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 2018 will start April 30th and go until July 28. The keiki mini iron races for this year are June 2 in Marina Del Rey, and June 23 in San Diego. Our sprint races are July 14 in Long Beach and July 28 in Long Beach. 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, train, and race for the season is $150 which includes all race fees, use of equipment, insurance, and a race jersey. Returning paddlers cost is $125. If you need a new race jersey, it is an additional $25.
If you want additional information please email me at keikicoach@
Mahalo! –Coach Becki