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.
FOR THE FIRST TIME OUTRIGGER PADDLER
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.
All paddlers new to outrigger canoes (regardless of experience in other watercraft) are required to take the OC Start course. Sessions are first-come-first-serve and will be held at most Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse Free Public Embayment Days.
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW MORE
Prerequisites: OC Start and current Ke Aloha Membership
The OC Explore Program is dedicated to exploring our waterways, exploring your boundaries and exploring all aspects of outrigger canoeing.
Open to new and experienced paddlers, this program is focused on building knowledge, skills, endurance, technique and awareness to safely participate in single and multi-day long-distance expedition paddles of our local waterways that will occur throughout the year.
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO TRAIN
Prerequisites: Minimum 1-season of outrigger experience
and current Ke Aloha Membership
The 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 mainly iron-style (in the boat from start to finish) races. However, water change drills will also be practiced to familiarize you with the practice should you participate in a change race.