Glide Guide: Westside, Maui

Submitted by Bill Babcock

Put-in: Kapalua

Takeout: Kaanapali

Distance: 6.5+ (adjustable)

Time: 1-2 hours

Wind Direction: N, NW

About the Run: Pretty rarely done on SUPs, but when the wind is right this is a fun run. Go from Kapalua (actually, Napili Bay is an easier spot to put in) to somewhere east of Kaanapali. You can continue down the coast as far as there’s wind. I had a good run all the way to Olowalu one day. Bring lots of water, it gets hot. If you just want a fun cruise, Napili to Mala Wharf—walk to Mala’s for lunch, then continue east on the coast and pull out at Puamana or Launiopoko.