First of several paddle out events on Maui held in memory of Lahaina wildfire victims
*Updated times and locations for Sept. 8 paddle outs are listed below.
Nearly 100 people paddled out Saturday at Cove Park in Kīhei to honor the memories of the victims of the Lahaina fire. The event was the first of several planned on Maui in the coming days.
Additional paddle out events are planned on Sept. 8, 2023. The first is at Kalama Park in Kīhei at 8 a.m. The event continues with a day of healing and togetherness through sunset.
Another takes place at noon at Ukumehame in Lahaina. This event features a paddle out, boat line up and helicopter flower drop at 12 p.m. A vehicle convoy takes place at 1 p.m. *No drones during the flower drop please.
Organizers say the gatherings offer an opportunity to come together with the community and surf ʻohana to remember, cherish and appreciate beloved Lahaina town and all who have been impacted by the Maui wildfires.