Maliko Run BlogWe are a special tribe who share a bond and passion for downwind paddling on this special body of water on Maui. Everyone is welcome to experience the magic of Maliko. Here is where you'll find adventures, stories and more.
I have not often been terrified while down winding, but looking back and to the outside near outer Sprecks, I was nearly panicked by the size of the waves coming through.read more
Rule Number One: The ocean will kill you. It’s not personal. It can happen even when you pay attention and is much more likely to happen when you don’t. Then just before getting our feet wet, Suzie handed me an orange whistle and said, “If you see a shark, blow this whistle.” If he comes close enough…read more
“The main entry into the water is the boat ramp, with bits of seaweed on the slab. It’s a slippery devil. Once someone is in the water they need to ease out to a sufficient depth where they can set down their long vehicle without hitting their fin or rudder on the ramp. This is a process that shouldn’t be rushed.”read more
un. The waves increased in steepness and I got a bunch of fast drops. The surfing was punctuated by a lot of hard paddling trying to chase other good waves down.read more
“Especially on flat water, propulsion using a paddle is basically canoeing,” said Simon Toulson, the secretary general of the canoeing federation. “Standing up or sitting down is irrelevant.”read more
Maliko can often have complex conditions resulting from multiple swells coming from several directions. It’s not unusual to have a wind swell traveling from east to west, parallel to the coastline. There may be one or more groundswells coming from several directions.read more
The wind swell looked like 2 story houses coming at you. And, it’s not so much the height of the crests that are spooky as it is the depths of the troughs. Looking upwind, the waves looked hella scary.read more
Foiling SUP history was recently made on the Maliko Run, during the recent Paddle IMUA race sponsored by Bluesmiths. Finn Spencer, SUP champ from Paia, Maui made amazing time from Maliko Bay to the harbor, approximately 10+ miles with a time of 1:10:48. HIs legs...read more
Maliko Run Downwind SUP Race Maui Pro AM APP World Tour 2017 This was the second day of 2017 the Maui Pro AM APP World Tour, Sunday, March 12th; showcasing the famous Maliko downwind run. Although the trades were light the stoke was high as the world class...read more
This post could save your life. If you’re a Maliko Run downwind paddler, OC1, OC2, SUP, prone or surf ski, please read and share. True stories, gear checklist and more.read more
Epic Downwind Maliko Run Firing this Week on Maui Mahalo to our friends at Distressed Mullet for the great write up! Click here to see the article on their...read more
The High Style Embroidered Maliko Run Trucker Hat Is Here The high style embroidered Maliko Run Trucker Hat Is here and turning lots of heads. This classic, beautifully embroidered hat represents in every way. Here are the specs click here to get yours now! Or click...read more
Big Glides Big Stoke Maliko Downwind SUP Course with Jeremy Riggs and Suzie Cooney Maui, HAWAII August 13, 2016 It was a day of big glides and big stoke on Maui at the Maliko Downwind SUP Course with Jeremy Riggs and Suzie Cooney, held on the beautiful grounds of...read more
Welcome to Maliko Run on Maui and Share the Downwind Fun Welcome to Maliko Run. We are thrilled to have you in our wonderful community of downwind paddlers. Our passion and love of this special entrance to a gateway of ocean adventure that fuels our soul, welcomes...read more
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