Wrightsville Beach Downwind Run

It’s Windsday and that means downwinders all day, right?! Maybe only in a perfect world, but we can’t think of anything better than a good downwind run with friends. Check out this week’s feature from #puakeacrew, Chris Sowden. Canoe: Kahe Kai Pro Paddle: Puakea OC1 Double Bend Hybrid Paddle Location: North...

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Pa’a Hawaii Molokai Solo 2017

With such awesome conditions out there in the Ka’iwi Channel and the competition that stepped up this past weekend, the 2017 Molokai Solo was one to remember. Congrats to Pat Dolan on breaking the course record and to our very own Lauren Spalding (pictured below) on winning her 12th Solo!...

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How to Paddle Faster with Johnny Puakea

Hey Gang! Who doesn’t love a good podcast? If you are looking for a new listen and are in the mood for something paddling related, we got one for you! Today Johnny sat down with Derrell Kirk of Stand Up Paddle the World Radio to talk all things paddling.  “John...

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Where to find Puakea Designs this year!

Puakea Designs is stoked to be sponsoring and attending some great races in 2017. We are sure there are more to come, but at least this gives you a good idea of where we will be this year! Sharkbite Challenge, Florida, April 7-9th Carolina Cup, North Carolina, April 19th-23rd Kaiwi Channel Relay, Hawaii,...

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Introducing the Kahe Kai

You may have seen it out on the Kaiwi Channel for the Molokai Solo a few weekends ago. The first two canoes from Johnny Puakea’s newest design, the Kahe Kai, arrived in Hawaii days before the race. The guys liked it so much, they decided to race it for the channel....

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