Maui Dawn Patrol – Custom Stand Up Paddle Boards

Maui Dawn Patrol was started in 2007 to fill the need on Maui of a surfboard factory that was built with rooms meant to handle the 12 foot Stand-up Paddleboards that were being made at that time. Most surfboard factories aren’t designed to handle that large of a board, and production was really hampered at that time because no one on Maui really wanted deal with them.

David Peterson saw the potential of the growth of the sport, and wanted to build them in a “friendlier environment”, aka rooms designed to handle a big board without bumping into everything everytime you moved it. So he started Maui Dawn Patrol in the Pauwela Cannery on the North Shore of Maui to build Stand-up Paddleboards , basically because at that time nobody else wanted to, or so he thought.

“Little did I know that every major surfboard and sailboard company was busy having boards molded in China and Thailand ready to flood the market with inexpensive pop-outs”. He didn’t see that one coming, or the recession, not the best time to start a new business. Luckily the surfboard business somehow seems to not follow norm.

“That’s okay, I really wanted to focus on the custom market, and the way board designs changed so fast, what was thought to be the right design or size was outdated in 2 or 3 swells”. He hardly builds anything over 10 feet anymore, and is constantly building new boards for himself, sometimes selling them in the water on their maiden voyage.

You can get your own DPMAUI board at:
375 West Kuiaha Rd. Unit 18, Haiku, Hi. 96732,
or give us a call at (808) 575-5122.

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You can also contact us via email by CLICKING HERE.

We won’t begin to tell you that we make the absolute best Stand-Up Boards on the market, because if you look at everybody else’s website, they all claim their boards are best, so I guess ours can’t be, or so THEY say”.

Our boards are, however, one of THE LIGHTEST CUSTOM made Boards in the World…Come and see for your self!
And MADE ON MAUI!! not China…


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Tri Paddle Maui – Maui Hawaii

Maui’s One Stop Outrigger Paddle Store!

Providing the paddling community of Maui with the best and latest for their paddling needs. Tri Paddle Maui carries canoes made by the best – KaiWaa – Pegasus, ScorpiusXM, and Pineula Waa. We stock a wide selection of outrigger paddles by Kialoa, Gillespie, Xylo, Quick Blade, Mudbrook. Available in Wood, Hybrid (carbon & wood), all carbon and stand-up paddles..

You’ll find Tri Paddle Maui located in beautiful downtown Wailuku town, on the corner of Market & Vineyard.
We are just down the street from the old Iao Theater.

Tri Paddle Maui – 92 North Market Street – Wailuku, HI 96793

(808) 243-7325

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Happy Thanksgiving to All

This coming Thursday at Kihei Canoe Club, Team Primo is sponsoring their annual Turkey day race.  It is an annual event that Peter Konohia has been putting together for the past few years. 
Entry fee is non-perishable food items that will benefit the Food Bank.  The race course is triangular, beginning and ending at Kihei CC., approx. distance 4 miles.  Your racing Vessel can be ANYTHING THAT FLOATS.  The race starts at 8am, with registration starting at 7am.  Everyone Welcomed

Malama Kanaha

Another event that is going on this weekend is Lae ula O Kai’s Malama Kanaha festival.  Visit or email  for more information.
It will be a full day of fun & education for the whole family.  It will be Saturday Nov. 27th from 9am to 3pm

High School paddling and the One Man Canoe season is upon us again, with the High School races starting in December and the One Man season starting in January.  Seems like paddling is Year round anymore..Good luck to all

Aloha to all

Wendall & Marcella DeVera
Tri Paddle Maui / Maui Marking Device
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If you are thinking of going to Costa Rica you can join Suzie Cooney for her Stand up Paddle Clinic.  See details at

This Friday might be Black Friday, but at Tri Paddle Maui it is Happy Friday.  For a limited time you can get 20% off on the following paddles:
Teva Hoe w/Hinano logo, Axels and Lanikai’s with yellow Tapa designs.  So a Lanikai would cost $185.00 Call us @ 243-7235
While supply last

With the Holidays at hand and all those cards you have to send out.  Wouldn’t  it be easier if you could just stamp your return address on all those cards.  Well Maui Marking Device has self-inking Stamps for $15.00 ea. up to 4 lines of info. Call Wendall @ 244-3344 or email

Save 35%

High School paddlers and one man paddlers come in and save on all ventx racing jerseys

Offer Expires: November 30th 2010