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...

Video: Sizing Your OC Paddle

Picking out your first OC paddle So, maybe you've just succumbed to the pull of outrigger canoe and you're about to get your first OC paddle.  Might want to review this helpful video from Dave and Meg Chun at Kialoa before your pick your blade...

Video: Cold Water OC1 Downwind Run

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...

Downwinding with Danny Ching

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!

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...

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...

Video Inspiration: OC6 Women Race to Catalina

Outrigger teams and clubs are gearing up for the season and one of the most storied races on the West Coast is the Catalina Crossing US Outrigger Championships, a two day event featuring races spanning the 30 or so miles between Newport and Santa Catalina...

VIdeo: Recap of the Liberty Challenge in NYC

Can't get enough outrigger canoe action? We know we can't.  It's just what the doctor ordered on a cold January day! Watch the recap of the 2016 the Hawaiian Airlines New York Liberty Challenge. Hundreds of paddlers from near and far embarked from Pier 26 in...

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...

VIdeo: Ka Lahui OC Team at the Kanaka Ikaika

Kanaka Ikaika Race #2 Chasing bumps, and taking names, the Ka Lahui Kai Junior program is at it again. Watch the boys and their coaches, Travis Grant and Jimmy Austin, get after it at the Kanaka Ikaika Race #2. The paddling race started in Hawaii...

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.        

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:

Outrigger Revolution: Junior Teams are Charging!

The junior outrigger paddling presence is steadily growing and the Ka Lahui Kai Juniors from Oahu, HI, are the forefront of the movement. Watch this group of two-time junior Molokai Hoe champions take on their local waters on a downwind training run:

Outrigger Video of the Day: Jimmy Austin and Kai Chong’s New Year’s Eve Maki Run

Jimmy Austin Kai Chong's OC1 run
Jimmy Austin and Kai Chong's OC1 run on New Year's Eve, off the coast of Oahu, was amazing! They are paddling the new Puakea Designs Kahe Kai. We can't stop watching the video!  

Outrigger Canoe Video of the Day: Team Italo Vaa

Here's a little ama-drama to get the blood flowing! from Brazil!!

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

"It's more than just about going'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...

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.

Red Bull Wa’a Takes Outrigger Canoe Paddling by Storm Video

Before endurance and water sports existed, there was canoe paddling. Initially a vehicle used to hunt and fight has now become one of the largest growing fitness and endurance sports in the world. The U.S. outrigger canoe paddling team from Kona, the Red Bull...

OC-1 surf porn

Take 1 from Makana Denton Three young men have put in 6 months of vigorous training this past OC1 season, I think it's safe to say the results speak for themselves.

Runaway Train from Anders Carlson

The Alala was built in the pure paddles warehouse in Kona hawaii and is a completely revolutionary outrigger canoe design. Plain and simple, its light and its fast!! The Alala was recently put on the side of a boat and driven from The Big...

Huli Safety Procedure and Recovery

Presented by Ke Kai O'Uhane A basic guide on what can cause a huli, how to prevent and recover from a huli.

John Puakea Teaches the Tahitian Canoe Paddling Technique

By Canoe designer and championship coach, John Puakea teaches us the Tahitian paddling technique that Shell Va'a is using to dominate the canoe races. This technique is almost opposite to what we are used to hearing. Now it's time to try it out and make...

Downwind Run From Kihei To Makena from Paddle With Riggs

Stephen and Bill paddle a Tempest OC-2, Livio paddles an SIC 17' Bullet and I paddle my custom SIC Bullet from Kihei to Makena.

EOY 2015 OC-1 Waikiki surf fun

Waikiki looks fun surfing on an OC-1 Video from Kane Pai

Carolina Paddlin’ – Episode 10 Outrigger Episode

The maniacs at Carolina Paddleboard Company are back at it. This time it's on outriggers with Johnny Puakea.
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