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Lōkahi Canoe Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
The club is established to perpetuate and to provide the opportunity to participate in the Hawaiian tradition and culture of outrigger canoe racing.
Our mission is to:
- Educate club members and to foster opportunities for the community to learn and engage in the Hawaiian paddling culture with respect and aloha.
- Provide coaching and training to develop the leadership, teamwork, discipline, skills, and racing techniques for competitive paddlers to compete in outrigger canoe races.
- Offer opportunities for the non-competitive paddler to train, enjoy, and participate in this sport.
We encourage competitive paddlers to attend Wednesday technique sessions, starting 5:30pm. Weekend practices are currently scheduled for Saturday mornings, with canoes in the water at 7:30am. Regular competitive crew practices should resume late February to early March.
Our recreational paddling program continues year-round and provides an opportunity for you to participate in Hawai‘i’s official team sport, and to share in the historical and cultural legacy of Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling. Keep in mind that our recreational paddling program does not offer tours or canoe rides; we are a competitive club and not a tour organization.
As the days are short, recreational paddling is currently scheduled Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00pm to about 6:30pm (boats in the water about 4:45pm). Competitive Lōkahi members who want to do some additional paddling are welcome to come out for any scheduled rec practice session.
Wednesday evening technique practices are ongoing through February, and all interested registered Lōkahi paddlers are welcome.
Saturday morning practices are currently scheduled for January and February for competitive paddlers, with boats in the water at 7:30am. Plan on being out on the water for 2 to 3 hours, with 1½ to 2 hours or more of actual paddling time. These practices are more demanding than the weekday evening sessions and are not intended for very young paddlers. Rec paddlers may join if you know you’re capable of that duration paddling. See one of our coaches if you have any questions about participating.
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Competitive dues are $120 for the year, with a student rate of $80.
Dues for recreational membership are $80 for 6 months, or $20 per month, from the month you start paddling with us and entitle you to participate in Lōkahi practices and activities short of HCRA-sanctioned competition. If you join as a recreational paddler and later decide you’d like to compete, we’ll apply your payment to the dues for competitive paddling.
If you have not paddled before or if you’re just visiting, you can try a weekday practice session for a $10 donation. Check our “Join” page for more information.