Hoewa'a Dallas Outrigger Canoe Club exists to share and perpetuate Hawaiian culture, to provide our community with the opportunity to experience the excitement and physical benefits of paddling outrigger canoes, as well as the social and cultural highs of becoming a member of our 'ohana.
Outrigger canoe racing is rooted in Polynesian heritage. The wa'a (canoe) played a central role in the lives of Pacific peoples, enabling them to explore and discover island groups separated by thousands of miles of open ocean. Today, the sport of racing outrigger canoes has spread far beyond the Pacific and taken root all over the world. As founding members of the Texas Outrigger Racing Association, Hoewa'a crews compete in three to four intrastate races each year, as well as some out-of-state events.
Hoewa'a offers both recreational and competitive paddling and is open to anyone of high school age and above, with no paddling experience required. The club provides life jackets and paddles, and all that is required of you are hydration, sun protection, appropriate water sports attire and a healthy sense of adventure. Practices are conducted 6p - 8p on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and 9a - noon on Saturdays. Guests are invited to enjoy two free sessions before deciding whether to enter into a one-year club membership.
Come and enjoy the Aloha Spirit of our paddlers and the excitement of riding in a 40-foot Hawaiian canoe.