PADDLE AND STRUM EVERY SUNDAY
Outrigger Paddling, Hawaiian Music, and Lots of Fun
The Hana Hou Outrigger Canoe Club welcomes everyone who has an interest in the beach, outrigger canoe paddling, hula, ukulele, and all aspects of Hawaiian / Polynesian culture.
Our focus is on fun, fitness, and friendship. We offer a safe, non-intimidating environment in which all are treated with warmth and respect, no matter what their level of paddling experience or physical ability.
It's recreational outrigger canoe paddling - not racing - in a warm, welcoming, no-pressure atmosphere. Thanks to our generous paddling hosts, the Offshore Outrigger Canoe Club, Hana Hou members have the opportunity to paddle picturesque Newport Bay in beautiful six-man outrigger racing canoes.
No prior outrigger canoe paddling experience is necessary. We're glad to show you how it's done.
Experienced paddlers will have fun, too, paddling with other Hana Hou members with similar experience levels. And if you ever feel the urge to kick things up a notch and try your hand at racing, it’s an easy transfer into the Offshore Outrigger Canoe Club where you’ll join one of the most prestigious racing programs on the West Coast.
But the fun doesn’t stop there. Every Sunday, in addition to the paddling, we enjoy our weekly hukilau - a combination beach picnic and kanikapila (a Hawaiian jam session).
It’s a great playing opportunity for beginners and also for more advanced players. You'll receive free ukulele mini-lessons and lots of great playing tips.
Don't want to paddle or play ukulele? That's okay, too. Just come down to the beach and hang-out with your new friends. Picnic, talk-story, listen to the music, or maybe even to sing-along if you feel like it. You're perfectly welcome to join the club, even if you never pick-up a paddle - we're glad to have you with us!
If you do choose to paddle, it only costs $10 per month - an absolute bargain! That's four paddling sessions each month - complete with paddles and expert coaching. Captain John will make sure you’re safe and that you have a great time on the water with your new paddling buddies.
It's easy to get-in on the action. Just sign-up online and then come down to the beach and join us in-person. We'll be there every week for Hawaiian-style fun.
Please scroll wa-a-ay down the page - past the pics - for the actual meeting announcements.
Hope to see you soon!
P.S. Here's an important tip: Owing to weather and other factors - some of them occurring at the last-minute - it's always a good idea to check below to make sure that our Paddle and Strum will be held before you make the trek down to the beach. We update the Meetup announcement each Sunday morning by not later than 10 AM - and usually earlier than that.