Hui Lokahi O Ke Kai

Outrigger Canoe Club

Long Beach, California

The 2018 Season

Has Begun!

Come Paddle With Us

Paddle With Us

The 2018 season has begun!

Whether experienced or new to the sport, we invite you to paddle with us. All ages and abilities are welcome. We have programs for fundamental paddling, competitive paddling, and keiki (children’s) paddlers. All adult practices are open to dues-paying members.

All paddlers, whether members or not, are required to complete and sign a SCORA waiver before paddling. Minors must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver. Waivers are available on the beach or you can download one here.

See the calendar below for practice days and times, and for race imformation.

Questions?

About Lokahi

Founded in 1998, Hui Lokahi O Ke Kai is a member of the Southern California Outrigger Racing Association (SCORA). Lokahi is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to organizing, encouraging, and promoting Hawaiian and Polynesian culture and traditions, and perpetuating the “aloha spirit.” We seek to increase community and cultural interaction through the sport of outrigger canoeing.

Coaches

Keikis (Kids)

Outrigger canoeing is an excellent way to develop skills that carry over into many other aspects of life. We are committed to teaching teamwork, paddling technique, water safety and skills, and Hawaiian culture to the next generation of paddlers.

Practices

Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and, possibly, one weeknight practice. Please verify practice schedule with the coaches.

Crews

Crews are formed based on age, e.g., 12 and under, 16 and under, and 19 and under. There are six kids to a crew.

Questions?

Calendar

Practice Schedule

Beginning in early February, to prepare for the racing season, we practice weekend mornings only. Once daylight savings time begins, we add weekday evening practices. The full practice schedule continues until our racing season concludes in mid-September. After the race season ends and the days get shorter, practice continues on Saturday mornings through mid-December.

Members sign up for practice sessions on the Lokahi TeamSnap website or app (returning members are added to the TeamSnap roster when dues are paid). The times and dates of practices may change due to race schedules and holidays.

Racing Season 2018 – Early February through Mid-September

Saturday and Sunday mornings
7:45 a.m. on the beach, and 8:00 a.m. on the water

Tuesday and Thursday evenings
5:45 p.m. on the beach, and 6:00 p.m. on the water

Saturday morning practices typically target endurance training, and are most appropriate for veteran and competitive paddlers. Sunday morning practices are geared towards new paddlers (with specialized instruction), but all paddlers are welcome. Weekday evening practices are shorter in duration, and focus on specific paddling skills. They are appropriate for all skill and experience levels.

Mid-September through December

Saturday mornings only
7:45 a.m. on the beach, and 8:00 a.m. on the water

SCORA Race Schedule

The 2018 SCORA race schedule can be found here.

Possible Non-SCORA races (extra costs and fees apply)

August 30–September 3, 2018Queen Lili’uokalani Canoe Race – Kona, HI
November 3, 2018Another Dam Race – Parker, AZ

 

Membership

Our season begins mid-February and runs through mid-December. We offer three membership options: fundamental paddling for those who don’t want to compete, competitive paddling for those who want to participate in SCORA races, and keiki paddling for paddlers 19-years-old and younger. Membership dues include a Lokahi short-sleeve jersey. Participating in non‑SCORA events may require additional fees and costs.

Fundamental Paddling
Membership

$175

Competitive Paddling
Membership

$275

Keiki
Membership

$150

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