To celebrate Father's Day, we are offering free USPS Priority Shipping on all domestic orders at Bluesmiths.com until 16th June. Simply apply code DAD2013 at checkout.
If you love Maui made or Maui inspired gear, you may want to follow the Maui Made Blog. They just listed their Top Five Father's Day Gifts and we are pleased to report that our Kanaha Hydrophobic Ocean Shirt made the list. We're also happy to be in the company of the likes of Kazuma Surfboards and Doc Martin's Sunblock, both of which we use regularly. Have a read here.
Thanks, Liz and the Maui Made Blog for checking out our gear!
Paddle Imua 2013 just happened and it was a phenomenal success. Congratulations to everyone who participated. I think we were all glad that the wind gods allowed us some trades before the Kona wind kicked in. The paddle was long and hard in the light winds, but I think we’ll all agree the cause was more than worth every stroke.
We’re still packing up at Bluesmiths, so we will post pictures
and full stories shortly. In the meantime, full results are available here: Results
Congratulations to division winners: Timothy LaraDane Ward, Livio Menalu , Andrea Moller, Travis Baptiste, Bernd Roediger, Karla Gilbert, Hogan Kania, Brit Oliphant.
Thanks to Imua Family Services, the Hawaiian Canoe Cub, all of the organizers and committee members, the timers, the ocean support crews, the volunteers and of the other sponsors for making this happen.
Huge thanks to the local and ocean sports communities for coming together in this unique way. We’re already looking forward to Paddle Imua 2014.
Aloha and mahalo,
John & Bluesmiths
Photos: Berthuot | Visuals
It’s great to hear Katie’s thoughts on the water repellent aspect in particular. We tested dozens of fabrics and technologies to find exactly what we wanted – that versatile garment that not only keeps us cool in the sun or when we`re paddling hard, but which also which also keeps us warm by drying as quick as possible.
We’re a big fan of Schoeller of Switzerland’s NanoSphere® fabric technology. When combined with our ultra-fast drying performance fabric, it creates a unique water shirt. We’re still excited to be only brand ever to apply NanoSphere® to a knit garment. We’re even more excited to have others in our world discover the benefits.
Thanks to Katie and John and the crew at the Distressed Mullet for reviewing our gear!
Read the review here.
The Women's Kanaha -
(Color shown: Storm Blue)
The Men's Kanaha -
(Color shown: Deepsea Blue)
We also offer the same fabric in a short sleeved version for Men called The Lane, shown below in Reef Blue.
Last year over 120 outrigger, stand-up (SUP) and prone paddlers joined us to paddle the legendary Maliko Run for the benefit of Maui’s children with special needs. This year we hope many more of you come to support this unique Maui community event. It's a great warm up for the Maui racing season and a week before the Olukai Race, so it's a great training opportunity.
And if you've never paddled the Maliko Run, here is a short film introduction of Jeremy Riggs filmed during last year's Paddle Imua benefit race: The Bluesmiths Spirit. We hope to see you there.
Register at: www.paddleimua.com