Tri Paddle Maui was established in 2001, by Marcella & Wendall DeVera.
Wendall asked Marcella if she would like to run a paddling store and she said No. At the time Marcella was an avid runner and personal trainer. It took some convincing but Marcella finally agreed to be part of Tri Paddle.
Marcella is the mainstay of Tri Paddle Maui taking care of product acquisition, customer care, and doing a great job of making Tri Paddle Store look good.
Wendall has paddled since 1972 but never got serious about paddling until well into his 50’s & 60’s. In 2006 a throw together crew which included Biggie Lara, Lou Diocese, and Wendall got 2nd in the 50’s division at the Molokai Hoe. Eight years later from 2014 to 2019 Wendall along with Biggie, Lou and Pia Aluli, Johnny Mac McCandless, Adolph Helm, Jerome Kalama, and Lex Raasput together a string of five 1st place and one 2nd place finish in the 60’s division at the Molokai Hoe Championships.
Wendall who is a Vietnam Veteran attributes paddling and his wife Marcella as being the calmness that helps him cope with the effects of PTSD.
Tri Paddle Maui
P.O. Box 1257 Wailuku, HI 96793 Wailuku HI 96793 USA