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Kickstarter: Support “The Outrigger Film”

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THE OUTRIGGER is a story about how people find meaning in their lives through a connection to the ocean, the power of sports and being part of a community, the Ohana. Lifetime athlete and narrator, John Skorstad shares his wisdom and thoughts on how the...

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

V1, V1, and More V1!
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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...

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

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"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...

Video: Just Released! 2016 Moloka’i Hoe

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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...

Video: Cold Water OC1 Downwind Run

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Maybe because it's French.  Maybe because the water is clearly frigid (how often do you see video of someone downwinding in an outrigger with a neoprene hood on?) Or maybe it's all the ama flying, but we are mesmerized by this classic European oc...

The Inland Paddler: What a difference a year makes! Recapping the 2017 Carolina Cup

OC2 View of the Carolina Cup
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OC2 View of the Carolina Cup Last year, after training all winter in the OC1, which I was still new to, I made a big splash on my first-ever Graveyard course. Literally. I flipped or huli'd four, count 'em four, times before even making it...

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

2017 Waka Ama Sprints
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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

The Horsemen :: Fun OC4 Surfing in Brittany, France

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The Horsemen from kerbra on Vimeo.

A little Aloha Friday Outrigger Love!

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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.

Ryland Hart on Outrigger Zone’s Video: Kahele OC1 – A new day : by Hayden Ramler Designs

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A new day : by Hayden Ramler Designs Ryland on Instagram Puakea Designs

Outrigger Correspondent’s Notebook: Where in the World is Harry?

Harrison Deisroth on Relocating Back to Hawaii
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Harrison Deisroth on Relocating Back to Hawaii Editor's Note: The Distressed Mullet's own outrigger correspondent is back in Hawaii, after his family returned to Oahu, following another assignment for his dad, who serves our country in the Army.  Bad news for us here in North...

Leaning Against the Wind

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YETI recently published their mini-documentary about Lauren Spalding the Hawaiian Outrigger canoe and SurfSki living legend. Leaning Against the Wind Conquering a 45-mile stretch of stacked waves, crashing currents, and blistering winds—13 times with just a paddle in hand and 12 times the Molokai solo champion...

Made the Mullet :: Paolo Ameglio

Paolo Ameglio
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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...

Downwinding with Danny Ching

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An oldie but a goody! Danny Ching doing his thing with the 404 Outrigger Team on a Cabrillo Beach to Newport Beach Downwind run. Boy, does this look like fun!

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

Outrigger canoe care
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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....

Session surf de Paddling Connection :: OC6

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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!!!

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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.        

Outrigger Wednesday: Training for the Molokai Hoe

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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...

OC-2 How-to: Installing a Rudder Video

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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...

Sternwheeler Surfing in Cascade Locks, Oregon on the Columbia River with Friends

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VIDEO CREDIT: Posted by Steve Dullack, shot by Ryland Hart. After driving over 3000 miles from North Carolina to Hood River, Oregon in 3 days, I was able to not only find some water to wash off the dust, but I was able to find...

Video: Winter Down Wind in Virginia Beach from Steve Dullack

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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.

Outrigger Wednesday: Three Men and a Canoe

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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!      
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