Paddle Imua Presented by BLUESMITHS Crafted Waterwear


It's official - Paddle Imua, Presented by BLUESMITHS Crafted Waterwear and heavily supported by one of the most awesome ocean communities that exists, will take place on Saturday May 3, 2014. It's a ten mile open ocean downwind paddle and Ohana Festival ALL for the benefit of Maui's children with special needs. EVERYONE is invited, whether you are a paddler or not. We are trying to think of reasons not to be there, but we can't. If past years are an indication, it's going to be an awesome day for all. We look forward to seeing you at Maliko or the Hawaiian Canoe Club.

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Mahalo in advance to Imua Family Services, all of the volunteers and the other sponsors:
Hawaiian Canoe Club
Zevenbergen Capitol Investments
Goofy Foot Surf School
SIC Racing
Deep Relief Maui
Ke Nalu
Maui Brewing Company
Nuka Maui
Da Kine
Handsome Buggah Productions
Da Bounce
Newf Surfboard Net
Tropic Water
Perfect Bar
Alaska Airlines
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Bluesmiths Hydrophobic Shirt featured on Fox News


It's always great to find our gear turn up on television. This time it was on Fox News's Techtake gear show.

According to Adam Housley, a senior Fox correspondent and former professional baseball player, our Kanaha Hydrophobic Ocean Shirt is sturdy, impressive, cool, quick drying & from a different kind of company! Watch what Adam has to say at 3:50 and beyond.

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Mahalo for checking out our gear Adam & Fox news!

Learn more about our sun protective (UPF 40+ wet and dry) water repellent ocean shirts here:


The Kula Hoodie - Back-in-stock & favorited by Distressed Mullet


Over the holiday break, Katie from the Distressed Mullet told us that our WindPro Kula Hoodie (which her mum bought her for Christmas) was one of the best made garments she'd ever owned. We're even more stoked to find our Kula Hoodie reviewed in the Mullet's cold weather gear guide. Go check it here.

Buy it here.

Mahalo, guys.

Jenn Gladwin reports on what it took to make our women's ocean shirts fit more people better.


We are an obsessive crew here at Bluesmiths. When we built the our women's hydrophobic ocean shirts, it took six fit protos alone to get just right. See what Jennifer Gladwin has to say about the process here in her own blog.

Mahalo Jenn and Mahalo Get Glad Maui!

2013 JP Aloha Classic Maui, Hawaii


Many consider Ho’okipa Beach Park on Maui’s north shore to be the home of modern windsurfing. Side shore trade winds combined with clean uninterrupted north swells provide almost perfect conditions throughout the winter The annual Aloha Classic event at Ho’okipa is to windsurfing what the Pipe Masters is to surfing.

Much more than being one of the last stops on the professional circuit, it’s the one event that every rider wants to win. It’s right here in Hawaii. It’s in front of the world’s media, and it’s the one place where everyone comes together - professional or amateur, experienced or new talent...

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