on Sunday, 15 October 2017.

CONGRATULATIONS to all our paddlers on a GREAT 2017 Season!!

With the Monterey Bay Crossing in the books our 2017 racing season has come to close!

Weekday practices have ended as of October 12th. Saturday practices will continue throughout the year (weather permitting, of course) and Recreational Paddling on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month will continue as well.

We look forward to continue seeing everyone on the beach on Saturdays and Rec Paddle days as well, and look forward with anticipation to the start of the new year and the 2018 season!

Mahalo Nui Loa to all the coaches for their hard work and dedication throughout the 2017 season:

  • Uncle Les:  Head Coach

  • Dale: Assisting Ric with women’s crews; float for others as needed

  • Leah: Novice women

  • Jim: Novice, Open, Master men
  • Alan: Sr. Master men

  • Keanu: Float for others as needed
  • Lisa P.: float for women as needed
  • Michael: Keiki sprints
  • Melissa: Keiki sprints to assist Michael
  • Jane: Keiki sprints to assist Michael

  • Nancy and Lisa K. beach support/logistics support w/ keikis for sprints


TENTATIVE 2018 Practice Schedule:

  • Until day light savings change, distance practices Sat., 7:30 am
  • 1st and 3rd Sunday Rec paddle 8:00 am

  • After March 11th (DST Begins):
    • Monday and Wednesday 5:30 pm: All women’s crews

    • Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 pm: All men’s crews

    • Tuesdays 5:30 pm: Keiki sprints
      • Time may go earlier pending coaches availability and once keikis are out of school
      • Will add Thursdays 5:30 pm once school is out

  • Saturdays: 7:30 am for distance; sprints at 9:00 am
    • NB: distance may start earlier after 3/11 for additional water time


Keep an eye out for the 2018 waivers early next year.


Thanks so much,


Ke Kai Coaching Team