There are 9 outrigger canoe clubs on Maui. All of them welcome new paddlers — especially since there are races that can only be entered by first year paddlers. So you are a valuable commodity.

Don’t be in a hurry to choose a club and don’t just choose a club because it is the closest (unless you live in Hana where the commute to another club would be a bit much.) Each club has its own personality, coaching and culture. Paddle with a few clubs preseason and feel them out to see which is a good fit with your personality and goals. Don’t pay your dues until you are sure that this is the club you want to stay with. Once you race a regatta, you are not allowed to race with another club until regattas are finished.

Teaching Outrigger Canoe