SAVE THE DATE: May 7, 2016 BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua Benefit Race

Save-the-Date: May 7, 2016. It’s the 5th annual BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua Benefit Race along Maui’s legendary North Shore. It is a ten mile open ocean downwind paddle and 'Ohana Festival starting from the Maliko Gulch to the Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului Harbor. The race is all for the benefit of Maui’s children with special needs at Camp Imua.

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Suzie Cooney's New Book Release: How To Increase Your Stand Up Paddling Performance

We have been working with Maui SUP athlete & fitness trainer Suzie Cooney over the past few years during which time she's been relentlessly developing her training program at Suzie Trains Maui. She has been training water athletes of all abilities with sport specific training routines designed to maximize water time. Suzie addresses an athlete's individual needs of every nature for a complete training program. Her motivation and coaching techniques have been an inspiration for the sport.

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Labor Day Weekend, Nominations for Top Philanthropic Event & Bluesmiths Paddle Imua 2016 Dates

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"NEVER GIVE UP” America’s Cup Winner Jimmy Spithill on the Molokai 2 Oahu (M2O) Stand Up Paddleboard Crossing (SUP)

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Happy International Surfing Day!

Happy International Surfing Day, whatever your choice of craft.

This photo was taken by Darrell Wong in late 2012 on a spontaneous shoot off Maui, Hawaii. It represented one of the finest days of stand-up paddling we have ever had here in Maui. This glassy, and this far off-shore (about a mile). We waited about 10 years for this.

For us at Bluesmiths,

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The BLUESMITHS Maui Slalom kicks off the 2015 Maui Race Series

Dan Ellis lays it down in preparation. Photo: Franck Berthuot

If you like high-speed downwind windsurfing racing, there is only one place to be this weekend: The BLUESMITHS Maui Slalom Race at Kanaha Beach Park. It’s the first event in the legendary 5-part Maui Race Series

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Bluesmiths Paddle Imua 2015: Film Trailer & Full Event Report

So here it is: The official, more in-depth, more photo-centric post on what was an incredible event this last weekend.

It started small three years ago, but with 200 paddlers last weekend it feels that Bluesmiths Paddle Imua Benefit Race is fast on its way to becoming a world-wide calendar event for the paddle sports community.

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Paddle Imua 2015 Presented by Bluesmiths: Wind, Sun and 200 Stoked Paddlers

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Paddle Imua 2015 Presented by Bluesmiths Crafted Waterwear

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Graham Ezzy / Aloha Moments

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Paddle Imua 2015, Presented by Bluesmiths Crafted Waterwear

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Making it Count in 2015: Lessons from Hawaiian Waterman Loch Eggers

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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.