Respect (the canoe & ocean), Trust (your steersman), Be There (for each other)
My name is Becki and I am the Kahakai Keiki coach. Keiki in Hawaiian means child. We offer a fun and competitive paddling program for boys and girls ages 9-19. In addition to paddling, your keiki will learn Hawaiian traditions surrounding paddling, Hawaiian language, responsibility to the team, respect for their coach, teammates and the canoes, care for the equipment and what it is like to race a 400 pound outrigger canoe!
We practice on Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 at Mother’s Beach on Naples Island. Practices for 2017 will start Wednesday, May 31st and run until Wednesday, July 19th. The keiki mini iron races for this year are June 3 in Marina Del Rey, and June 24 in San Diego. Our sprint races are July 8 in Long Beach, July 15 in Long Beach and July 23 in Santa Barbara. All keiki must be able to swim and will perform a treading water test as needed. Your keiki will also perform a huli drill (flipping of the canoe) prior to racing. The cost to paddle and race for the season is $125 for returning paddlers and $150 for new paddlers, which includes all race fees, use of equipment, insurance, and a race jersey. The boys will be getting new race jersey’s this year, so their dues will be $150. Please join us at our kieki kick-off party on Friday, May 12th at 5:30pm at the canoe club. If you want additional information please email me at keikicoach@
Mahalo! –Coach Becki