Pacific Paddler April 2015 - (Page 42)
KIALOA Paddles Introduces their new Recycled
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
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.
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
Manny Kulukulualani talks story
HSCA 2015 schedule
Outrigger canoe making waves in the desert
Small boats getting big
Stretches for paddling
Composite paddle blades
Mahalo Kai Opua
Pacific Paddler April 2015