Paddle Imua

Imua talks story with Pat Mulligan of the Mini Morey Challenge

Can you give us a little background about how Morey Inc. began?  The Morey Family has been instrumental in creating the aquatic community, as we know it today. From holding the 1st professional surf contest in 1965, to the invention of the world renowned Morey Boogie Board in 1971.  (Side note: We no longer have any affiliation with the boogie board brand) Morey Inc.’s The Morey Challenge was founded in June of 2013 and is the brainchild of Sol Morey and Pat Mulligan and later joined by Alton Franco in 2014. We noticed a global trend in what is being called…

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Paddle Imua 2014 raises $23,935.00 for Camp Imua!!

Photo courtesy of Deep Relief Maui It is with great pleasure that we announce Paddle Imua 2014’s smashing success! This year the Maliko Downrun Race raised $23,935.00 for Camp Imua 2014. This year 159 participants, 24 sponsors and dozens of volunteers lent their kokua to make #PaddleImua the most successful yet. Our Title sponsor BLUESMITHS Crafted Waterwear have been nothing short of supportive, visionary and compassionate to our camp children. Mahalo to John and the BLUESMITHS Team for believing in Camp Imua’s purpose and for being #paddleimua’s backbone. Mahalo to SIC Maui for being our board sponsor for both Ike…

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#PaddleImua Twitter Feed: Follow Today’s Action LIVE!

A team of social media professionals and photographers will be covering today’s #PaddleImua downwind run- from Maliko Gulch at check-in all the way until the end of the finish line party at Hawaiian Canoe Club. The feed below will be updated live, feel free to scroll and click through to follow all of the action! Tweets about “#paddleimua” Mahalo to Erik Blair and the guys from Morey, Inc for supporting our social media efforts!

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Are You #PaddleImua Ready? Everything You Need to Know for Race Day

Aloha Paddlers & Friends of Paddle Imua! We can’t wait to gather with you tomorrow for what’s sure to be a beautiful day, an exciting race, and an inspiring event in support of Camp Imua! Special thanks to our title sponsor, BLUESMITHS! We know there are a lot of details to follow when planning to attend a race event, and we wanted to make sure you had easy access to everything you need to know. SOCIAL MEDIA LOVERS: Be sure to follow us the entire day via our Facebook page, Twitter Account, and on Instagram as @PaddleImua.  The official hashtag for the…

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Tim Lara wins 1st Place OC-1 at Paddle Imua 2013

7 Tips for the Perfect Paddle: Preparing for a Race Like Paddle Imua

Imua Family Services and Paddle Imua is happy to welcome guest blogger, Tim Lara of Hawaiian Paddle Sports to our Paddle Imua blog today. In addition to being a champion paddler, business owner, and all-around exceptional human, Tim serves as Vice Chair of the Surfrider Foundation Maui and is a certified marine naturalist. Tim was the first place men’s OC-1 paddler at last year’s Paddle Imua. Take it away, Tim!   Ah, the quest for the “perfect paddle”. Well, the first thing I think worth noting is that there is no “perfect recipe” for race preparedness. Every person is different…

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Supporter Spotlight: Kaimana Brummel

1. Paddle Imua will be three years old this year! Can you tell us how you became involved?  I become involved on day 1 when I was Executive Director of Hawaiian Canoe Club and I offered up our hale at Hoaloha Park to be the finish line and host the post-race celebration.  Since then Paddle Imua has become my favorite community event. 2. I have unofficially termed you ladies the “Founding Four.” Each of you comes from a diverse background; tell us something unique about yourself?  I always felt extremely proud of being from Hawai’i, and specifically Maui. 3. It’s…

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Supporter Spotlight: Tim Lara

Are you an athlete? State Champion Coach and Outrigger Canoe Paddler at Hawaiian Canoe Club What role have you played in in Paddle Imua? I am the owner of Hawaiian Paddle Sports, Private alternative for ocean activities on Maui.  Canoe, Kayak, Surf  and SUP. What about outdoor sports (or paddling specifically) excite you? The sense of community it creates.  On race days I get to see a host of friends who I wouldn’t see in my daily life otherwise.  Friends and paddlers from all sides of the island coming together for fun and competition.  How does connecting with the ocean…

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#PaddleImua Fuel: NUKA + @MauiBrewCo.

#PaddleImua 2014 just got a bit tastier! We are drooling at the fact that this year’s Food & Drink Sponsor are none other than  NUKA Maui and Maui Brew Company. We are honored that these two Maui grown establishments are a part of Paddle Imua’s Local Cause, Camp Imua! If you’ve registered, get ready to get fueled! NUKA Maui will have food available for purchase for spectators for $10. The bento includes: Chicken Kushiyaki, edamame, rice, nasu miso, eggplant, fruit slices and the famous Nuka pickles ;). Happy Grubbing!

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Supporter Spotlight: Paige Alms

  What is your name? Paige alms Your sport? Professional surfer. Billabong XXL big wave awards nominee 2012, 2013 1. What about outdoor sports (or paddling in specific) excite you? Being in the water brings me the most joy in my life! 2. How does connecting with the ocean have therapeutic or healing effects on you? Do you feel it is good for other people to create and nurture this connection? Why?  When I am in the water, I feel whole and happy. I can be having a hard time or bad day and as soon as I get in…

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5 must-haves on #PaddleImua Race Day

Let’s face it, 10 miles of ocean can be a lot for one to think about. So we thought we’d help with a little race day checklist of things that one would need for #paddleimua! Check out this year’s must-haves. 1. SIC’s inflatable race board 2. A pair of BLUESMITHS Spartan shorts  3. Ke Nalu paddle 4. Planet Sun’s sunscreen 5. Tropic Water for your camel pack. Tell us what your on water must haves are!

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