“The canoe is a vessel for the soul” ~ Rell Sunn
Hoe wa’a (outrigger canoe paddling) is a special sport, with ancient Polynesian roots in voyaging, fishing and war. Canoes were a vital part of the culture and livelihood in Hawai’i. Today they provide an amazing connection to Hawaiian history, as well as a chance to experience teamwork, dedication, and aloha on the beautiful oceans we paddle on. To dance with dolphins and grey whales as you paddle, to work in harmony with the ocean and its temperaments, to experience a sunset on the water with your ohana in an OC6 (6 person outrigger canoe) is to experience just a taste of what it means to paddle. We at Kapolioka ’ehukai are grateful for our sport, its history, and the honor to paddle.