Johnny Puakea discusses the explosion of outrigger canoeing on the Mainland and specifically the East Coast. According to Johnny, Florida and other areas along the east coast have perfect conditions, flatwater and ocean options making it a great fit. Also standup paddling is causing a push toward outriggers. It’s bringing a new audience to OCs.

People are getting on the outriggers and going faster and it’s a little less taxing on his body. It also gives you a feel for speed in the water. You body starts to get used to that speed and you look for that speed, push yourself harder. It’s a great way to get faster on standups, with less stress and strain on the body.

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