Butterflies invade the North Shore!

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Wow! What a great Maui day. Over 200 waterwomen took to their crafts of choice and paddled from Baldwin Beach to Kanaha.

It really was an impressive sight.

The weather could not have been better. Beautifully calm and clear ocean. And the perfect strength trade wind kicked in just as they started.

The event kicked off with a beach clean up at Baldwin. Followed by a blessing and group photo session. After arriving at Kanaha the girls were treated to a beach party with great food, drinks and music.

Since launching in 2007, the Butterfly Effect has had 24 events in 10 countries with thousands of women and communities involved. This is the world-wide board sport phenomenon for women.

The small idea has turned into a worldwide movement of promoting women in sports, health, dreams, visions, and environmental awareness.

Sports practiced in The Butterfly Effect events are kitesurfing, windsurfing, stand-up paddle, surfing, kayaking, and snow sports. Each gathering includes safety and stretching sessions, food and gear from sponsors, community give back opportunities, and fundraising.

The Maui Butterfy Effect has become one of the biggest and best events on the island. Congratulations to Tatiana Howard for pulling off the seventh and by far the best BE yet. Brilliant job Tatiana!

 

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The Butterfly Effect Maui

butterflyeffectposterThis Saturday join the fun..and the ladies….for a day of paddling, partying and community outreaching.

Community Beach Clean up at Baldwin Beach
Non-competitive Downwinder for women
Stand Up Paddle ● Canoe ● Kayak ● Paddle Board
Saturday, April 27th, 9am -2pm – EVENT DAY

9am – 10am     Community Beach Clean up (Everyone welcome!)

10am                 Event blessing, warm up, gear preparation, and surprises

11am                  Non-competitive downwinder for women in stand up paddle, paddle board, kayak, canoe, or OC1 begins!

12:30pm           Arrival at Kanaha

1:00 pm            Butterfly Beach Party and ending ceremony filled with music, food, dancing, and more!

7pm                  Butterfly dinner special and dancing at Charley’s in Paia

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Trade winds are back!

Trades are Back !

After a few beautiful days of no wind and Kona (south) winds, today started off with a cold North wind and some rain, but has switched into a beautiful light trade wind day.  Rig up some big sails and head on out.

The past few days of light winds had tons of paddlers on the water.  With lots of paddling events in the upcoming weeks, we watched all kinds of pros training for the races.  OC1, Six man outriggers, and SUP racers were all out training.

The 6 man teams stopped by the beach to regroup and switch up paddlers.Canoes on Beach

Another awesome flat water paddle day.

Flat Water

 

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Still blowing Kona!

plane-landingThe kona wind conditions have continued through these first days of the week.

Which of course means lots of fun SUP times on the water..at least on the North Shore.

It also means that the planes land in the opposite direction giving us the chance to get some cool shots of Sevin acting as a runway for the new arrivals!

But fear not…the trades will be back soon so enjoy this spell while you can…it could be the last for a while.

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A perfect weekend for a paddle!

Single Dog Kayak

Single Dog Kayak

No wind and small waves.

Doesn’t sound exciting…but it is!

Time to get your SUP, canoe or kayak out and have fun.

And don’t forget there is a free 3 mile downwind practice paddle for the Butterfly Effect and Olukai Paddle participants. This is the perfect practice run to make. This Sunday April 21st launching from Pa’ia Bay. Don’t miss out on a great morning!!!

The weather forecast is for several days of light and variable winds over the whole island so get that paddle……Sevin is looking forward to seeing you out there!

FREE Three Mile Stand Up Paddle Downwind Practice Paddle in Preparation for the
5th Annual Olukai Ho’olaule’a Fun Paddle

Sunday April 21st, 2013  9:00am

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