About Competitive Paddling

Competitive Paddling - About Competitive Paddling

Our racing program is diverse and inclusive with participants ranging in age from 8 to 80 years old.  We embrace the spirit of Aloha and encourage members to participate in and provide education and instruction in Hawaiian culture through canoes and other related activities at local, county, state, national and international venues.  In addition to paddling our racing community engages in charitable, educational, cultural and fund raising efforts associated with competitive paddling and giving back to the Community. 

As an active member of MOKU OʻHAWAII, Hawaiʻi Countyʻs chapter of the Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association (HCRA) our youth, men, women and mixed teams compete from May through August on Hawaiʻi Island and advance onto annual State Championships in late August throughout Hawaiʻi. 

Interspersed throughout the year are long distance races which are used as a precursor to participation in the worldʻs largest long-distance Canoe Race, The Queen Liliʻuokalani Race held annually in Kailua Kona.   

Our teams compete in Internationally renowned events throughout Hawaiʻi and  International World Sprints held annually at different locations around the world. 

Keauhou is also very active in OC-1, OC-2 and Surfski racing, competing from November to March with Hawaii Island Paddlesports Association (HIPA) and at various races throughout Hawaiʻi and the mainland.

Our Youth Program involves two segments, our Keiki program where basic paddling skills are honed in addition to immersion in Hawaiian culture and its connection to Outrigger Paddling.  Our Teen Program focuses on competitive skills, teaches discipline and teamwork through mutual respect, sportsmanship, and competing with Aloha.

We welcome interested parties to learn more about our Racing Program. There are opportunities to participate in various types of races throughout the year.  Please feel free to reach out through ʻcontact usʻ, we look forward to hearing from you.