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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.
Expanding from 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
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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.