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mahalo KIALOA Paddles Introduces their new Recycled Fibrlite™ coMPoSite Paddle BladeS Aloha, My name is Nicole Tachibana, and I wanted to send a thank you to Kai Opua Canoe Club's Women's Program and the Hawaii Island Paddle Sports Association. I fractured the L1 vertebrae in my spine the day after Christmas surfing in Waipio. I was emergently evacuated to Waimea Hospital and on to Queens on Oahu for surgery, then on to Kaiser Moanalu for recovery. I've been through a lot this year, and my amazing Big Island paddling ohana have been overwhelmingly helpful by fund raising money to help me with my medical bills. I've been nursing myself back to health on Molokai for the past twomonths with the help of my parents. I'd like to say how awesome a paddling ohana can be. I've never felt so much love and support from any other group, beyond my family. Mahalo, 'TaChi' Bend, OR. - February 11, 2015 - Kialoa Paddles who have been building innovative SUP, Outrigger and Dragon paddles for over 24 years introduces paddle blades made from post manufacturing diaper scraps. These blades are the first high performance composites containing recycled material. By repurposing this excess material and keeping it out of landfill, KIALOA Paddles is doing their part to change the world, one blade at a time. Fibrlite™ is a material made of continuous strands of carbon fiber or fiberglass. Through advanced manufacturing processes, fibers are impregnated with a polymer made from recycled material, bonding the fibers together. Fibrlite™ has allowed KIALOA to create a paddle blade with excellent strength to weight ratio, while keeping the paddle affordable. Fibrlite™ has incredible impact strength, which allows KIALOA to build lightweight, high performance paddles, with exceptional durability. about Kialoa paddles The KIALOA employees live like they paddle by following the guiding principles of their core values: Po'okela (excellence), Laulima (teamwork), and Mālama (stewardship). These values drive their everyday decisions, and were born out of their paddling experiences. The company understands what it takes to make something big move forward and the energy created by a group of like-minded people can lead to amazing things. They are honored to do their part to help and appreciate those who have helped along the way. 42 Pacific Paddler aPril 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pacific Paddler April 2015

Kanaka ikaika maui Jim waterman's series
Waikiki Surf Club juniors
Sean Monahan on technique
fishing from an oC1
Koa Nui
Manny Kulukulualani talks story
HSCA 2015 schedule
Outrigger canoe making waves in the desert
Small boats getting big
Stretches for paddling
Hawaii Island
Composite paddle blades
Mahalo Kai Opua

Pacific Paddler April 2015