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Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club 

Nā Koa Kai, “Sea Warriors”, Hawaiian words that describes our founding members and their passion for the Hawaiian culture and heihei waʽa (Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing). This youth only cultural immersion program was founded by Uncle Gus and Auntie Casey in November of 2011.  This Hawaiian outrigger canoe club is a IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to perpetuating the Hawaiian and Pacific Islander culture and fostering our youth with a lifestyle of health wellness.

If you love a super fun atmosphere full of true aloha and your nā ʻŌpio (Youths) love the water then they should come out and try paddling a Hawaiian outrigger canoe.  We are the premier Hawaiian outrigger canoe club in San Diego for youths.  We are a one of kind Hawaiian cultural immersion program based around the Hawaiian canoe.  We teach and practice the Hawaiian culture.  You will learn all the commands to paddle an outrigger canoe in the Hawaiian Language.  You will learn outrigger canoe paddle chants.  You will also learn a great deal of history about the Hawaiian canoe.  We are an authentic Hawaiian cultural immersion program based around the Hawaiian canoe in San Diego and the U.S. Mainland. Come experience true aloha and live the spirit of the Hawaiian culture through Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling in San Diego.

” I feel it is my kuleana (responsibility) to promote and support the nā ʽōpio (youths) at every opportunity.  It is truly a labor love.”

-Unko Gus