoe Club) to Sarento's. 5.5mi


Don't miss the fun of the season kick-off! A huge Mahalo to Aaron Placourakis for his generosity in hosting us at the terrific season opener post race party & awards at Sarentos.




Sarento's is nestled on one of Maui's premier beaches overlooking the islands of Molokini, Lanai and Kaho'olawe, providing guests with unsurpassed romantic ocean views. Italian-style warmth and hospitality are part of the atmosphere that makes this fine dining establishment one of Hawaii's most celebrated. The superior service, coupled with the outstanding culinary offerings makes Sarento's a place where memories are created.

View Sarento's Season Opener Course in a larger map

LuLu's Pali Race

February 7, 2015

Long Course: Haycraft to Olowalu. 9mi
Short Course: Papalaua (Grandma's) to Olowalu. 3.75mi


Thanks to LuLu's Lahaina Surf Club & Grill for sponsoring this race!




On a beautiful day (and what day in Hawaii isn't beautiful?) come on down to LuLu's Lahaina Surf Club & Grill and eat outside and enjoy the great weather. LuLu's offers live or DJ music on any given night. It's an all around great place to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with delicious food and refreshing drinks for a very reasonable price! Whether you're alone, or with your entire family, LuLu's has something for you.

View LuLu's Pali Race in a larger map

Miso Phat Sushi Relay Race

January 24, 2015

Course: Kihei Canoe Club to Hanakao'o. 18mi
Legs:
  1. KCC to Haycraft 2.7mi
  2. Haycraft to Papalaua (Grandma's) 5.3mi
  3. Papalaua to Single-tree (just past Olowalu) 5mi
  4. Single-tree to Gaurdrails (just past Launiupoko) 2.7mi
  5. Gaurdrails to Mala Wharf 3.4mi
  6. Mala Wharf to Hanakao'o 1.7mi



View Miso Phat Sushi Relay Race Course in a larger map
Miso Phat Sushi serves the freshest sushi on Maui, using high quality fish hand picked daily. We offer a variety of Nigiri and Sashimi style sushi as well as everyone's favorite sushi rolls and temaki hand rolls. Try our specialty rolls, guaranteed 'ono kine grinds'! Our affordable combo platters are perfect for get togethers with friends and family. Visit us and dine in or call and make your order to-go.

Leilani's Triangle Event

January 17, 2015

Long Course: Hanakao'o to Embassy to Canoes to Hanakao'o 8.9mi
Short Course: Hanakao'o to Black Rock to Canoes to Hanakao'o 5.5mi



Located right on famous Ka'anapali Beach, Leilani's offers the perfect vantage point for viewing amazing sunsets framed by the islands of Lanai and Molokai. The open air dining room offers sweeping ocean views and features a menu of fresh Island fish, seafood, prime rib, steaks,and barbecue ribs. The outdoor Beachside Grill has long been a popular place for both residents and locals to enjoy their favorite casual fare while sipping exotic cocktails and enjoying live entertainment.

View Leilani's Triangle Course in a larger map

Outrigger Pizza Maliko Race Series, I

February 21, 2015



Long Course: Maliko to Kahului Harbor. 9.5mi
Short Course: 3 Harbor buoy laps. 4mi

We are a mobile wood-fired pizza business. Using our handmade doughs and sauces, we prepare and cook a delicious pizza in our italian-style clay oven. Realizing most people on Maui have not experienced a traditional wood-fired pizza, two paddling buddies joined together to form The Outrigger Pizza Company. They completed Hawaii's first mobile pizza oven in March of 2010. You can now find them throughout the island of Maui and soon on outer islands.

View Outrigger Pizza Maliko Race Course in a larger map

Wailea Construction Maliko Race Series, II

February 28, 2015



Long Course: Maliko to Kahului Harbor. 9.5mi
Short Course: 3 Harbor buoy laps. 4mi

Danny's Poke Truck Maliko Race Series, III

March 7, 2015

Long Course: Maliko to Kahului Harbor. 9.5mi
Short Course: 3 Harbor buoy laps. 4mi


Like Poke..?
Fresh Poke & Plate Lunches

Serving delicious fresh poke and plate lunches, Danny's Poke Truck is located on Hobron Ave, between Kaahumanu Ave and Kai Wa'a's shop. To quote Sunset Magazine: "Just five minutes from the airport, in a warehouse parking lot where tourists would never go, is some of the island's best poke. Danny Kalahiki mixes it to order in his vintage-style quilted-steel lunch wagon. Must-have: the ahi shoyu wasabi poke. The marinade is a perfect balance of salty, sweet, spicy, and umami."

Nick's Fishmarket Championships

March 21, 2015

Long Course: Haycraft to Makena Landing. 11.5mi
Short Course: Kihei Canoe Club to Makena Landing. 9mi

There will be season awards for overall OC-1, Surfski, SUP, and novice divions!



Nick's Fishmarket-Maui in Wailea is one of Maui's premier seafood restaurants offering the Island's freshest fish such as Island Snapper Picatta, Candied Peanut Crusted Hawaiian Opah or Grilled Ahi Mignon all served in a tropical ambiance. For the meat enthusiasts, also available are steaks, rack of lamb & chicken dishes. Nick's, featuring a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, has consistently earned the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.

View Nick's Fishmarket Race Course in a larger map

Surfski Maui / Aloha Remodeling North Shore Challenge

April 4, 2015

Course: TBD

View North Shore Challenge in a larger map

Maui's first dedicated Surfski business. Accessories, paddles, PFD (Mocke) and the full range of Epic Surfskis.

For off island paddlers we also rent - a perfect way for staying in shape while on vacation, and for those looking to race, we can also provide you with skis to fit your comfort level.

The new redesigned surfskis are a perfect cross trainer for OC paddlers. If you have not paddled a surfski in a while you will be amazed at the new stability and speed.

Call Richard to demo or rent a new Epic Surfski.
(808) 283-5459

Aloha Remodeling and Construction, Inc. is a full service builder established on Maui in 1999. Owner Frank Zajac is a licensed general contractor with over 34 years experience in all phases of construction. Whether a simple remodel to get the most out of your home or a full scale project from design to completed home, Frank attends to all aspects of a project with the same integrity, expertise, and attention to detail to deliver a quality product at a good value.

Ozone / Kai Wa'a Maui to Moloka'i (M2M)

April 18, 2015

Course: DT Fleming Beach Park to Kaunakakai 26mi


View M2M Race Course in a larger map

Kai Wa'a canoes are built and designed by paddlers in Maui, Hawaii. We also have a factory in China that we work with closely. Our goal is simple, to bring you the best canoe for your size and paddling style. We took a proven design and created alternate versions with slightly different specs so every paddler will have a boat that is right for him or her. Our canoes are proven in the ocean and on the racing circuit. You will find that Kai Wa'a canoes surf well, glide well, are comfortable to ride are built with the highest standards.

Ozone, formerly known as Maui Fiberglass, has been designing and building canoes for 20 years. Ozone builds the Ehukai, Hurricane, Pegasus, Scorpius, Scorpius XM, Scorpius XS, Storm, and Tempest. They also make spray skirts for a variety of OC-6 canoes. Their latest product is the new unlimited OC-6 canoe.

Sarento's Season Opener Results

Please email us at to let us know of any corrections.

A big Mahalo to Sarento's On the Beach, our race sponsor, for providing a great venue and great food after the race!


Sarento's is nestled on one of Maui's premier beaches overlooking the islands of Molokini, Lanai and Kaho'olawe, providing guests with unsurpassed romantic ocean views. Italian-style warmth and hospitality are part of the atmosphere that makes this fine dining establishment one of Hawaii's most celebrated. The superior service, coupled with the outstanding culinary offerings makes Sarento's a place where memories are created.

LuLu's Pali Race Results

These results are preliminary, so please email us at to let us know of any corrections.

A big Mahalo to LuLu's Lahaina Surf Club & Grill, our race sponsor, for providing great food after the race.


On a beautiful day (and what day in Hawaii isn't beautiful?) come on down to LuLu's Lahaina Surf Club & Grill and eat outside and enjoy the great weather. LuLu's offers live or DJ music on any given night. It's an all around great place to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with delicious food and refreshing drinks for a very reasonable price! Whether you're alone, or with your entire family, LuLu's has something for you.

Stella Blues Relay Race Results

Please email us at to let us know of any corrections.

A big Mahalo to Stella Blues Cafe, our race sponsor, for providing great food after the race.

Stella Blues Cafe is a family owned and operated business in operation for over nineteen years with a casual atmosphere for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Live music for Happy Hour M-Sat 4-6pm. Great Dinner shows with Hawaii's top talent in the Supper Club Room. We use the freshest local ingredients like Maui Cattle Co Beef, Kula Mixed Greens, produce and fresh local fish. We have a private dinning room for that special event. We have also been doing off site catering and on site banquets for over nineteen years.

Leilani's Triangle Results

Please email us at to let us know of any corrections.

A big Mahalo to Leilani's On the Beach, our race sponsor, for providing great food after the race.


Located right on famous Ka'anapali Beach, Leilani's offers the perfect vantage point for viewing amazing sunsets framed by the islands of Lanai and Molokai. The open air dining room offers sweeping ocean views and features a menu of fresh Island fish, seafood, prime rib, steaks,and barbecue ribs. The outdoor Beachside Grill has long been a popular place for both residents and locals to enjoy their favorite casual fare while sipping exotic cocktails and enjoying live entertainment.

2014 Danny's Poke Truck Maliko (III) Results

Please email us at to let us know of any corrections.

A big Mahalo to Danny's Poke Truck (Like Poke...?), our race sponsor, for providing delicious, fresh wood-fired pizza after the race.

Like Poke..?
Fresh Poke & Plate Lunches

Serving delicious fresh poke and plate lunches, Danny's Poke Truck is located on Hobron Ave, between Kaahumanu Ave and Kai Wa'a's shop. To quote Sunset Magazine: "Just five minutes from the airport, in a warehouse parking lot where tourists would never go, is some of the island's best poke. Danny Kalahiki mixes it to order in his vintage-style quilted-steel lunch wagon. Must-have: the ahi shoyu wasabi poke. The marinade is a perfect balance of salty, sweet, spicy, and umami."

Outrigger Pizza Maliko Results

Please email us at to let us know of any corrections.

A big Mahalo to Outrigger Pizza Company, our race sponsor, for providing delicious, fresh wood-fired pizza after the race.


We are a mobile wood-fired pizza business. Using our handmade doughs and sauces, we prepare and cook a delicious pizza in our italian-style clay oven. Realizing most people on Maui have not experienced a traditional wood-fired pizza, two paddling buddies joined together to form The Outrigger Pizza Company. They completed Hawaii's first mobile pizza oven in March of 2010. You can now find them throughout the island of Maui and soon on outer islands.

Wailea Construction Maliko Race Results

Please email us at to let us know of any corrections.

A huge mahalo to Wailea Construction for sponsoring this race!

Nick's Fishmarket Championships Race Results

Please email us at to let us know of any corrections.

A huge mahalo to Nick's Fishmarket for sponsoring this race!


Nick's Fishmarket-Maui in Wailea is one of Maui's premier seafood restaurants offering the Island's freshest fish such as Island Snapper Picatta, Candied Peanut Crusted Hawaiian Opah or Grilled Ahi Mignon all served in a tropical ambiance. For the meat enthusiasts, also available are steaks, rack of lamb & chicken dishes. Nick's, featuring a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, has consistently earned the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.

Surfski Maui / Aloha Remodeling North Shore Challenge Race Results

Please email us at to let us know of any corrections.

A huge mahalo to Surfski Maui and Aloha Remodeling for sponsoring this race.

Maui's first dedicated Surfski business. Accessories, paddles, PFD (Mocke) and the full range of Epic Surfskis.

For off island paddlers we also rent - a perfect way for staying in shape while on vacation, and for those looking to race, we can also provide you with skis to fit your comfort level.

The new redesigned surfskis are a perfect cross trainer for OC paddlers. If you have not paddled a surfski in a while you will be amazed at the new stability and speed.

Call Richard to demo or rent a new Epic Surfski.
(808) 283-5459

Aloha Remodeling and Construction, Inc. is a full service builder established on Maui in 1999. Owner Frank Zajac is a licensed general contractor with over 34 years experience in all phases of construction. Whether a simple remodel to get the most out of your home or a full scale project from design to completed home, Frank attends to all aspects of a project with the same integrity, expertise, and attention to detail to deliver a quality product at a good value.

Ozone / Kai Wa'a Maui to Moloka'i Race Results

Please email us at to let us know of any corrections.

A huge mahalo to Outrigger Zone and Kai Wa'a for sponsoring this race!

Ozone, formerly known as Maui Fiberglass, has been designing and building canoes for 20 years. Ozone builds the Ehukai, Hurricane, Pegasus, Scorpius, Scorpius XM, Scorpius XS, Storm, and Tempest. They also make spray skirts for a variety of OC-6 canoes. Their latest product is the new unlimited OC-6 canoe.

Kai Wa'a canoes are built and designed by paddlers in Maui, Hawaii. We also have a factory in China that we work with closely. Our goal is simple, to bring you the best canoe for your size and paddling style. We took a proven design and created alternate versions with slightly different specs so every paddler will have a boat that is right for him or her. Our canoes are proven in the ocean and on the racing circuit. You will find that Kai Wa'a canoes surf well, glide well, are comfortable to ride are built with the highest standards.