Keiki Paddling Program

Outrigger canoe paddling builds teamwork, trust, discipline, and sportsmanship while having loads of fun out on the water! Come learn about outrigger paddling with other kids!   

Progam Goals

Hanohano’s Keiki program focuses on having fun and learning new skills and technique fundamentals, while being safe and supporting each other as a team and family!

What to wear

  • Wear clothes that can get wet. For instance, a rash guard top and trunks or gym pants. No cotton please.

  • Wear rubber flip flops or water shoes for walking on the grass and shells.

  • Please bring sunscreen, drinking water, towel, and warm clothes to change into after practice.

Practices - start in April 2019. See schedule below. 

  • Practice location: 1010 Santa Clara Place, Mission Bay 92109. North end of Santa Clara. 

  • TIme: 10:30-12 pm  (Parents, please be at the beach at 11:30 am to help put away the canoes if you are able to. Be prepared to walk in sand.)

  • If you'd like to bring a friend please do, share the fun! A parent will need to sign your waiver. Waivers will be at Santa Clara or you can download from

  • Practices subject to change with advance notification to our email list of paddlers.


We will put as many teams on the water as possible and will mix and match with other clubs if needed. Juniors 14 and under (that do not turn 15 before December 31) are qualified for the “mini-iron” races which are approximately 2-3 miles. Juniors 15-19 will be racing the “short course” reaces which are approximately 4-5 miles.

Keiki Program Dues

  • Dues are $25 per paddler

  • This includes all practices, a race jersey, and two races. Practice a few times to decide and then pay dues to Hanohano Canoe Club.

Keiki 2019 Schedule of Practices and Races

  • Sunday April 7

  • Sunday April 14

  • Sunday April 28

  • Sunday May 5

  • Saturday May 11 -  7:00 a.m. - RACE - CRYSTAL PIER - CROWN POINT, San Diego

  • Sunday May 26

  • Sunday June 2

  • Sunday June 9

  • Sunday, June 16 (Father’s Day - all family members welcome to join!)

  • Saturday June 22 - 7:00 a.m. - RACE - IRON CHAMPS - BONITA COVE, San Diego

  • Sunday June 30

  • Sunday July 7 (followed by BBQ at the site)

Youth Scholarship - Hanohano offers scholarships to area youth. Two graduating seniors from local high schools are awarded scholarships for achieved success in water sports each year.

Mahalo to our sponsors OMBAC and Taco Surf!!

For additional information and/or to be placed on the email list, please contact Terri Franklin at