Maui Paddle for the Cure

9October 2017

My first annual Maui Paddle for the Cure was a lot of fun.  It was held at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali.

My friend, Tina, and I signed up & paddled together.  Since this was my first year doing this event, and I just starting paddle boarding this year, we decided to take the intro class.  I’m glad that they offer such a thing for this event, but if you’ve already been paddle boarding at all, you probably don’t need to take it.  No worries if you’re on the fence, it only lasts a few minutes.  If you are new to paddle boarding or unsure about the ocean, I would recommend it.

After the quick little intro class, my friend and I headed out.  We ended up paddling alongside a visitor to the island and made a new friend in the middle of the ocean.  When coming into shore after the paddle, all the paddlers that came in before you start to make a paddle tunnel for you to run to as you exit the water.  That was a lot of fun.

Once everyone has finished the paddle and been accounted for (yes they want to be safe and each paddler gets an ocean tracker), there is a lunch served and after party at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa.  The food was good, the music was entertaining although a bit loud for a relaxed event.  There were also vendors with products and a silent auction to help benefit the cause.

All-in-all I really enjoyed the morning and we will be doing it again.  Next year we will have a larger group and try even harder to get more people to join, have a little fun, and help out a great cause at the same time.  Thank you to all the participants this year and we hope to see you all again.

Tina & myself ready to rock.

All the paddle boards lined up and ready.

The introduction class.

An assistant directing us into the water.

Heading out.

myself (left) & Tina (right).

Here we go.

Paddle boarding!

Running the paddle tunnel as I come in.
Athena & Tina.

Related Articles:
Paddle for the Cure Information site