The 2010 OluKai Stand Up Paddle Board race starts in Maliko Gulch, where cattle were once transferred to ships, then continues along Maui's North Shore to Kanaha Beach, a distance covered by most of the 100 or so competitors in about two hours. The winds were favorable and the cool, bright day perfect for such an enterprise.
Nearing the finish, even 100 people on paddle boards -- and hovering helicopter -- are dwarfed by the magnificent expanse of emerald ocean.
Video, stills and music by Neal Wagner, all rights reserved.
Filmed entirely on a Panasonic DMC-GH1 camera.