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First women’s practice of 2024 is Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 a.m.! First men’s practice is Saturday, March 9 at 7:00 a.m. Weekday evening practices begin the week of March 10.

Kahakai Outrigger Canoe Club is a competitive outrigger canoe club in Long Beach, California—one of over 28 clubs in Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada, which are part of the Southern California Outrigger Racing Association (SCORA).

Paddle With Us

All ages and abilities are welcome.

There are programs for everyone, regardless of age or prior experience—for kane/men, wahine/women, and keikis and juniors.

It’s free to tryout paddling with our club.

Please contact us to introduce yourself and set up a time to paddle. You can come out two or three times, and we’d then ask you to decide if you would like to join our team as a dues-paying member.

We have equipment for you to use.

We have paddles to loan out. Most people buy a paddle if they join the team. But, you don’t need to do that right away.

You need to know how to swim.

While you don’t need to be a distance swimmer, you do need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim and tread water. 

Canoes tip over—they do that.

If the canoe tips over—you will end up in the water. You have to remain calm, check on your teammates, help right the canoe, bail out the water, and be able to pull yourself back into the canoe.

We are a racing club.

While we like to have social and community events, our focus is racing. Recreational paddling is enjoyable but is secondary. Please feel free to join our club and attend events and paddle with us but if your goal is strictly recreational there may be other clubs or sports better suited for that purpose.

The best time to start is from October through March.

Earlier is better—if you’re new to the sport—join anytime in those six months to have the best experience. You’ll be ready to race the next spring and have a fun and successful race season.

A waiver is required.

All paddlers, whether members or not, must fill out and sign a waiver before paddling:

Non-members and visiting paddlers, please fill out a club waiver on the beach.

Club members must fill out a SCORA waiver—you may do so online here.

Where To Find Us

Mother’s Beach
5865 E. Appian Way,
Long Beach, CA 90803

Canoes launch from Mother’s Beach, at paddler’s boathouse, near the Girl Scouts Sea Base.