Find the Glide | Josh Riccio Flyin’ From Maui to Molokai

For Maui’s Josh Riccio, downwinders are nothing new. Growing up in Maui, the consistently howling winds gives him plenty of time to find the glide and master the art of downwinding. While other Maui paddlers such as Zane, Kai, and Connor tend to get the spotlight, he’s still one of the most talented paddlers in our sport. For proof, just check out this epic 27-mile downwinder where Josh crosses the Pailolo channel from Maui to Molokai. Taking advantage of howling wind and a wealth of downwinding experience, Josh finishes the crossing in only three hours. If you’ve ever thought about trying downwinding, just hit the play button and we’re willing to bet that this run will convince you.


SUP surfing action from Josh. 

A look back at SUP the Mag’s epic downwinding runs at the Maui Dream Retreat.

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