Hokuloa Outrigger Canoe Club is a competitive outrigger canoe club located in Ventura, CA. Hokuloa has a diverse membership of all ages and abilities and offers outrigger paddling for both adults and keikis (kids).
The documentary Family of the Wa'a will be showing at the Topanga Film Festival on 7/28 at 11am at the Main Stage. The address is 22075 Topanga School Road, Topanga Ca. 90290. You can buy tickets at www.topangafilmfestival.com.
The Alala was built in the pure paddles warehouse in Kona hawaii and is a completely revolutionary outrigger canoe design. Plain and simple, its light and its fast!! The Alala was recently put on the side of a boat and driven from The Big Island to Molokai in 8 to 10 foot seas then paddled by team LiveStrong Outrigger from Molokai to Oahu in similar conditions.
Japanese Paddler Duke Kaneko (47) made a 200km paddle in two days on his OC-1 from
Hachijojima, an island off the coast of Japan to mainland Japan over
the weekend. This crossing was made in 23 hours across the Kuroshio
Current which is the 2nd fastest current in the world. Waters between
Hachijojima and mainland Japan are rough due to currents moving in all
directions at a maximum speed of 5 knots and at times creating
whirlpools and choppy conditions due to the current moving in all
directions as seen in the video below.
This crossing was made to revive the seafaring ways of the ancient
Japanese and to raise awareness of current social issues in Japan.
The third stage of this crossing will be a OC-6 paddle from Mainland
Japan to Bonin island (1000km) which will take place next summer.
The "Freedom Outrigger Project" will encourage disabled Vets and
challenged athletes to regain self-confidence and refresh their spirit
for fitness by engaging them in competition with and against able-bodied
athletes on an even playing field: the outrigger; the ocean.