Paddle Imua 2013 : A tough paddle, but worth every stroke

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 

Sizing Guide


Condition: Measure ones body without the weight or bulk of clothes that may affect dimensions.

Height Target: Physical height.

Weight Target: Physical weight.

Chest Target (Men): Chest dimension at widest point, measured over peak of pectoral and lat muscles.

Chest Target (Women): Chest dimension at widest point, on Women usually measured at peak of bust.

Waist Target: Actual true waist dimension (the narrowest part of the torso, above the high hip bone, above where one normally

wears the waist of one's pants).

Full Hip Target: At the widest point of the low hips, at the fullest point of the seat or buttocks.

Inseam Target: With the pant snugged firmly into the crotch, from the center seam of the crotch, measure down along the leg,

past the ankle bone, to the floor, standing with feet at shoulder width.