Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club (LOCC) is based at King Harbor in Redondo Beach. The club has a long and rich history in the Polynesian tradition of outrigger canoe paddling.
LOCC has as many as 5-6 men’s teams and 5-6 women’s teams in a given season with varying levels of experience in each team, from beginners (novice) to world class athletes who have competed in the Olympics. That is over 150 paddlers each season!
People who have never paddled before are encouraged to come out. The novice division includes races that are shorter with more instruction given. So it’s OK to get involved at any time!
The non-profit organization was formed in 1970. Today it is a diverse group of paddlers ranging from junior paddlers (ages 12-19) to adults (ages 19-75), and from varied backgrounds such as lifeguards, firefighters, teachers, scientists, business owners, contractors, fitness experts, computer programmers and many more. Members come to the team with varying athletic backgrounds, with some looking to be highly competitive and others for the chance to exercise and meet new friends.
Practices begin in March, for new paddlers, for both men and women. The practice and race schedule is posted on LOCC’s website. Schedules are subject to change, so always check back for updates.
If you’ve ever wondered about getting involved in Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing, check out Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club to learn more.
Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club
280 Marina Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Photo Credit: C. Silvester, Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club