Programs at Waikoloa Canoe Club

Welcome to Waikoloa Canoe Club, your paddling home on the beautiful shores of ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay. With a deep-rooted passion for paddling and a commitment to the spirit of Aloha, our club offers a unique blend of recreational and competitive programs designed to connect you with the ocean and the rich traditions of Hawaiian canoeing. Whether you’re here for recreational paddling or the excitement of competition, we invite you to join our ‘ohana and explore the programs that best suit you.

Recreational Paddling

Our Recreational Paddling program invites you to experience the joy of paddling in one of Hawaii’s most beautiful settings. Ideal for paddlers of all skill levels, this program focuses on the pleasure of being on the water, offering opportunities for personal growth, relaxation, and connection with nature.


  • Skill Workshops: We offer workshops for paddlers at every level, from beginners to those looking to refine their technique. Learn the fundamentals of paddling, safety, and more in a supportive and welcoming environment.
  • ‘Ohana Paddles: Discover the true meaning of ‘ohana with our group paddles. These social gatherings on the water are a fantastic way to meet fellow paddling enthusiasts, share experiences, and enjoy the beauty of the Kohala Coast together.

Racing Program

Our Racing program provides an exhilarating outlet for those with a competitive spirit to challenge themselves and others. Embrace the ancient tradition of outrigger canoe racing, a sport deeply ingrained in Hawaiian culture, and compete in various events highlighting skill, teamwork, and determination.


  • Training Sessions: Engage in specialized training sessions designed to enhance your racing technique, boost your endurance, and foster team dynamics. Our experienced coaches are committed to helping you reach your competitive goals.
  • Racing Team: Join the Waikoloa Racing Team and represent our club at local, regional, and national racing events. Selection is based on skill, commitment, and a shared respect for the sport and its values.
  • Regattas and Races: Participate in exciting regattas and races that test your skills and teamwork. From thrilling sprints to challenging long-distance races, these competitions celebrate the sport and the camaraderie it fosters.

Waikoloa Canoe Club is more than just a place to paddle; it’s a community united by a love for paddling and a dedication to preserving and celebrating the traditions of Hawaiian canoeing.