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Butterfly Effect Maui Paddle Event Slated for April 16

April 8, 2016, 9:24 AM HST
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be butterfly effect posterThe Butterfly Effect will host its 10th annual all-women three-mile paddle event on April 16, 2016.

The non-competitive paddle starts at 9 a.m. (check in between 8 and 9 a.m.) from Pā‘ia Youth & Cultural Center and ends at Kanaha Beach Park.

Women will have the option to use any sort of “woman-powered” paddle vessel, such as a kayak, canoe or standup paddleboard.

The event will continue with an aloha-themed beach celebration, offering organic food samples, music, hula, Tahitian dance fusion lessons, performances by local artists, paddle tips from pros, massage, organic body scrubs, windsurf introductions by Tatiana Howard and more.

Paddle requirements are listed online.


The event is going “green” this year and encouraging a plastic-free event zone. Participants are asked to bring reusable hydration bottles promoting sustainable companies and wear sunscreen that is ocean- and reef-safe.


Online registration is $40, and beach registration is $50.

Participants who register before April 10 will be able to participant in the BE island-wide fitness week, April 10 to 15. Studios from around the island are inviting registered participants to join their classes free of charge for the BE week.

Rock and Brews in Pā‘ia will host registration and a benefit night for the event from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 14.


A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Pā‘ia Youth & Culural Center. The Butterfly Effect is also
supporting the youth of the center with training sessions and participation in the event.

For more information about the Butterfly Effect, visit

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