Welcome and Aloha!
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.
Ke Kai O'Uhane Memorial Day Hoe Wa'a, May 23rd, 2015
The morning awoke cold, with a heavy mist that formed tiny beads in the hair and made faces glisten. Paddlers negotiated the morning traffic and Monterey tourists, pushing their 400lb, long, slender 44' outrigger canoes and lining them up for the weigh in. Then "many hands on" lifted the canoes off their dollies and cradles, to balance them on what looked like trying to balance an elephant on a bathroom scale. First glimpses of the water conditions were quietly weighed in by each paddler too. The ocean grey and in turmoil, blanketed with a heavy white marine layer, sandwiched strong gusting winds between them. These were not ideal conditions and a challenge not for the feint of heart...
NCOCA 2014 Commemorative T-Shirt Now Available!
The NCOCA 2014 Commemorative T-Shirt is available for purchase online. The multi-color design blends both our Hawaiian paddling heritage and our Northern California roots. Men and Women cuts are available and come in Sport-Tek hi-performance material. Keiki sizes are available in pre-shrunk cotton only. We suggest ordering online as quantities are limited. We strongly recommend requesting shipping as pickup may delay your T-Shirt. Hope you enjoy and wear the NCOCA 2014 Commemorative T. All proceeds support the activities and objectives of the NCOCA. Shop now.
NCOCA Regatta III Pau 2014
Northern California Outrigger Racing is in full swing. Its been exciting season thus far for our membership as regatta participation gets progressively larger and larger. Last weekend's Regatta II was a huge draw. But this weekend's Regatta III was even bigger. Read full article.
Na Wahine O Ke Kai 2013
NCOCA Debbie Green, daughter Dana and crew are highlighted in this wonderful and moving video by Whosane, FocalBox Productions. Mahaloz to the Wahine, Whosane and crew for their continued efforts to perpetuate what we love to do, and show the channel is never an easy crossing. Very well done...very powerful and a fine emotional touch to capture our friends and the beauty of outrigger paddling. Our sport harnesses the beauty of nature, in the form of wind and ocean, and the koa tree. It touches on the many hands that make outrigger paddling possible from the canoe builder, paddle maker, support crews...the crew itself who train and travel countless hours, lastly the artisans who document everyone's effort for many to understand and learn what we do with the talent they posses.
Aloha spirit fills the Santa Cruz wharf
Read the full article in the The Santa Cruz Sentinel.
On August 11th the NCOCA got our day to play, relax and have fun. For us that meant being on the water enjoying what we love to do most…paddle outrigger.