Kapolioka'ehukai (Heart of the Sea) Outrigger Canoe Club - San Diego, CA

About the Club - Compete and Race

Compete and Race Outrigger Canoe with us...

Club Awards
Keiki
Most Improved Girl
Trinity

Best Paddler Girl
Tonirose

Most Improved Boy
Kaleb

Best Paddler Boy
Nico

Wahine
Aloha Spirit
Suzy

Most Improved Novice
Kimi

Best Paddler Novice
Lidia

Most Improved Open
Lisa N

Best Paddler Open
Kim

Kane
Aloha Spirit
Patrick

Most Improved Novice
Justin

Best Paddler Novice
Tony

Most Improved Open
Martin

Best Paddler Open
Paul W


Keiki
Most Improved Girl
Hunter T.

Best Paddler Girl
Blu K.

Most Improved Boy
Riley T.

Best Paddler Boy
Marcus L.

Wahine
Most Improved Novice
Jeannette Wetzel

Best Paddler Novice
Maria Salome

Most Improved Open
Lisa O'Neil

Best Paddler Open
Amy Blackley

Kane
Most Improved Novice
Josh Olson

Best Paddler Novice
David Quinones

Most Improved Open
Eric Eleccion

Best Paddler Open
Paul Gagnon


Keiki
Most Valuable Keiki
Taylor B.

Most Valuable Junior
Kyra R.

Wahine
Most Improved Novice
Lehua Hulihe'e

Most Valuable Novice
Nicole Gagnon

Most Valuable Open
Takima Kendall

Kane
Most Improved Novice
Jerome Bracamonte

Most Valuable Novice
Bryce Firestine

Most Improved Open
Scott Boyles

Most Valuable Open
Tony Kendall


We are working on locating the awards from past years to honor our amazing founding paddlers.

2016 Race Season

We are a member of SCORA (Southern California Outrigger Racing Association). We plan to attend and support their entire race schedule. For more information about SCORA, and the races, please visit their website at http://www.socaloutrigger.org/race-schedule/.


Email the Coaching Staff: coaches@heartoftheseacanoeclub.com for location information and our schedules.

On behalf of our Coaching staff, we really look forward to a great year and getting on ke kai with all of you!

WAIVERS: SCORA Waiver | PaddleSport Liability Waiver


The race season begins in May and continues through October. It is broken into three race types.

  • IRON SEASON (Long Distance) - Keiki (under 17) 1-2 miles. Novice (first year) 4-6 miles. Open (returning) 8-12 miles.
    • May 14: Crystal Pier - San Diego
    • May 21: Rig Run - Santa Barbara
    • June 4: Kahanamoku Klassic - Marina del Rey
    • June 11: Ventura Outrigger Challenge - Ventura
    • June 25: Outrigger Iron Championship - San Diego
  • SPRINT SEASON - Races range from 400M to 1 mile.
    • July 9: Noah Kalama Outrigger Classic - Long Beach
    • July 16: Kahakai 9man Sprint Relay - Long Beach
    • July 23: State Sprint Championship - Santa Barbara
  • 9-MAN SEASON - August-September - 6 person canoes race with crews of 9 paddlers with crew-members alternating throughout the race jumping in and out of the canoe while being escorted by a chase boat and a change coach.
    • August 13: Whitey Harrison - Dana Point
    • August 27: Oceanside 9man - Oceanside
    • September 10-11: Catalina US Championship - Newport Beach & Avalon