Kai Wa’a Builds On Passion


Maui is one of the best places to live if you’re a water sports enthusiast. With heavy trade winds and open ocean swells it’s a paddler’s paradise. Kai Bartlett is one of many who enjoy paddling one man canoes on the island of Maui. He is also the man behind Kai Wa’a Hawaiian Ocean Canoes and a longtime friend and customer of Fiberglass Hawaii. Canoe paddling is such a unique sport because of how relatively small the community is.

Kai and build crew at his unique Maui factory.
Kai and build crew at his unique Maui factory.

It’s still a way to get out into the raw, open ocean swells without having to deal with any crowds. As Kai says, “you don’t paddle to get rich, it’s more of a lifestyle.”Kai lives the lifestyle day in and day out by building canoes, competing and coaching up-and-coming paddlers. He has a passion for the sport that pushes his designs and competitive spirit forward every day. Our customers depend on us to have the highest quality materials available in order to keep their business on track and relevant. Check out Kai Wa’a Canoes online at www.kaiwaa.com. Be sure to check out http://shop.fiberglasshawaii.com for the latest products, materials and happenings around the ocean.

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