Bluesmiths Paddle Imua 2016 + Title Sponsor

Can you explain the mission behind BLUESMITHS Crafted Waterwear? Bluesmiths is all about building better gear for what we do. Our lives revolve in and around the ocean and we design and build clothing that makes that experience even better. We source the finest fabrics and technologies in the world, test them to near exhaustion here in Maui, and then tailor them into the best fitting gear we possibly can. We work with the best mills, factories and technology partners to bring new apparel concepts to water sports. We are lucky enough to work with some of the best athletes…

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Paddle Imua 2015 Ohana Festival

Join us at Paddle Imua 2015’s Ohana Festival and Awards Ceremony at Hawaiian Canoe Club on Saturday May 9, 2015 directly following the race. Beginning at 1pm the public is invited for a time of community and celebration. Once you cross the finish line, participants are invited to refuel with lunch by Aloha Mixed Plate and victory beverages courtesy of Maui Brewing Co. and Tropic Water. Get a post-race adjustment on behalf of Deep Relief & Maui School of Therapeutic Massage and enjoy entertainment by Old Lahaina Luau dancers! The public is invited to stroll various vendors including event Title Sponsor, BLUESMITHS Crafted Waterwear,…

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#AlohaFriday – ALOHA ‘AINA CENTER

We are grateful for the community that has become our ohana! Today’s #AlohaFriday Feature goes to Paddle Imua Sponsor, Aloha ‘Aina Center. The Aloha ‘Aina Center is located in the heart of Haiku. The Center’s owners strive to improve the community through non-profit efforts and local businesses. Read why they support our cause below! Why is it important to Aloha ‘Aina Center to support causes like Camp Imua? The really beautiful thing about Paddle Imua is the opportunity for the participants to have a rich direct experience initiated by them. They are able to decide the activity that they would…

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Supporter Spotlight: Maile John

IFS Paddle Imua & Camp Imua Program Director, Maile John is the last person to tell you how big of a role she plays in Paddle Imua and Camp Imua. So we will 😉 We sat down with this Founding Five member to chat why Paddle Imua and Camp Imua are close to her heart. 1. Paddle Imua will be three years old this year! Can you tell us how you became involved? When I was first hired as Camp Imua’s program director there was a lot of talk about getting rid of the program because it was becoming increasingly hard to fund each…

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

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 Imua and Paddle Imua. Our relay race was epic! Additionally we’d like to thank Hawaiian Canoe Club, Goofy…

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Supporter Spotlight: @BLUESMITHS Crafted Waterwear, John Smalley

1. Paddle Imua will be three years old this year! Can you tell us how you became involved? I was launching BLUESMITHS at a time when Maile John was asking how to run an ocean event for the benefit of Maui’s special needs kids.  I was asked to give advice on paddle sports and logistics as I had done a fair few of these events by then. Having had chance to shape the event into something really meaningful, I asked if we could sponsor the event and that was that. 2. I have unofficially termed you ladies and gentlemen the “Founding Five.” Each…

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