Outrigger Canoe Paddling started hundreds of years ago in ancient Polynesia, and then was brought here to the islands. Polynesian voyagers used just the stars, wind & their paddles to travel thousands of miles to what we now know as Hawaii. It is an integral part of the Hawaiian culture & was an essential form of transportation. It helped to sustain the Hawaiian way of life- fishing, recreation & transportation between the islands were all possible because of the outrigger. It was how the Polynesians arrived here & how the Hawaiians were able to thrive.
Maui Paddle Sports honors this history & tradition by teaching the sport of paddling and passing this knowledge on to future generations.