Tsunami Update

10.28.2012 0

Our members answered the call once again and were quick to evacuate our equipment.   They also prepared our hale for a potentially damaging tsunami.  Luckily, the tsunami cause a surge that did not breach our makai vegetation line.  Everything is normal here at Kahului Harbor.

While there was no damage this time around, a devastating event is inevitable.  With your kokua we will be ready when the time comes.


Mahalo nui loa


HCRA State Championships results

07.31.2012 0


AAAA Division results: Lanikai 330, Kailua 329, Hawaiian 325

HCC medal count:


Boys 15: Palekana Pamat-Hett, Kauanoe Vanderpoel, Matthew Meyer, Tyson Felicilda, Kellen Bean, Kyle Knutson
Girls 16: Mikaela McDaniel, Brenna Hoonan-Amby, Kamaile Lee, Kahili Novikoff, Hi’ilei Casco, Kaulu Luuwai
Mixed 40: George Dagan, Michael Giblin, Carla Fadriquela, David Ward, Trez Harrisson, Theresa Gerry

Silver: Girls 12, Mixed 12, Boys 13, Boys 14, Girls 15, Girls 18, Freshman Men

Bronze: Boys 13, Boys 16

‘Aha ‘Aina 2012

06.22.2012 0

Hawaiian Canoe Club presents its annual ‘Aha ‘Aina Dinner & Culture Show on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at The Dunes at Maui Lani. Doors open at 5pm. Dinner at 6:30pm. Large Silent Auction. Live entertainment by Grammy Award Winner George Kahumoku and a hula showcase by the Kamali’i Program Keiki.

Dinner tickets are $40 for HCC members and $50 for non-members. They are available through HCC members, HCC office, or the online shopping center below. You can also call 893-2124 to purchase your tickets today!

HCC will again have the ‘Aha ‘Aina Drawing. The grand prize is the brand new 14 ft Bullet stand-up paddle board by Sandwich Isle Composites.  Also up for grabs is an iPad by Apple and a decorative koa wood paddle.
Drawing tickets are available for a suggested donation of $5. Purchase a raffle ticket below!

Click to download the Aha Aina donor letter and form

Purchase your Tickets Online

If you have your tickets, but have yet to purchase them, please enter the ticket numbers in the field marked “personalize your product”.
If you are purchasing multiple tickets, after you click “Add to Cart” you will see a “Checkout” link at the top of this page, after clicking “Checkout” you can adjust your quantities and click the “Update” button, then finish checkout.

‘Aha ‘Aina Dinner Ticket – $40

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‘Aha ‘Aina Raffle Ticket – $5

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John M. & Kealoha Lake Regatta

05.18.2012 0

Hawaiian Canoe Club is proud to kick off the 2012 MCHCA Regatta Season by hosting the John M. & Kealoha Lake Regatta on Saturday, June 2 at Kahului Harbor.

The day will open with an ceremony and flower drop honoring the late Kalani Gonzales, a long time paddler and racing official.  The manini (10 & under) paddlers get the racing started with their quarter mile race.  Four four events will follow with keiki, novices, maters, and open paddlers racing in events ranging from 1/4 to 1.5 miles.

In the Traditional Hale, the massage school will offer free massages to paddlers and spectators alike.  Please, e hele mai and relax.

The fun doesn’t stop when the last races are over.  All are invited to stay and eat dinner while listening to live music at HCC’s hale.  After the sun sets a DJ will blast the latest in top 40 dance music until well into the night.



Laulima Day and Canoe Weighing

04.23.2012 0

It’s time for Spring Cleaning And Canoe Weighing at HCC!
Come out on Sunday, April 29 to work on small projects around the hale and kokua to lift canoes for the official weigh in at 1:30 pmLaulima Day – Sunday, April 29, 2012: 9 am – 2 pm

Projects to be accomplished:
(Novices, Open Men and Women)
–    Remove worn seat pads
–    Install new seat pads
–    Canoe weighing at 1:30pm

–    Reorganize closets and entire kitchen
–    Deep cleaning

(Open Women)
–    Deep cleaning

Weight room
–    Deep cleaning
–    Organize weights

(High school kids)
–    Deep cleaning
–    Organize cubby holes

(Film Club)
–    Deep cleaning

(Open Men)
–    Complete fencing

(Uncles, HS kids)
–    Clean entire area around hale
–    Yard maintenance

(Breakfast club)
–    Beach cleanup


‘Ono food  and water will be provided.  Bring the entire family!

Register and train for summer paddling

04.02.2012 0

Practice Begins in
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We are accepting keiki 11 years old and up.  We are full in the 10 & under division but will take names for the waiting list.   See Kamali’i page for forms and details. Practices begin Tuesday, May 1.

Ages 10-13: Monday through Friday 2:45pm-4:00pm
Ages 14 & up:  Monday through Friday 4:00pm-5:00pm.

MEO Bus Transportation available.  See forms and schedule at the Kamali’i page.  Turn in MEO forms to HCC.

Novice practice
Novice Bs (1st year paddlers) & Novice A (2nd/3rd year paddlers) practice Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 5:00pm. Email for details or just come on down!

Open & Master 40+ Paddling
Practice schedule posted on Practice page.  Call your coach with questions: Aaron Brummel 268-9657 (open women/40 master women), Johnny Mac 281-6285 (open men/40 master men), Paul Lu’uwai 268-1755 (Master 50, 55, 60 & 65)

Hawaiian Canoe Club Competing in the Olamau Race

02.09.2012 0

Olamau, a 90 mile race across 3 islands is the first of its kind in Hawaii. Starting at Maliko Gulch March 8th and concluding on the beaches of Waikiki March 10th, this race will test paddlers in ways that no race has done before. This race is also unique in that it is open to Unlimited Spec canoes, which loosen the rules applied to Hawaiian canoe building, allowing for lighter weights (as low as 200lbs) and removing other limitations all together. The chance to be part of something progressive and significant was not to be passed by Hawaiian Canoe Clubs men, who are always ready for the next challenge and hungry for new experiences in our great cultural sport.

But where would we find an unlimited canoe? All our canoes at HCC are built to HCRA specifications. Could we find someone to help?

Learn more about Olamau and about someone who stepped up to the challenge is now (as I write this) building a canoe specifically for this race, which will represent Hawaiian Canoe Club in the inaugural Olamau Canoe Race.


Join us for ‘Ohana Day

10.17.2011 0

Come down to Hawaiian Canoe Club on Sunday, November 13 for ‘Ohana Day from 10:00am-3:00pm.

The day will include live music, Hawaiian games, food, paddling, canoe rides, keiki activities, and fun for the entire ‘ohana.

Bring your favorite lawn game, SUP boards,  OC1/OC2, kayak, beach blankets, chairs, and umbrellas.

All members of your ‘ohana are welcomed, even if they don’t paddle.

We hope you will join us for a day of no work and all play!

Fun in the Sun

04.19.2011 0


Fun in the Sun – HCC Ohana Comes Together for A Great Day on the Water


Fun in the Sun – “Kala for da Keiki!”

Over 200 paddlers turned out Sunday, May 8th for a great day of racing and fun.

Thank you to all our club members and their families who helped out.

Mahalo to local businesses for sponsoring racing teams –

Whole Foods Market – Hawaii Paddle Sports – Aloha Remodeling and Construction, Inc. – Emerald Club Realty – Mama’s Fish House – Kanaka Construction – Allegiance Excavation – Keele Ohana Builders

Mahalo to our sponsors –

Hawaii Fueling Network – Mancini Welch & Geiger LLP – Fergus & Company – Kent & Polli Smith Foundation – Bendon Family Foundation – Jac & Susan Kean – Peter & Deborah Martin Foundation – Sporting Club of the Pacific – Paragon Sailing Charters – Maui Oil Company – Carlsmith Ball

Brick by Brick: Place Your Name

09.01.2010 0

Be part of the legacy of Hawaiian Canoe Club and remind future generations of the commitment you have made to the club and keiki programs.

Hawaiian Canoe Club is proud to offer an opportunity for friends, members and supporters to sponsor a Brick Paver (as seen above) with your name, logo and text which will be used in the landscape of the Hawaiian Canoe Club Hale.  Anyone can sponsor a brick, get one for a friend or loved one!

Bricks are being sold in conjunction with HCC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on July 31.  The theme of the event as well as the club’s yearlong celebration is “Na Ho‘oilina,” or legacies. The theme reflects the deep appreciation of club members, past and present, for our founders and their legacy of “ku‘eu‘eu”: to stand together prepared, strong and humble; proud and always at the ready. The theme also expresses a strong commitment to nurture future generations of paddlers and leaders in the spirit of ku‘eu‘eu.

Two sizes available

4” x 8” Brick with 3 lines (20 characters each line) of text:                    $125
8” x 8” Brick with 6 lines (20 characters each line) of text                      $500

Be a part of HCC the legacy…order a custom brick today! Call 808-893-2124.

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Traditional Hale blessing

07.15.2010 0

After a year and a half of planning and building, Hawaiian Canoe Club will bless its Traditional Hawaiian Hale on Friday, July 30 at 5pm.  Master hale builder Francis Palani Sinenci of Hana guided HCC through the construction of the hale from start to finish.  The 50′ x 30′ hale is the first ‘legal’ hale built under the Maui County Code Chapter 15 Indigenous Architecture Building Code.

The public is welcomed to attend.

The hale wa‘a will be the piko, or center, of an intergenerational gathering place to perpetuate, preserve, and celebrate traditional Hawaiian knowledge and practices. It will meet our needs of providing a quality program for our keiki but also the opportunity to expand and improve programs that benefit the entire community.  From daily hula practices to elaborate Hawaiian ceremonies and festivals, the hale will be a place for Hawaiians, non-Hawaiians, keiki, makua and kupuna to gather, share, and enjoy Hawaiian culture.

View photos of HCC members working at the last Traditional Hale work day here.

The Traditional Hale was made possible through support from the Cooke Foundation, Group 70 Foundation, A&B Properties, the County of Maui, Otomo Engineering, Engineering Dynamics Corporation, Imua Builders, Allegiance Excavation, the Dorvin D. Leis Company, and Volvo Rentals.

Anniversary Luau

06.29.2010 0

Mahalo nui for a wonderful  celebration!  We look forward to another 50 Years of HCC!

Raffle prize WINNERS: 10’0” Mana SUP board–John Hart, koa wood paddle–The Schultz ‘Ohana, and Apple iPad–Adele Morar

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