“ Somehow the warm, gentle winds of Hawaii seem to blow at Hana Hou in Newport Beach! Hana Hou means "encore" and I really look forward every Sunday to another Day of Rest, "playing it again" in God's Great Outdoor beach cathedral. Just taking in the warm sun, the relaxing water, the adventuresome canoe excursions, the happy ukulele music and the fun-loving, friendly people is like taking a relaxing Hawaiian vacation every week without the 7 hour flight and the pricey airfare! Whether I'm enjoying sitting in the beach shade chatting with friends, nibbling from a vast variety of luau morsels, learning ukulele from amazing teachers like Uncle Harry, or experiencing a canoe paddle ride around beautiful Balboa Island with Captains John & Loretta, I feel life is beautiful and I am blessed to experience this heavenly paradise of a club here in my own backyard. Encore! Play it again! Hana Houuuuuuuuuuu! ”
— Chris W. on Oct 22, 2014.
“ Great! Hope to be back there again. ”
— Brenda H. on Sep 14, 2014.
“ open to everyone and lots of fun ”
— JD & Debbie M. on Jul 17, 2014.
“ Wonderful warm and creative members! ”
— Lois on Jul 13, 2014.
“ Great people! ”
— Anna B on Jul 13, 2014.
“ Wonderful welcoming folks. Had a great time paddling and strumming! Will look forward to many more Sundays. ”
— John & Janice B. on Jun 11, 2014.
“ I had an amazing first time with this group. They truly have the aloha spirit! Everyone was very kind and welcoming. Mahalo! ”
— JENNY on Jun 1, 2014.
“ Good rowing; patient and friendly folks. ”
— Georgia on May 25, 2014.
“ Great! ”
— Lynn M. on Apr 6, 2014.
“ It was a beautiful day with wonderful music and performances. I wish more members had been there to enjoy it! ”
— Linnea on Nov 9, 2013.
“ Very fun group to enjoy time with doing what ever is the choice of the day... ”
— Jonny on Nov 9, 2013.
“ I thought everyone was kind and courteous. Moreover, I especially enjoyed paddling in a canoe for the first time! The members provided great instruction which made for a great first trip! ”
— Sarah on Aug 12, 2013.
“ Wonderful vibe! ”
— Robin B. on Jul 28, 2013.
“ Had a great time and everyone is so friendly. Thanks for everything! ”
— H.L. on Jun 2, 2013.
“ Great club with fun and friendly people sharing common interests. ”
— Carol on May 26, 2013.
“ Everyone is extremely nice and very easy going. The focus is on fun, sun, paddling, music, and of course some excellent food and drink. ”
— Bryan on May 20, 2013.
“ Great people very helpful to beginners. Safety is first! ”
— JD & Debbie M. on Oct 1, 2012.
“ My first time and it was just great!! ”
— susie h. on Aug 26, 2012.
“ Today was my first experience and I will be coming every week now. I'm stoked! ”
— Jeannie on Jun 17, 2012.
“ Awesome! ”
— Karen on Apr 30, 2012.
“ friendly ”
— Terese Kaiulani B. on Apr 10, 2012.
“ What a great time! Eric does a great job at "Hawaiian Outrigger 101," and ensures everyone has a good time while being safe. Really enjoyed being here today, and will come back as often as I can. I'll remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, umbrella, more water, and chair next time! ”
— Kanani on Mar 4, 2012.
“ Very friendly and helpful people. They made me feel very welcome. ”
— Kori N. on Oct 17, 2011.
“ Cool folks! ”
— Marguerite V. on Sep 26, 2011.
“ Had a blast getting back in an outrigger after so long. I think I'm going to be sore - it's a workout but SO well worth the soreness. Great instruction by positive people. GREAT, GREAT group!!! I'm already looking forward to next weekend! ”
— Charlie on Aug 30, 2011.
“ I like this club. Everyone is great and you have a lot of fun in the sun! ”
— ~Dani~ on Aug 22, 2011.
“ Surprise, surpise, my first meet and I walk up to a concert from Bill Tapia and Pat Enos! What an amazing day. Got first hand instructions how to rig up the canoes, had to leave early so I passed on canoeing this meet but got to hear some uke solos and practice songs with some great people. Can't wait to come back. **hint hint you turn into the Police Department driveway and the Club is on the Left and you can park there or on the street! ”
— Kathleen O. on Aug 8, 2011.
“ The club organization of the meeting was very good. We got our beginners lesson from Eric and from there we went to the canoes for our paddle in Newport Harbor. We had 3 canoes out so that meant we had 18 paddlers. We all had a good lesson and quality time in the canoes. ”
— Phil D. on Aug 1, 2011.
“ Definitely recommend to others ..a must go! ”
— Jen and N. on Jul 31, 2011.
“ Future great friends in the making! Don't miss out! ”
— Carolyn H. on Jul 18, 2011.
“ awesome idea!! loved learning the uke! looking forward to more new adventures! :) ”
— Jacquelyn on Jul 18, 2011.
“ The leader is very enthusiastic! The club has great possibilities. ”
— Brad F. on Jun 13, 2011.