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Join us Sunday, July 14, 2024!

Paddle Imua is an annual paddle race supporting Camp Imua, a recreational camp experience for children in Maui County with special needs. Paddle Imua brings the ocean sports community together to embrace our innate connection to the sea and celebrate the lives of our local children.

Open to all ages. Racers under 18 years of age must have their parent/legal guardian sign their waiver and liabilities form. We reserve the right to refuse participation to entrants for any reason we deem necessary.

2 teens paddling on a stand up paddle board

Participants in the race have the opportunity to meet the children they’re impacting at the ‘Ohana Festival at the end of the race. The children of Camp Imua are always excited to see the many water crafts, and the exposure to the numerous athletes and participants helps provide them with inspiration to live out their dreams.

illustration of a kayak


Race Date:
July 14, 2024

Race Location and Course:
Maliko Gulch to Kanahâ Beach Park

Race is open to paddle and wind disciplines in: Stand-up Paddle (SUP), OC1, OC2, OC6, Prone Paddling, Surf Ski, SUP Foil, Prone Foil, Wing Foil, Kite Foil, Windsurfing, Kiting, and Sailing

Awards: Paddle Imua is a fun race that benefits a worthy cause – helping keiki with special needs in Maui County! Medals will be awarded to the top participants in each category.

2 people kayaking


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Paddle Imua! We welcome the support of volunteers at both the starting point at Maliko Gulch and at the finish line ‘Ohana Festival celebration at Kanahâ Beach Park. Volunteer shift times and roles vary.

For more info and a current list of volunteer positions available, please email us at

This is a great volunteer opportunity for friends, groups, and clubs!

sponsorships & donations

The generous support of committee members, sponsors and in-kind donors is absolutely critical to the success of Paddle Imua. The ocean sports community of professional and amateur athletes on Maui is an ever-growing audience with global reach and influence. Paddle Imua is an amazing opportunity for your business to get involved in charitable giving while gaining valuable exposure to a large audience.

If you are interested in becoming involved with the Paddle Imua Race Committee, please contact us at

committee members

Devin Blish
SIC Maui

Samantha Campbell
Deep Relief // Peak Performance

Daniel Goldberg
Safety Director

Matthew Murasko
Maui Life, Founder & Designer

Tomoko Okazaki
Multi-sport Athlete

Ian Ponting
IP Sports Group

Anne-Marie Reichman Totah
SUP 11-City Tour, Founder

Josh DeSilva
DeSilva Meeting Consultants


Mahalo to our many sponsors! For info on how to become a sponsor, contact us at


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