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Harrison Deisroth’s Summer Outrigger Journal

Harrison's Aloha Summer Paddle Training in Hawaii
Harrison's Aloha Summer Paddle Training in Hawaii Aloha all! I have been in Hawai’i for the past week and have begun my summer-long stay in the Islands. I have been training with the juniors of Ka Lahui Kai, a Hawaii 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that trains junior...

What I have Learned from the OC or How paddling outrigger has made me a better standup paddler

How paddling outrigger can improve your sup skills Spend just a little time paddling an outrigger canoe and you will quickly understand why it is the perfect complement to paddling standup.  It will make you a better sup paadler, if you tune yourself into that....

Molokai To Oahu Solo Canoe Race set for Saturday

Molokai Solo Canoe Race set for Saturday
Molokai Solo Canoe Race set for Saturday Tomorrow, 75 paddlers (15 women and 60 men), in their one-man outrigger canoes, will race across the Kaiwi Channel from the Hawaiian island of Molokai to the island of Oahu. The “2017 Kaiwi Solo OC1 - Molokai World...

Video: What you should know about Paddling Outrigger Canoe

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Outrigger Lifestyle 101 Thinking about getting into outrigger paddling? Just curious about what it's all about? the Southern California Outrigger Racing Association (SCORA) explains the culture, the ohana and the lifestyle that comes with paddling Hawaiian outrigger canoe in this video.        

The Olukai: Aloha and Ohana All Wrapped Up in One Race

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Olukai Ho'olaule'a: Celebrating Water Culture We can't lie.  We are starting to get just a little excited about the month of April.  After all, weather is starting to get and stay warmer. Booties are starting to come off, and some of our most favorite races...

Outrigger Monday: Foti Brothers on Fortitude

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Sit in Hawaii with the Foti brothers as they talk fortitude, outrigger racing, and steering. The Foti's play an integral role in Hawaii's outrigger community as they both coach teams for Lanikai Canoe Club, run a paddle shop on the leeward coast of Oahu, and...

Video: Sizing Your OC Paddle

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Picking out your first OC paddle So, maybe you've just succumbed to the pull of outrigger canoe and you're about to get your first OC paddle.  Might want to review this helpful video from Dave and Meg Chun at Kialoa before your pick your blade...

Video: Cold Water OC1 Downwind Run

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Maybe because it's French.  Maybe because the water is clearly frigid (how often do you see video of someone downwinding in an outrigger with a neoprene hood on?) Or maybe it's all the ama flying, but we are mesmerized by this classic European oc...

Race Profile: 2017 Carolina Cup 9-mile Six Man Outrigger Canoe Race

Expanded OC-6 Event at the Carolina Cup
Expanded OC-6 Event at the Carolina Cup This year, many new things are being added to the infamous Carolina Cup, including the all new nine-mile, six-man outrigger canoe race. Teams will race the well known Surf to Sound “9-mile flatwater championship” course, with different gender...

OC1 Care – Tips and Tricks to Prolonging the Life of your Canoe

Outrigger canoe care
So you just bought a canoe, want a canoe, or have a canoe. Regardless of whether you belong in one of those three categories, knowing how to properly care for your outrigger is vital if you want to prolong the life of your craft....

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