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Come celebrate our “Grand Opening.” Outrigger Canoe Paddling begins Sunday, July 31. 

Thanks to the hard work and generosity of Eric Smith, Maricela Power, and the rest of the great folks in the Offshore Outrigger Canoe Club, the Hana Hou Outrigger Canoe Club will begin paddling on Sunday, July 31. 

Offshore Outrigger President Maricela Power informs us that their club’s board of directors has approved a social affiliation which will afford Hana Hou members access to Offshore Outrigger six man canoes.  We start paddling this weekend -  Sunday, July 31 - at noon.

Eric Smith, who is one of the top coaches and outrigger canoe paddlers on the West Coast, will start us off with an outrigger canoe orientation and paddling mini-workshop. Then, we will take to the water for our first Hana Hou group paddle. 

Come to the beach early and stay afterward for our weekly Hana Hou hukilau (the non-fishing kind) and kanikapila (a Hawaiian jam session) in addition to outrigger canoe paddling in Offshore Outrigger Canoe Club’s beautiful 6 man canoes. As always, Pat Enos will be there to provide a free ukulele workshop to players of all abilities – including the newest of beginners. Pat’s paid workshops are always sold-out, including at last week’s San Diego Ukulele Festival. Here’s your chance to attend for free. Bring a chair, blanket, beach umbrella, or whatevah. Pack a snack and beverages if you wish. It’s going to be a fun day at the beach. 

I would like to express my personal thanks to all of you, who have waited so patiently for our club to get started – and to those who have offered suggestions and provided support in so many other ways. Finally, I’d like to say a special thanks, once again, to Eric Smith, Maricela Power, and to the Offshore Outrigger Canoe Club, who made it possible. All Offshore Outrigger members are hereby accorded social membership in the Hana Hou Outrigger Canoe Club and are cordially invited to join us at all Hana Hou events. I foresee a wonderful ongoing relationship between our two clubs and great times for all. 

Mahalo and a hui ho, 

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  • L L.

    great fun! Thank you David for making it possible for a wonderful time.
    Hana hou !

    August 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Paddling, ukulele, and new friends on a beautiful day at the beach!! It was great!

    August 1, 2011

  • Phil D.

    This was by far the best meetup we've had! From the time we got there to the final good byes at the end we had a great time.

    August 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    great day on the water, the sun came out for hana hou, not one huli, carolyn and tony masterfully guided the canoes through the harrowing sunday traffic in the main channel, but best of all were the smiling faces. those new to paddling outrigger picked it up quickly, the canoes were moving right along.

    August 1, 2011

  • Charlie

    Fun, people and good energy!!

    July 31, 2011

  • Jen and N.

    Had a great time learning and playing the uke today! Will be back in a couple weekends after a weekend trip out of town ...definitely enjoying the group and meeting other enthusiasts!

    July 31, 2011

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