Makana Ali'i paddles

We're coming to Oahu next week and was wondering where I can find one of these paddles or who has any aval for sale ? Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated


Submitted by OCsprinter on Fri, 01/16/2009 - 8:27am

try island paddler.

#1 Fri, 01/16/2009 - 9:39am

thats like gold.... i dont think any one would sell theres might be lucky you have to special order it from les look or some one who knows him might can place and order from him .. aloha wish you the best.

#2 Fri, 01/16/2009 - 3:40pm

truly gold....

#3 Sun, 01/18/2009 - 10:52am

I'll sell you mine for $500.

#4 Sun, 01/18/2009 - 12:16pm

offer valid until... ?

#5 Sun, 01/18/2009 - 3:57pm


#6 Sun, 01/18/2009 - 4:41pm

Does anybody own a Black Bard and a Makana Alii - how do they compare ?

#7 Sun, 01/18/2009 - 5:16pm

makana alii is better. About $250 better

#8 Sun, 01/18/2009 - 5:26pm

How much does les sell paddles for? and how can you contact him?

#9 Tue, 07/13/2010 - 9:52pm

yeah, can i get a email or phone # please? ive been wanting one for a long time

#10 Mon, 03/21/2011 - 8:39pm

you are #8081234567.. please take a ticket and go join the back of the queue


do the secret hand shake with the big bloke up front and then you will actually get one

#11 Tue, 03/22/2011 - 9:11am

island paddler... still.

#12 Tue, 03/22/2011 - 10:40am

Such an "underground" operation! I bought mine on-the-spot-at-the-beach from a steersman who needed the cash - and another friend of mine made an "official order" through a canoe club contact and waited over 6 months after my purchase. This adds to the mystique, I LOVE my steering blade. Les can only do so much, people!

#13 Wed, 03/23/2011 - 4:14pm

Black Bart paddles are also pretty awesome. I'm pretty sure Jr. used one in most, if not all of his solo victories.

#14 Thu, 03/24/2011 - 3:03pm

Any other suggestions on how to place an order?

#15 Sun, 04/10/2011 - 8:52am

call Island Paddler and place an order. Or buy plenty raffle tickets from Healani cause last year a makana alii paddle was one of the prize's. of course a scorpious xm is not a bad consolation if you don't win a makana alii!

#16 Sun, 04/10/2011 - 3:56pm

If I could make a suggestion, here on Maui we have a builder named Mike Owens of Owens Ocean Sports. The guy hand crafts amazing paddles. He makes them to our specifics, and does them all by hand. They are on Makana Alii, in only they don't have the name yet. Mark my words, in two or three years people are going to be lining up for an Owens paddle. Look for his name this year in the one man, he has been crushing it and practicing with the best.

#17 Mon, 10/22/2012 - 9:37am

Try "Oni Paddles" - Custom made by Keoni Kino

#18 Mon, 10/22/2012 - 6:35pm

Makana Denton on Oahu makes some of the best paddle I have ever tried. You can probably reach him through Kamanu Composites. Also, by comparison, I own several Broad Reach and Makana Ali'i, therefore, Mr. Denton has a good thing going.

#19 Tue, 10/23/2012 - 6:04pm

Gauchopaddler, are you sure that it's Makana Denton from Kamanu and not Denton Miyamura? I've asked around and everyone was surprise that Makana Denton was making paddles. I did see the other day a blade that was made by Denton Miyamura. It looked pretty nice and looks similar to a Makana Ali'i. I'm planning to test one out to see how it performs.

#20 Mon, 12/10/2012 - 2:23pm

Oneman, you are correct, I do not make paddles. Gaucho was just blabbing nonsense about one experimental blade I made for fun. Sorry for the confusion, and good luck with your paddle search.

#21 Mon, 12/10/2012 - 7:31pm

hahaha makana i lyk get one sponsah ship!

#22 Mon, 12/10/2012 - 9:03pm

The paddles made by Kai Ko'o Paddles in San Diego are spectacular, and equally as good as a Makana Ali'i.
Check out their stuff on FB...

#23 Fri, 12/14/2012 - 8:12am

Ordered a Broadreach double bend. Just as good, clean catch and you can actually get it. I'm just saying.

#24 Sat, 12/15/2012 - 8:01pm

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