LET'S PADDLE!

Ke Aloha Outrigger runs a variety of novice, beginner and advanced programs throughout the week for paddlers 14 and up from Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse at Maxwell Place Park. Sign up on our Meetup page and register for the program that best fits you. Program descriptions are below.

For your safety, paddlers should be comfortable in the water and have basic swimming skills

NOVICE/BEGINNER

Embayment Days . OC Start
Sessions open to the public

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE

OC Imua . OC Tech
Open to Supporting Paddlers*

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

OC Trek . OC Race
Open to Supporting Paddlers*

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EMBAYMENT DAYS

Level: Novice
Saturday or Sunday throughout Summer from 11-3PM.

The Ke Aloha OC Start program is in conjunction with the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse Free Embayment Day so make an afternoon for a quick trip with the family on our outrigger canoe. And feel free to try out the kayaks and stand up paddle boards as well!

02

OC START

Level: Beginner
Coach: Di Eckerle

New to outrigger paddling and want to know more? Join Ke Aloha Outrigger's free OC Start program for an in depth training on the paddle stroke, the roles of each crewmember, the components of the canoe and the safety protocols. Learn about the culture of the canoe and what makes it such an exciting sport the brings together athleticism, teamwork, and camaraderie.

03

OC IMUA*

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Coach: Chris Chan

Imua means to move forward with strength and that is exactly what we strive to do in our OC Imua Program. Formerly OC Explore, this program is dedicated to providing our newest paddlers an environment to become confident outrigger canoe paddlers so you can explore our waterways, explore your boundaries and explore all aspects of outrigger canoeing with strength and pride. 

* Open to Supporting Paddlers

04

OC TREK*

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Coach: Keith Tsang

OC Trek builds on the basics learned in OC Explore and applies them to distance and navigation of our local waterways. Each practice will be a minimum of 6 miles with a goal towards building endurance and efficiency for our advanced single and multi-day expedition paddles planned throughout the season.

* Open to Supporting Paddlers

05

OC RACE*

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Coach: Ed Acker

The OC Race Program is dedicated to mental and physical conditioning for the challenges of competition. The program revolves around a Strength/Speed/Distance training style, and will require time both on and off the water to fully train yourself for competition.  This program is designed to prepare you for iron-style (in the boat from start to finish) races typical of races of the East Coast Outrigger Racing Association. (ECORA)

* Open to Supporting Paddlers

OC TECH*

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Coach: Emily Harris

The OC Tech Program encompasses all of our skills-based clinics including paddling stroke, steering, rigging, water changes, race nutrition, trip planning and navigation. This program is open to supporting paddlers of all levels.

* Open to Supporting Paddlers

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