Monthly Archives: September 2017

Hawaiian Canoe Demonstration at 23rd Annual Pacific Islander Festival

Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club will be doing a Hawaiian outrigger canoe demonstration at the 23rd Annual Pacific Islander Festival.  The Pacific Islander Festival or PIFA, as it is called by locals, is this weekend September 23 and 24 at Ski Beach Mission Bay Park.

Our Hawaiian outrigger canoe demonstration will be on Saturday, September […]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The 3rd Annual Duke Longboard Luau

Our 3rd Annual Duke Longboard Luau was a major success.  The event sold out and the entertainment and venue was top notch.  We would like to thank Morgan Run & Resort of Rancho Santa Fe for their continued excellent service.  The entertainment was excellent and the audience participation of the Haka was priceless to […]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Sharing Aloha And Team Building With Qualcomm!

Yesterday our Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club nā ʻōpio (youths) took out 25 Qualcomm employees for a Team Building session in our canoes.  The Qualcomm employees brook their group up into teams of 5.  After learning some Hawaiian culture and protocol, we taught them about water safety and basic paddle stroke technique.  They then […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

3rd Annual Duke Longboard Luau September 16, 2017


Today our Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club youth practiced the chants they are going to recite at our 3rd Annual Duke Longboard Lūʻau.  Our lūʻau is Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 6pm-9pm at Morgan Run Spa and Resort in Rancho Santa Fe.  As a nonprofit 501c3 charity organization, we host this Lūʻau fundraiser so […]

By |September 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Voices Of The Sea

Our keiki, who range in age from 9-17 years, listen respectfully to their kūpuna (elders) while standing next to their canoes. Uncle Kimokeo Kapahulehua recites an ancient Hawaiian chant asking Akua Kanaloa, the demigod of the sea, to grant us safe passage across the ‘Au‘au channel that separates the island of Maui from the […]

By |September 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|