Winter Lites is a fun way to join a fun athletic pursuit while enjoying the ocean.  We are looking for a few reasonably fit folk that might be interested in joining outrigger canoeing for the upcoming 2020 season (March), but just aren’t sure, or just a way to get out on the water.


Practice is coed, and lighthearted coached affair where we introduce you padding safety and technique.   The whole practice lasts about 2 hours – sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less.  We paddle intervals with rests in between where we discuss stroke improvement as well as ocean knowledge.  One should know how to swim, or wear a lifejacket.


Bring water and a swim suit – we have the paddles.  Rash guards are best to cut down on the chaffing that a cotton t-shirt can cause.  Shoes/sandals are not needed, but some do wear booties.  Sometimes the sun comes out in California, so if you’re fair skinned, you might want sun screen, shades, and a visor.  Big  wide brimmed floppy has are not so good.


The cost is $75 for the winter. Come, try it out a couple times, and if you think it’s for you, then you can pay by check, Venmo, ( @kahakai-outrigger ) PayPal ( ). If you decide to join the team, then the $75 is deducted from yearly dues – a win-win!