Maui Canoe Paddling Clubs for Youth


The sport of canoe paddling can help promote personal growth, character development, and achievement in physical fitness.

One of the benefits of Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling is the minimal amount of equipment necessary to participate. Outside of the canoe, the only equipment essential to paddling is the paddle itself.

Because outrigger canoe paddling is a water sport, it is imperative that your youth know how to swim.

Hana Canoe Club

Contact: Pam Carroll
Phone: (808) 248-8323
Mailing Address:
Website: N/A
Practice Location: Hana Bay
Details: The club is for ages six to adult and serves District Six. There is a fee charged and the club runs year round. Volunteers are needed.

Hawaiian Canoe Club

Contact: Arianna Gerry
Phone: (808) 893-2124
Mailing Address: PO Box 5053 Kahului , HI 96732
Practice Location: Kahului Harbor at Hoaloha Park
Details: The Summer Enrichment Program begins in early June and is open to approximately 70 youth ages 9-13. The program uses a variety of teaching methods such as classroom instruction, hand-on activities, group activities, games, song, and hula. The Kamali’i Program is funded by grants from the County of Maui and by Hawaiian Canoe Club fundraising activities. Our mission is one of culture and community.

Kahana Canoe Club

Contact: Rebecca Schwarz, Blue (Danielle) Kuck
Phone: 463-7644 / 264-7192
Mailing Address: PO Box 10393 Lahaina, HI 96761
Practice Location:  Hanakao’o Beach Park, Lahaina
Details: Our mission is to strive to revive, develop, and perpetuate Hawaiian culture and traditions through instruction and training. All ages are welcome.

Keiki Practice Schedule:
Mon, Wed & Thurs at 3:30pm

Kihei Canoe Club

Contact: Heather Pietras
Phone: 808-879-5505
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1131 Kihei, HI 96753
Practice Location: North Kihei at the intersection of Uwapo and S Kihei Rd. Please park along the beach (makai) side of S. Kihei Rd.
Details: We continue to be one of the most innovative clubs in Hawaii. We have strong programs for Na Opio (youth), racers and recreational paddlers – all steeped in Hawaiian tradition and culture. We offer many educational opportunities including – stroke technique in our training tank and on the water, classes for ho`okele (steersman) and strokers, paddle making, Hawaiian navigation techniques and much more.

The mission of Kihei Canoe Club is to revive, develop, perpetuate and promote the Hawaiian traditions. This will be accomplished through educational, recreational, cultural and competitive Hawaiian outrigger canoeing programs for youth and adults, in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment.

Lae`ula O Kai

Contact: Sharon Balidoy
Phone: (808) 385-3016
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 898 Wailuku, HI 96793
Practice Location: Kanaha Park (behind the Kahului airport)
Details: In an atmosphere of respect and aloha Lae`ula O Kai provides structured training for youth ages 11 to 19 in outrigger canoe paddling. Other activities may include; cultural activities and excursions, participation in Community Work Day (taking care of our environment) and ocean activities such as stand-up paddling, OC-1, OC-2 paddling, surfing and swimming. Youth younger than 11 are also welcome to participate and should know how to swim. Most training is scheduled by age group however, many other activities are scheduled for the entire group. Parents and other family members are encouraged and welcome to participate with us.

Lahaina Canoe Club

Contact: Vicki
Phone: 669-0581
Mailing Address:
Practice Location: Honokao’o Beach Park (Canoe Beach)
Details: Lahaina Canoe Club was the first canoe club founded on the Westside of Maui back in 1971 by founding committee heads George Paoa, Sam Kaai, Bob McDonald and Barbara Long. LCC is now a 501c3 ,nonprofit organization, located at Hanakao’o Beach Park (AKA: Canoe Beach, next to the Hyatt) in Lahaina on the island of Maui. Our focus is on preserving the ancient Hawaiian and Polynesian culture. We continue to follow the founding members ideology of perpetuating these cultures by educating na keiki (kids) through proper technique of hoe wa’a (paddle canoe), ‘olelo Hawai’i (Hawaiian language), and community outreach programs. Lahaina Canoe Club is a active member of the Maui County Hawaiian Canoe Association and a associated club of the Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association. We participate in the MCHCA regattas every Saturday from June to July with a total of 8 regattas every year. The season is finished off with the HCRA State Companionship. Lahaina Canoe Club also participates in the long distance race season that starts after the HCRA State Companionship and includes local, national, and international races.

Na Kai ‘Ewalu Canoe Club

Contact: Robin Wainui
Phone: 298-4063
Mailing Address: PO Box 330226 Kahului, Maui, HI. 96732
Practice Location: Kahului Harbor at Hoaloha Park
Details: We are dedicated to preserving Hawaiian culture and the competitive art of Polynesian outrigger canoe racing. As one of Maui’s oldest clubs, we invite you to join us in our passion for the ocean, wind, and waves!

Keiki (7-18 years old) $50 – Keiki w/ Hawaiian ancestry can apply for the QLCC Scholarship. QLCC will pay $30 toward dues. Application must have keiki SS#.
Full-time College Student $50
Adult $150
Family $200 (Married couple & their 2 keiki)

Napili Canoe Club

Contact: Dani Haney
Phone: 281-6903
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1011 Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
Practice Location: Hanakao’o Beach Park, Lahaina
Details: Napili Canoe club is dedicated to perpetuate the Hawaiian island lifestyle and culture of Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling. It is our mission to build community awareness, nurture healthy family involvement and cohesiveness through the art and education of Hawaiian canoe paddling.

Pay club dues:
Adult: $100
Child: $25
Family: $140
A copy of your driver’s license or birth certificate or State ID
A photo will be taken or can be brought in of yourself for the Paddler ID card