Downwinding from Kihei to Makena

Spring is in the air and that means flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and standup paddling’s biggest downwind race is just around the corner. At the end of April, the paddling world will gather on Maui’s hallowed ground for the famed OluKai Ho'olaule'a. The famed downwind race that will see the world’s best paddlers duking it out on the Maliko Run on Maui’s North Shore. To get stoked about the race, we found an awesome video of another downwinding run on Maui. Here we find two standup paddlers and an outrigger canoe finding the glide on some large bumps as they paddled south from Kihei to Makena, on the west side of the island. It is just a taste of what to expect in only a few weeks at paddling’s biggest race.

Be a part of paddling’s biggest event, the OluKai Ho'olaule'a.

Take a virtual downwinding journey on the famed Maliko Run.