WelcomeKihei Canoe Club was established in 1973 by
Moki Kalanikau, Ben Abierra, and George Ferreiera and is one of the 4 oldest
canoe clubs on Maui. Our first coach was Dutchy Kino who led us to county
titles in 1976, 1978 and 1979. Dutchy's innovations and contributions to
outrigger canoe paddling made him legendary in the sport.
those early days, we now have over 20 canoes, over 300 members and several
coaches. We continue to be one of the most innovative clubs in Hawaii. We have
strong programs for Na Opio (youth), racers and recreational paddlers - all
steeped in Hawaiian tradition and culture. We offer many educational
opportunities including - stroke technique in our training tank and on the
water, classes for ho`okele (steersman) and strokers, paddle making, Hawaiian
navigation techniques and much more.
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learn more about our club and it's programs. Join us for a enjoyable
introduction to outrigger canoe paddling with our members during our bi-weekly
visitor paddle. Regardless of whether you are a full or part time resident,
become a club member and enjoy the beauty and camaraderie of paddling. We look
forward to seeing you at our club.
Mahalo and A Hui Hou
Mission StatementThe mission of Kihei Canoe Club is to
revive, develop, perpetuate and promote the Hawaiian traditions. This will be
accomplished through educational, recreational, cultural and competitive
Hawaiian outrigger canoeing programs for youth and adults, in a safe, healthy
and nurturing environment
VisionTo have our ohana be recognized as a world class
canoe club, by promoting the Hawaiian culture, traditions and the development
of our youth as future leaders.