Ka’ili Moikeha, Club Manager











Ka’ili was born and raised near ocean sports. She comes from a strong family of canoe paddlers. While she was born on Oahu, she spent most of her childhood growing up in Wailuku, Maui.

Ka?ili has been in various leadership positions throughout Hawai’i as it relates to outrigger canoe paddling. She is currently the Hawaii Area Coordinator for World Sprints, the Race Director for Na’Opio Canoe Racing Association, and the Vice-President of N??Ohana O Na Hui Wa’a. She started paddling and steering at an early age.

Coming from a large family, she is the eldest of eight children and knows the importance of ohana, that your canoe family is an extension of yourself. Her experiences in various organizations have afforded Ka?ili with knowledge and experience that will be a great resource for our family here at Hawaiian Canoe Club.

Paul Ka’uhane Lu’uwai, Program Director

Paul is synonymous with canoe paddling in Hawai’i.  At the helm of the Keiki Division at HCC for over 30 years, he has coached over 2,000 keiki and has won numerous county, state, world and high school championships.  He is the proud father of Hi’ilei, the steerswoman for HCC’s 18 girls.

Paul holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from University of Hawaii-Manoa (Honolulu, HI) and a State of Hawai’i Marine Captain License.  He is a physical education and health teacher at King Kekaulike High School and has been coaching paddling for over thirty years at the high school, college, and club levels.  He is an experienced waterman and is knowledgeable about Hawaiian culture.

As the Kamali’i Program Director, Paul responsible for implementing the daily activities of the program and promoting a safe and positive learning environment.  He manages a staff of 10 and oversees approximately 150 youth during excursions to Lana’i, Kaho’olawe, and Moloka’i.


Kellen Bean, Assistant Program Director


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