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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.
Regular competitive paddling practice for adults resumes this week, with Women’s and Novice B crews paddling Monday and Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm and Sunday mornings at 7:30am. Men’s crews will practice Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30pm and Saturday mornings at 7:30am.
Our Old Guyz, age 70 and above, will practice Wednesday mornings at 8am and Saturday mornings at 7:30am. This schedule will likely change as the season continues.
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.
Recreational paddling continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to about 7:00pm (boats in the water about 5:15pm).
Wounded Warriors Race
As a result of increased expenses our competitive dues have been increased for 2023. Dues are now $250 for the year, with a student rate of $200. Note that the club pays $115 registration fee to Hui Wa‘a for each paddler.
Dues for recreational membership are $150 for 6 months, or $40 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 $20 donation. Check our “Join” page for more information.