Recreational paddling on the Monterey Bay

on Sunday, 26 January 2014.

Do you want to try paddling but unsure where to begin?

Aloha Everyone,

Do you want to try paddling but unsure where to begin?
Ke Kai O'Uhane Outrigger Canoe Center offers recreational paddling on the first and third Sunday of the month, starting at 8:00 am, meeting at the East side of Monterey Bay Kayaks by Del Monte Beach, across from McDonalds. If you are someone new to the area and want to try outrigger paddling, see what Ke Kai is about, even if you’re a novice who has never held a paddle before, come down and experience the Bay “Island style”, in a friendly, relaxed environment!

We will ask you to fill out an NCOCA Waiver Form (Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association) and we provide safety gear, paddles, instruction, and a fun morning.
We'll return back to the beach, put away the equipment and be done by around 11 am. Due to limited space and to ensure we have enough steerspersons, more than 3 in a group require advance notice & confirmation. (This paddle is best suited for ages 14 & up)

We offer these sessions as a way to learn basic paddling techniques, stay in shape, meet new friends, fine-tune our paddling skills, and try out advanced skills, like learning to steer.
You can give paddling a try for free for up to 4 times, and if you like it, you can join our center and become a part of our Ke Kai paddling and hula Ohana.
There is no better way to start your day than a paddle on beautiful Monterey Bay. So what are you waiting for, come give paddling a try!

Assume you will get wet. It is a water sport, after all.
• Footwear that is lightweight and can be worn in the water, such as flip flops and reef shoes. In the winter, wear neoprene booties.
• Comfortable clothing that allows movement: shorts, tech shirt or rash guard, and a sun hat or visor on warm days; on colder days, slightly warmer clothing such as a long sleeve rash guard, wool or synthetic beanie, and windbreaker. (We warm up quickly as we paddle!)
• In the winter, layer with fleece, neoprene, nylon, and other synthetics. Wool is fine, but synthetics are lighter, warmer, and retain less water. Even if you wear a wetsuit, carry along an extra water-and-windproof outer layer.
• DON'T WEAR COTTON! When wet, it stops being an insulator, and instead becomes a heat conductor.
• A strap for your glasses or sunglasses.
• A bottle of water.
• Sunscreen
• Warm clothes to change into afterwards!

Basic Technique Video
This is a good introductory video for basic paddling technique from Keauhou Canoe Club, Keauhou Paddling Lesson

Upcoming Paddle Dates:
Sign Up: To sign up for a rec paddle date, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dates: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month - See the Ke Kai Calendar for current dates.
Times: 8:00AM - 11:00AM-ish
Locaton: Del Monte Beach, next to Monterey Bay Kayaks
Cost: FREE (first four sessions)

We look forward to seeing you on the beach!

Dale Kerrigan
Coach, Ke Kai O'Uhane Outrigger Canoe Center and Hula Ohana

Check the fun!Rec Paddle Video