Discover the thrill of propelling a wa’a through the water with the Outrigger Canoe Paddling Intensive, a three-day immersive clinic that combines land- and water-based training to prepare you to become a valued crew member of a one-person (OC1), two-person (OC2), or six-person (OC6) outrigger canoe.
Led by Keone Miyake, a professional outrigger canoe instructor and coach, and Mariko Strickland Lum, a professional stand-up paddleboarder and adventure leader, this Intensive will give you a strong foundation in outrigger canoe paddling, including information about different canoe types, how to carry and rig a canoe, and how to paddle in group formation in a six-person canoe. One session will even include a videotaping component to allow the instructors to analyze your paddle stroke and rhythm.
The lessons of the Intensive also cover complementary subjects, including canoe paddling-specific ocean safety and open-water swimming. In addition, to help you with your physical recovery, the Intensive offers a Spa Wet Ritual at the end of each daily session at Hi’ilani Spa, The Lodge at Kukui’ula’s extensive on-site wellness complex.