Entries by Arianna Gerry

Maui No Ka Oi

Maui No Ka ‘Oi = Maui is the Best! If you are coming to Maui a little early I have some suggestions for things to do while you are here preparing for your race. Maui is a beautiful island and did you know that you can go paddle, be active and enjoy the ocean without […]

Aloha Friday

“It’s Aloha Friday, no work til Monday….” Yeah, no such thing in a paddler’s life. Weekends is when we put in work. With race day just over a week away, things are crazy. Emails flooding in, phone is ringing all day, logistics are getting hectic, basically… people are freaking out. In the midst of all […]

A Cold One

I have gone through phases of beer snobbery. I got sucked into uprising of craft brew beer while living in Southern California a few years back. I was a college graduate, too good for Natty Light; now I smell my beer before I drink it, “Does it have good head?” Some of my best friendships […]

Protect Your Eyes!

Growing up in Hawai’i, especially doing water sports, we are used to seeing pterygiums on our friends’ eyes and unfortunately, usually in the mirror. Both of my parents have it and mine became noticeable when I was 18. You can get surgery to remove it, but I kind of like mine. When I lived on […]


Tropical Storms & Hurricanes

As we all know, there are many factors that can have a negative affect our racing experience: equipment failure, poor nutrition, bad attitudes, or physical injuries. These are all things that we have somewhat control over and can prepare for. One thing that can have a HUGE impact, good and bad, on our race experience […]

Pailolo Challenge 2016

The 10th Annual Pailolo Challenge will be on September 17, 2016. Registration will open in Spring 2016. We look forward to another great year celebrating a decade worth of fun! If you are interested in supporting or sponsoring this event, please email [email protected] or comment on this post.

2015 Results

Aloha! Mahalo to all who participated in the Pailolo Challenge 2015. Mahalo to our amazing support crew, officials, and sponsors. We hope to see you all back for more surf in 2016. 2015 Pailolo Challenge Results – Divisions 2015 Pailolo Challenge Results – Order of Finish Pailolo 2015 Photos Album here: https://goo.gl/YYklnW Posted by 808photo.me […]

It’s More Than A Hobby….

Last year when I did an interview with Hawaii Public Radio about the race, I was asked, “How did you get involved with paddling?” I was not prepared for the question but it was the first time I had to think about that question. “I didn’t really have a choice,” I answered. What do you […]

Swag Bags

Another great thing about racing is the swag! We are very excited about this year’s participant shirts! Mahalo to Jaclynn Sabado of Paradise Now Hawaii for making a vision come to life! What a great design… Mahalo to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and our other sponsors for supporting the Pailolo Challenge 2015! We will […]

The Canoes Are Here!

The first shipment of canoes have arrived on Maui and the beer has been shipped to Moloka’i! We are looking forward to hosting the largest Pailolo Challenge to date with approximately 100 crews! It has been a whirlwind of emails, texts, and calls. I got my first office visit from the M’Ozzies yesterday. They are […]