Maliko Downwind SUP Guidance and Coaching

Experience your downwind dream and catch the glides of your life! Intermmediate, Advanced
Suzie Cooney Maliko Run downwind coach photo by Erik Aeder

Maliko Downwind Guidance and Coaching with Suzie CooneySuzie Cooney Maliko Downwind Instruction Guidance

With 9 years of Maliko experience, and as a global, professional SUP coach and athlete, my passion and life is downwind paddling.  I will safely guide you and share all of my knowledge and help you navigate this incredible stretch of ocean. Safety is my number one priority and so is your success.  Catching bumps and glides is an art and VERY addictive. Once you begin your downwind journey on Maliko your open ocean skills will soar to a new height.  Downwind paddling is very different than flat water paddling or paddle surfing and is really a total body effort. It’s a great workout and huge thrill to catch your first real glide! 

If you’re a more advanced downwind paddler and you’d like to learn how to increase your speed and overall downwind technique and skill I can help you too. There are very fine nuances and specific downwind paddling skills that can help you read the bumps and learn how to connect faster and more efficiently.   (Inquire about land training prior to your arrival. See more links below.)

Suzie Cooney Maliko Run Guide , Kaenon, BLUESMITHS, RAWElementsI absolutely love helping people with their first or 10th Maliko downwind run. It’s a total blast and is THE highest and most demanding discipline of stand up paddling. Paddling Maliko requires someone like myself to help guide you safely, while teaching you all the finer points of catching glides and connecting bumps.  

Suzie Cooney Maliko Run Guide



The downwind season on Maui is typically April through September. ** Please note I only offer one paddler per run for your safety and best experience possible. On rare occasion I will take two people if I know you and your skills personally, as your safety is number one.  Please contact me through this website in advance to reserve a session and be sure to include a thorough summary of your SUP skills, experience, race history if any, and other helpful information.  You can learn more about my professional skills and experience here:


Maliko Downwind Paddling Requires:

  • Training and special preparation 
  • A higher level of paddling skill & expereince
  • Some knowledge and comfort in open ocean
  • Paddlesurfing helps but not required
  • Lots of stoke and the desire to fly




Make your downwind dream come true. Paddling Maliko will change your life.      




I look forward to providing you a safe Maliko Run

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