MAUI, Hawaii - The original water women movement continues to build community above competition. The Butterfly Effect is hosting its annual all women’s 3-mile paddle event on April 16th, 2016. The non-competitive paddle starts at 9am (check in from 8- 9am) from Paia 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 kayaks, canoes, and standup paddle boards.
The event will continue with an Aloha themed beach celebration. There will be organic food samples, music, Hula, Tahitian, dance fusion lessons, performances by local artists, paddle tips by pros, massage, organic body scrubs, windsurf introductions by Tatiana Howard, and more. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Paia Youth & Cultural Center. The Butterfly Effect is also supporting the youth of the center in training sessions and participation into the event.
It is a great time to share, inspire, empower, and exchange aloha with the community while being out in nature. The participation paddle requirements are listed online. The event is going “green” this year and encouraging a plastic-free event zone, asking participants to bring reusable hydration bottles, promoting sustainable companies, and wear sunscreen that is ocean and reef safe.
Photo: Paul Karaolides
Online registration is $40, and beach registration is $50. All participants registered before April 10th will be able to participate in the BE island-wide fitness week, April 10th – 15th. Studios from around the island are inviting registered participants to join their classes free of charge for the BE week. Rock and Brews in Paia will be hosting the registration and benefit night for the event from 5pm – 9pm on Thursday, April 14. For more information and to register, please click HERE.
About Pa’ia Youth and Cultural Center
The PYCC's mission is to Build Community Through Our Youth. They provide a safe place emotionally and physically for the youth of Pa'ia and surrounding communities that offers a life skills program and variety of life social, educational, cultural, vocational, and recreational
About the Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect is a worldwide movement hinged on empowering and inspiring women everywhere, to grow together as a community and to use their collective drive to give back to local charities, all while encouraging a healthy lifestyle, a vibrant community, and active local involvement. The Butterfly Effect began on Maui, in 2007, and has since held 42 events in 18 countries with thousands of participants. The event was created by Maui local and professional waterwoman, Tatiana Howard. The Butterfly Effect is nominated for the Top Philanthropic Effort in the 2014 and 2015 SUP Awards. For more information, visit www.betheeffect.com.