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It is our hope that our web site will give you information about this exciting and wonderful sport. If you are looking to join, please find a club that is convenient to you in the Clubs web page. You can also view ALL of the club locations on this google map.
This year's artwork was designed by a our very own NCOCA paddlers, Keanu IV and his daughter, Danielle.
The shop is open until Monday, June 27th at midnight. Order your 2016 NCOCA Championship Shirts now!
Pre-sales shirts to be delivered at the Championship Regatta, July 23rd.
Some limited sizes and styles could be available at the regatta but we are trying not to sit on inventory. Mahalo for understanding.
The story behind the image:
A, ?olelo no?eau or Hawaiian proverb: “I ka wa ma mua, ka wa ma hope” “In the time in front (the past), the time in back (the future).”
Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) view the world by looking back at what came before because the past is rich in knowledge and wisdom that must inform the perspectives and actions in the present and future.
From the original design we wanted to represent where the canoe came from, (the past), to the present time of sharing knowledge (paddling), to the future as we continue to learn from our kapuna (elders), each other, and the following generations. Continuing to practice our (the) culture of Hawai'i in the coast of Northern California.
The literal aspects... All connected; the past of tradition is represented by the koa tree and roots that ground us. The tree branches then lead into the canoe and the shoreline which is the Northern CA coastline, from Monterey Bay up to Fort Bragg area. Tribal in a form of a rainbow represents the present to future, the crossing between.
In a larger scale, every part of our being is connected as a unified 'soul' bringing us back to our roots united together. We added the name "Anuenue" to the canoe as many NCOCA members have paddled in this Malia. And since Anuenue means rainbow, we had to honor that with the splashes of color.
We hope you enjoy the story behind the artwork and will purchase your 2016 Championship shirts today!