Outriggers of Waikiki

A nice feature of Waikiki beach is the presence of all the outrigger canoes.  Most are used to take out parties of tourists for short trips, some are serious club boats.

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Paddling at sunrise.
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Lashing detail.  Cotton blend is preferred; over 100 ft are used in a single canoe. waikiki-outrigger-106.JPG

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Below, the canoes of the Anuenue Canoe Club, run by paddling legend Nappy Napoleon, who this past October did his 50th Molokai-Oahu (the Molokai Hoe) race.  Staggering.

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Stubby one- or two-person canoe. waikiki-outrigger-110.JPG

Departing for training.
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Paddleboards are cool, too.
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1 Response to “Outriggers of Waikiki”


  1. 1 cominco

    Very nice beautiful boats and they must be a blast to paddle when running in with the surf. One day perhaps I’ll get to try one. Cominco

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