Harrison Deisroth’s Summer Outrigger Journal: V1, V1, and More V1!

V1, V1, and More V1!
V1, V1, and More V1! As myself and a select few paddlers from the Ka Lahui Kai program prepare for our Tahiti paddling trip in June, we have been putting in multiple hours and many, many miles in V1 rudderless canoes. We are preparing to...

Sternwheel Surfing on an Outrigger Canoe (OC-1) on the Columbia River in Cascade Locks, Oregon

Sternwheeler surfing at Cascade Locks, Oregon
We'd seen the videos. We checked the tour schedule for the Sternwheeler at Cascade Locks, Oregon and drove to Exit 44. We were only one of three cars fitted with canoes or surfskis so it appeared that we'd have the waves to ourselves. By...

OC-2 How-to: Installing a Rudder Video

OC2 paddlers, learn how to install your rudder with Jim Foti and Outrigger Zone! "Installing a rudder into a Tempest OC2 (outrigger canoe) is easy. Just follow Jim Foti's simple instructions. You will need a Hhilips screwdriver and the parts that come with your rudder...

OC-4 Surfing in Raglan New Zealand point break from Clay Drummond Photography

OC-4 Clay Drummond
I'm drooling. Throw Clay a like and a follow on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/claydrummondphotography/

Video: Winter Down Wind in Virginia Beach from Steve Dullack

Steve Dullack and Peter Morgan scored some ideal conditions for one of their classic down wind runs in Virginia Beach. Along the coast. Southern edge of the Chesapeake bay. Ran west to east along the northern side of Virginia Beach.

OC-6 Video: Breaking Down the Tahitian Stroke with Johnny Puakea

If you have ever seen the Tahitian teams race six-man outrigger, you know how fast and powerful they are.  Master OC coach and canoe designer Johnny Puakea breaks down the secret of the successful Tahitian technique in this must-see, must-study video.        

M2M: Maui to Molokai Results and Footage

Maui to Molokai
photo from Maui to Molokai Instagram This is one of those bucket list downwinder races, by all accounts, one of the most fun, challenging and consistent downwind runs on Earth. Don't drool on your phone or keyboard. Here is the official Maui to Molokai Website Here is...

OC Video: Rainy reverse run for Pa’a Pdl2day Luv 2sday 2017

Just posted GoPro and phone footage from this weekend's race from Magic Island to Hawaii Kai.  Conditions featured rain and winds coming from the south. This run is typically done the other way, with east winds, and many paddlers know it as the extended Hawaii...

An inside view of Hawaiki Nui Va’a 2016 from Red Bull Va’a paddler, Kekoa Kau

Hawaiki Nui Va'a is known as one of the most prestigious outrigger canoe races in the world. Racing takes place over three consecutive days and paddlers will race from Huahine to Raiatea (27 miles), Raiatea to Mo'orea (18 miles), and Mo'orea to Bora Bora...

Session surf de Paddling Connection :: OC6

Posted by Harrison Deisroth/ Can you even imagine runs like these? According to Harry, "Surf like this the WHOLE way. Third day of Hawaiki Nui!!!

A little Aloha Friday Outrigger Love!

It's Aloha Friday! Slow down and relax with the Hui Nalu Canoe Club's open men crew as they surf and paddle their way in the Henry Ayau 9-man Canoe Race.

Outrigger Canoes Surfing Waves (vol.1) video : A friggin’ hour of surfing Canoes

Outrigger Canoes Surfing Waves
Expect to lean back and forth to get out of the way. This is from 2013, but so good.

Video: 2017 Waka Ama Sprints – Premier Men W1 500 -FINAL OC-1

2017 Waka Ama Sprints
2017 Waka Ama Sprints Watch Tupuria King win his third consecutive Premier Men V1 500m Final against some of the best paddlers in New Zealand. Dang he's fast!!! Watch the video here: http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/2017-waka-ama-sprints/S01E001/2017-waka-ama-sprints-premier-men-w1-500-final

OC1 Care – Tips and Tricks to Prolonging the Life of your Canoe

Outrigger canoe care
So you just bought a canoe, want a canoe, or have a canoe. Regardless of whether you belong in one of those three categories, knowing how to properly care for your outrigger is vital if you want to prolong the life of your craft....

2017 ECORA Outrigger Points Series Races Posted

Outrigger Racing Schedules
Outrigger Racing Schedules The East Coast Outrigger Racing Association (ECORA) has posted its complete race schedules for the 2017 point series season. You can view the schedules here: OC6 Schedule OC1-2 Schedule   For all the details on the point series, including rules, categories and eligibility, visit the ECORA...

Made the Mullet :: Paolo Ameglio

Paolo Ameglio
Paolo has been punking me since the very first race we paddled out together and I couldn't appreciate him more. From alerting me to the fact that I was paddling with a recalled paddle to commenting on how nice my new paddle... just not...

Video: Just Released! 2016 Moloka’i Hoe

Newly released video of the 2016 Moloka'i Hoe Outrigger Race is out!!This is the outrigger race to end all races!!!  Must see TV!!!  The Moloka'i Hoe has been around since 1952.  Here's how the race website describes this amazing event: "In 1952, three Koa outrigger...

Outrigger Wednesday: Training for the Molokai Hoe

Molokai Hoe Set for This Weekend This Sunday seeing the 65th running of one of the most storied outrigger races in Hawaii - the Molokai Hoe. Over 1,000 paddlers participate in this race across the Ka'iwi Channel to Oahu. In this video from M7M Video, Oahu's...

On the Water 2: Video for A Cold Winter’s Day

"It's more than just about going fast....it's that connection you get when you put your paddle in the water..." Exactly. This is a beautiful video from Makana Denton and Open Ocean Outrigger and SUP and it pretty much sum it up.  File this under Things We...

Outrigger Tuesday Video: SCORA Catalina Crossing

SCORA Catalina Crossing OC World Champs We are just weeks away from the Southern California Outrigger Canoe Racing Association's Catalina Crossing US World Championships - on Saturday, September 9, the women and co-ed teams will paddle 26 miles from Newport Harbor to Avalon on Catalina...

Outrigger Saturday: Feeling the Paddle…from a Unique Perspective

An Inspiring Outrigger Paddle Review We stumbled onto this amazing video by Hawaii filmmaker Ann Allen and OC paddler Vic Allen of Blindfaithmac.com in which Vic, who is blind, reviews the Kialoa Hoku Paddle. Vic's description of the feel of the paddle are amazing, and so...

Outrigger Wednesday: Three Men and a Canoe

OC3 on a Big Day Big Wave Dave G. gives us this video of an OC3 surfing some pretty sizable waves on the island of Kauai.  This will get your Wednesday going!      

The Olukai: Aloha and Ohana All Wrapped Up in One Race

Olukai Ho'olaule'a: Celebrating Water Culture We can't lie.  We are starting to get just a little excited about the month of April.  After all, weather is starting to get and stay warmer. Booties are starting to come off, and some of our most favorite races...

Outrigger Tuesday: Training Run with Danny Ching and Ryland Hart

Outrigger Training Motivation - Danny Ching Style! Most of us are getting back into the groove of training for big races such as the Carolina Cup, Sharkbite Challenge, Olukai, and many, many, more. Get pumped and stoked on outrigger by watching this epic video of...
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