We welcome you to join us! If you’re interested in paddling with Lōkahi, or in trying outrigger canoe paddling before you make a commitment, come down to the site at any scheduled practice time and talk to a coach.
You must be able to swim or otherwise handle yourself in the ocean, like do a survival float.
Before getting into a canoe you need to fill out the Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association (HCRA) insurance waiver. You can fill one out at the site before practice, or print one out below👇 and bring it with you.
If you are under 18, then you must have a parent or guardian sign the form as well. While there is no upper age limit, you must be at least 9 years old to paddle with us.
Lōkahi was founded as, and remains committed to being, a competitive canoe racing club. Preseaon runs from March - May. Regatta season is May - July. Distance season is August - October. Off season is November - February.
Competitive dues are $250 for adults for the season, beginning in March, and $200 for students.
We encourage you to join with the goal of racing. If you decide you’d rather paddle just for fun and fitness, or if your schedule precludes taking the time required to paddle competitively, then you can join Lōkahi as a recreational paddler.
Visitors are also welcome to join rec paddling.
Dues are $20 per paddle or $40 per month.
Paddles are available to use, we can help you find one that will work for you.
We’ll provide some coaching and guidance for you as a recreational paddler, and expect you to work hard to learn and improve. You will also be able to keep paddling with us during the off-season from November through February.
Note that the minimum age for rec paddling is 12.
What to wear
Wear something you can get wet, such as board shorts or workout leggings and a dry fit t-shirt or tank top. For daytime practice you should use sunscreen, and consider wearing a hat and long-sleeved shirt. For all practices we suggest you bring your own water or sports drink.
Where we are
Lōkahi’s site is at the Diamond Head end of the Ala Wai canal, next to the Waikiki Library and adjacent to the Ala Wai Golf Course.
The Ala Wai Golf Course Road branches off Kapahulu Avenue. If you are traveling makai on Kapahulu, plan on turning right at the Waikiki Library (across the street from the Chevron station); coming from Waikiki, you’ll make a left turn. Be careful of the fast-moving, heavy traffic on Kapahulu. Some impatient drivers race through the intersection even when the light is red.
You should be able to park along the road where our canoes are kept. Please do not park in the Ala Wai Golf Course driving range parking lot and do not use the Library parking areas.