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April 18, 2017

A beautiful day on the north shore of Maui, 150+ women and girls came together to celebrate ALOHA. Aloha for each other, the community, the sponsors and supporters, nature, and water sports.

The annual non-competitive paddle took place at Papa’ula Point to Ka’a beach, a total of a 3-mile paddle. Participants came from near and far filling the ocean with bright smiles as well as cute suits from our presenting sponsor Glide Soul. After the paddle everyone met in Paia at Nourish Health Bar for for music, food, goodie bags, and prizes. The whole town of Paia had a Butterfly Buzz with several shops offering discounts and store specials just for the event, as well as the full vendor village for people to enjoy.

We were happy to train and sponsor 15 girls from Paia Youth and Cultural Center to paddle and participate, and also promote and team up with Maui Huliau Foundation for a greener and more sustainable event than ever before!

Thank you to our sponsors!
Presenting: Glide Soul and Tatiana Howard R(S) at Big Wave Realty (808) 283-0864

Gold: Pakaloha, Eternal Riders, Dakine, Nourish, Manakai, Mesh, Starboard, Dos Gardenias, MODO Doc, Maui Printing Company, Amorphia Photography, Ozilio, Jimmie Hepp, Si Crowther, Pritchard Windsurfing, Stefan Moss, Dashama, Wrappily, Matiko, Maui Huliau Foundation, Paia Youth and Cultural Center, Lululemon, Hyatt Maui

Silver: Kahele, Indie Attire, Breath HI activewear, Lahaina Organics, Jessica Massage Therapy, Amazon Aloha, Gonzo Art, Sensi Bikinis, R3 by Ari, Kanaha Kai, Veg Out cookies, Maui Dental Group lip balms, A2Swim hairties, Wisdom Flow Yoga, Coco Floss, Nature Bakery, Flatbread Pizza, Tara Murphy hair feathers

Paia Town Collaboration: KJB, Alice in Hulaland, Hairbenders Paia, POME, 22k Studio, Biasa Rose, Nectar, Charleys Saloon

BE Fitness Week: Mangala Yoga, Mesh Yoga, Vitality Yoga Session, Lasensua Classes, Kumu Hoku, Butterfly Beach Clean Up, Deep to Peak, Soar with Or Pilates, Infusion Barre and Yoga

Right hand women -Vicki Abbott and Mom
Board Guides – Kanza and Linda
BE leaders – Moni, Paige, Marina, Tiff, Amanda, Jenny, Maria
Safety and Water Patrol – Vicki, Nitzan, Jason, MODO team, Lululemon Crew
Hydration Station – Tim and Dad
Butterfly boys – Casey, Rob, Ali, Jerimah and friends
Media – Kevin, Karim, Kyle, Si, Amorphia
Permits – Sam Bittner
Warm up – Kayrne and Hula Sisters
Yoga – Dashama
Security and Speakers – Liam and Jason
Dream Catchers – Puke Perri

Music Credit: bensound.com/
Via The Butterfly Effect + Tatiana

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