Canoe & Paddling Videos
John Puakea teaching paddling technique.
PADDLING HISTORY IN SOCAL
SCORA PROMO PT 2 -- RACING -- COOL SHOTS! TRT 6:00
HAWAIIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY HISTORY – great piece TRT 9:43
An introduction to the storied Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa and its significance from the Hawaiian Renaissance to today.
HAWAII’S VOYAGING CANOES -- show canoe building on Maui…good historical overview TRT 7 min
Captain Cook 'discovers' Tahiti and Hawaii. The natives tell Cook how they navigated the vast Pacific Ocean. Later commentators dispute this, and some natives of today---many decades after ravages of their culture by outsiders--decide to rebuild the ancient navigation knowledge and traditional sailing canoes to create a new legacy of wayfinding and revive the spirit of the ancestral way as they teach others to face new horizons.
Herb Kawainui Kane speaks about Thor Heyerdahl and his Kon-Tiki expedition, and then the Hokule'a (Hōkūle'a)-- a re-created ancient double-hulled voyaging canoe (vaka taurua) featured in this extract. NOT GREAT VHS VIDEO QUALITY 11 min
Relearning Ancient Navigation
THE NAVIGATORS Pathfinders of The Pacific.mpg
One of the first and best documentaries produced about the life of Houlea Grand Master Navigator Mau Piailug ANCIENT NAVIGATION 58 minutes A GOOD LONG DOCUMENTARY
HOKULEA TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD TRT 1:30
A modern version of an ancient sailing vessel will leave Hawaii next week on its longest ocean voyage. Relying on wind and stars to guide it, the Hokulea will chase the horizon for 47,000 miles, dropping anchor at 85 ports on six continents.
THE ART OF THE TAUTAI: POLYNESIAN WAYFINDER WAYFINDING TRT 9:00
Most people think that the Vasa (Pacific) was settled by accident. But this clip upsets that notion by focusing on the lost technique of "tautai/ Wayfinding." Is it possible that Polynesians used the Pacific for trading routes and refined their navigational techniques to reach the Americas millennia before Columbus?
Light at The Edge of The World - The Wayfinders TRET 46:31
Ancient Polynesians settled 10 million square miles of the Pacific by navigating sailing canoes from island to island. But their tremendous story was almost lost. Can a single sailing canoe from Hawaii restore the pride of the Polynesian culture after years and years decay and denial?
Crazy, Fun, Inspiring, Scary and Cool Videos
RED BULL TEAM – GREAT PROMO VIDEO!! FUN, PROUD TRT 3:22
CRAZY CRASHING WAVE PADDLES! TRT 2:21
DANGERS OF CANOE PADDLING—PADDLER GETS CUT UP BY PROPELLOR! TRT 2:38