Puakea Maika'i

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The NEW Maika'i Hybrid Paddle from Puakea Designs.

  • Type: Double Bend Hybrid Paddle
  • Length: 47" to 52" (Custom sizes also available)
  • Width: 9.437" blade
  • Weight: approx. 18 oz.
  • Surface Area: 115 sq. inches
  • Colour: Grey Malolo fish design with red accent
  • Blade Material: Carbon fibre with a Glossy finish
  • Shaft Materials: All Carbon or Layered Poplar, Bass and Cedar* wood
  • Handle Material: Poplar wood
  • Cedar only available when purchasing through Puakea Designs

    Maika’i means "smooth feel" in Hawaiian. With the Puakea Malolo design under a glossy finish, this paddle is big. Ideal for team boats, the Maika’i really shines when the canoe is surging on a wave, or at full race pace. As the canoe goes faster, it becomes increasingly difficult to grab water and accelerate, making this paddle extremely useful at high speed. Like its little sibling, Polu, Maika’i has a rounded leading edge creates less impact on the paddler. But with significantly more surface area, has incredible hold and feel. A slight scoop keeps water from cavitating around the blade without sacrificing an efficient exit. At the catch position, the double-bend oval shaft promotes a comfortable, loose grip and relaxed wrist.

    HCRA approved conforming paddles.

    Standard sizes: 47-52, Custom sizes: any size lower than 47, any size higher than 52, and half sizes. Select the correct size in drop down.

  • Stock that is listed is limited, but in stock and will ship in 3-5 business days. If you do not see your size available in the drop-down menu, please put in the CUSTOM SIZE section and allow 2-3 weeks production time.

    We use USPS priority mail to ship our orders.

    LOCAL PICKUP OPTION: Please use the code "PADDLELOCAL" at checkout to indicate you would like to pick up your paddle in the Orange County area. You will be contacted directly to arrange pickup location.

    If shipping to Australia please contact us first