E Komo Mai! (Welcome!)


Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club has partnered with USA Outrigger as a “regional Development Team” to help perpetuate Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing and elevate it to an Olympic Sport while still maintaining the very important cultural roots of the sports origins.  Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club will of course continue to hosts sprint races at our events under Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club’s new youth development race association Kaliponi Keiki Outrigger Association™ (KKOA).  The Kaliponi Keiki Outrigger Association™  welcomes any and all youth teams (ages 8-18) from any  sanctioned race organization.

On August 2nd, 2015 Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club will be hosting the opening ceremony for the 2015 USA OUTRIGGER SPRINT NATIONALS at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.  Participants at this event will have the potential of being selected for the the very first USA National Team.  History will be made on August 2nd as the very first USA National Team will be established to further perpetuate the sport of Outrigger Canoe racing with Team USA!! Subsequently it will also be a proving grounds for a USA Outrigger National Juniors Program in the future. So Juniors (ages 8-18) are highly encouraged to participate in the 2015 USA Outrigger Sprint Nationals on Sunday August 2nd, 2015.

On Saturday August 23, 2016 Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club will once again produce and host the 6th Annual Keiki Heihei Wa’a and the 4th Annual “Stand UP For the Kids Stand Up Paddle Race™”. This incredible event will take place on Saturday April 23, 2016 at Crown Point Park on beautiful San Diego Mission Bay as part of the the San Diego Shaka Fest™!

Vist our website dedicated to this event at:


If you are interested in volunteering to help us with any of our regatta’s or are an individual or company that would like to sponsor our event, please email us at: aloha@nakoakai.com

ʽAʽohe hana nui ke alu ʽia.
No task is too big when shared by all.