Paddle Imua

Sunday, July 19, 2020 – We Race in Support of Camp Imua

Paddle Imua is an exciting annual multiple-discipline paddle race that raises funds to directly support Camp Imua, a week-long recreational camp experience for special needs children ages 6-16 years. Paddle Imua brings the ocean sports community together to celebrate the lives of special needs children by embracing our connection to the ocean.

This progressive ocean community event continues to be made possible by support from numerous athletes, volunteers and the generosity of Maui businesses. Held on Maui’s legendary Maliko Downwind Run,  Paddle Imua welcomes athletes who paddle Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP), Outrigger Canoes (OC1 , OC2 & OC6), Prone Paddleboards and Surf Skis. New Classes in 2020 will be Foiling SUP and Prone Foil as well as Wing Surfing. Windsurfing and WindFoil will join the Sailing Class. More RACE DETAILS HERE

Paddle Imua creates a physical embodiment of the Hawaiian word Imua (‘to move forward’) which comes from references to the water and paddling. Paddle Imua is literally meant to help move Camp Imua forward for many years to come, by providing ongoing funding to support the program and continually expand and improve it. One of the unique aspects of this competition on Maui is that the competitors are also given the opportunity to interact with the special needs children of Camp Imua at the finish of the race, giving them valuable exposure to water sports and inspiration to live out their dreams.

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Address: 161 S. Wakea Avenue, Kahului, HI 96753
Telephone: (808) 244-7467
Fax:  (808) 242-4762

For questions about Paddle Imua 2020 Sponsorships, volunteering, becoming a vendor, or any other inquiries related to the event, please contact us at

Imua Family Services