o Hawaii of Sacramento is a cultural organization founded in 1971
that perpetuates the Hawaiian/Polynesian culture through outrigger
canoeing and racing. What sets Hui o Hawaii of Sacramento apart
from other groups is our focus on promoting the Hawaiian culture
through education and participation.
way of promoting the Hawaiian culture is through the exciting and
friendly competition of outrigger canoe racing. The hoe wa'a (paddlers)
are taught various canoeing techniques by our coaches, class instructors
and veteran paddlers.
o Hawaii of Sacramento welcomes anyone who is interested in learning
about the culture of Hawaii and the "Aloha Spirit". And no worries
if you do not own any canoeing gear. We always have extra paddles
and life jackets available. Friendly smiles and warm "aloha" await
you on the water. A Hui Hou!
advocates for spreading the "Aloha Spirit" and Hawaiian culture
to the community, Hui o Hawaii of Sacramento is a proud member of
the Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association www.ncoca.com;
a collaborative group of outrigger canoe clubs for Northern California.
community involvement and our affiliation with NCOCA is very important
to us, our group rally's to host and/or co-host canoe racing events
during the regular season. In support of the aspirations for higher
education, Hui o Hawaii of Sacramento hosts an annual fundraiser
St. Patrick's Day Scramble at Lake Natoma in an effort to afford
sponsor scholarships to our members.
Green has been an avid paddler/outrigger canoe racer for more than
20 years. He is proficient with OC-1's (one-man canoes), OC-2's
(two-man canoes) and OC-6's (six-man canoes). Kim Green, John's
wife and partner both on and off the water, has been paddling for
five years. While John and Kim are the primary instructors for our
paddlers, there are plenty of support coaches and class instructors
for all levels. As a testament to their admiration for friendly
competition and for the sport of outrigger canoeing, this dynamic
coaching ensemble offers their time and will share their talents
with anyone who is interested in learning about outrigger canoeing
for leisure or for friendly competition.