Custom Paddles



Each of our paddles is handmade from wood by Malama himself.
Wood lasts longer since it doesn't chip as much and can be easily refinished to new condition.
Wood is easier on your joints since it has a slight flex.
Any wood paddle is more beautiful and traditional than a nonwood paddle.

All paddles handles are wrapped with 2 oz fiberglass and the entire paddle has an epoxy undercoat to increase durability (HCRA legal)

Standard Paddling Blade
Basswood/poplar stringer shaft
Item #1 Basswood with Koa edges


Standard Steering Blade
Basswood/poplar stringer shaft
Koa edges
nonslip material on back

Item #2

Stand Up Paddle
(See video below - paddle is similar to the outrigger paddles shown above but with a longer shaft)

See more photos and customer comments at
Item #3
Koa edges
Triple fiberglassed shaft      


Our standup paddles are made of wood so they are easier on your joints (not so rigid)

One of Malama's Stand Up Paddles in action at Thousand Peaks, Maui

See Review of Malama SUP on and here



Custom Exotic Woods
(regular - not standup paddle)

Koa, poplar, wenge, mango
Each paddle is unique
Specify steering or paddling blade

Price depends on amount of koa.  They are $350 and up depending on how much koa. Curly Koa is $1200

Item #4


Sail Canoe Steering Blade

Fiberglassed Shaft & blade
(nonslip material on back)

Item #6

Traditional Koa Paddle
Item #5

About 5ft tall with either a vertical (shown) or horizontal wall mount
     Regular Koa : $800
     Curly Koa : $1200

note: Curly Koa is not always available.


Remember the time difference!
We are still asleep when NY is having lunch and SF is already pau breakfast



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