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...

2019 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!


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

  • IRON SEASON (Long Distance) - Novice (first year) 4-6 miles. Open (returning) 8-12 miles.
    • May 11: Crystal Pier - San Diego
    • May 18: Rig Run - Santa Barbara
    • June 1: Kahanamoku Klassic - Marina del Rey
    • June 8: Ventura Outrigger Challenge - Ventura
    • June 15: Kahakai Iron Challenge - Long Beach
    • June 22: Outrigger Iron Championship - San Diego
  • SPRINT SEASON - Races range from 400M to 1 mile.
    • July 13: Jr & Sprint Race - Long Beach
    • July 20: Kahakai 9man Sprint Relay - Long Beach
    • July 27: Noah Kalama/State Sprints - Long Beach
  • 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 10: Whitey Harrison 9-man - Dana Point
    • August 24: Paopao 9-man - Oceanside
    • September 7-8: Catalina Crossing/US Championship - Newport Beach & Avalon