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Outrigger Racing: Na Wahine Ikaika

Once a year, the Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association holds the Na Wahine Ikaika. This is a women-only event, open to all crafts, and is more than just a race. Being held the day before the Molokai Hoe – a race that gets significantly more media coverage, attention, and oftentimes overshadows the women’s Molokai-crossing event the Na Wahine O Ke Kai – it allows the women of Hawaii to convene, race, and push towards achieving one of many goals: Getting more women on the water consistently and competitively.

Tina Craveiro, a friend of mine and the mind behind this video, wrote in her post sharing the video, “This (race) is important, because 51% of girls quit sports by the age of 17. Because the total number of participants for the 2017 Moloka’i Hoe was 101 teams, and Na Wahine, 59. Because of the 75 participants of the 2017 Solo, 14 of them, or 18.6%, were female. While more women may be entering into competitive paddling, there’s still a ways to go.”

With the #PaddleForEquality movement stirred up by only men being invited to the Red Bull Heavy Water SUP event, this video, race, and movement, is inspiring. It’s a sign that the number of women willing to join and compete in paddle-sport is increasing and growing with more momentum. Although this momentum has not been particularly bullish, as Tina mentions, races like these have been sharing the stoke among women and have been pushing their paddling movement forward with more strength. Proof of this can be seen in the huge growth of the junior 19U category in the Na Wahine O Ke Kai!

So, check out this action packed and meaningful video by Tina Craveiro and Keizo Gates to get pumped on the women’s paddling movement in Hawaii. Give it some love and share it on your FB page.

Aloha

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