Maika’i Carbon Outrigger Paddle
The Maika'i Carbon Outrigger Paddle from Puakea Designs.
*expect slight delay in shipping as our shop took the weekend off for the holiday*
Sizes listed below are made to order. Please allow for a 1 to 2 week turnaround during this holiday season for your paddle to ship.
Maika’i means "smooth feel" in Hawaiian. With the Puakea Malolo design under a glossy finish, this outrigger 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.
Stock that is listed as in stock will ship within 5 business days (Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm PST). If you do not see your size available in the drop-down menu, and would still like to purchase, please select CUSTOM SIZE and put your size in the notes section to be added to the waitlist for a Maika'i paddle.
Custom size carbon paddles have a 3-4 week production time from time of order. Once out of production, please allow 5 business days (Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm PST) for processing and shipping. Production and processing times do not include shipping transport time.
We ship most of our orders via USPS priority mail.
Need more info on orders? check out our info page: https://store.puakeadesigns.com/puakea-shop-info
If shipping to Australia please contact us first.
LOCAL PICKUP OPTION (Orange County only): Please use the code "OCLOCAL" at checkout to indicate you would like to pick up your order in the Orange County area. You will be contacted directly to arrange pickup location.