HUI WA'A O WAIKOLOA
The Waikoloa Canoe Club is a non-profit organization that was started in 1985 by a group of paddling enthusiast from the Waikoloa community. The club is headquartered at the south end of 'Anaeho'omalu Bay near the public entrance to the beach.
The club has been a member of the Moku O Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Racing Association since its inception, and has enjoyed quite a bit of success despite its relatively small size. Aside from our participating in the Moku O Hawaii "Regatta" season we've had numerous crews qualify to represent the BIG Island in the Annual State Championship, as well as other off Island "Long Distances" races.
Being a canoe club our activities are centered on our canoes. We currently have five fiberglass "Hawaiian Racer" canoes, The Naupaka, Naupaka Kahakai, Lokahi Holomua, Kanilike and Kialoa Kou Po'okela.
However, our pride and joy is the "KAMA O KA LANI" which is a koa racing canoe that was made here on the BIG Island by master craftsman Ray Bumatay of Hilo. Kama O Ka Lani was built twenty-five years ago and named after Rays Son. After a long tour of duty on Oahu the members of the Waikoloa Canoe Club came together and raised the money to bring Kama O Ka Lani back home to the BIG Island where he belongs!.As a Club we not only participate in the sport of Outrigger Canoe Racing, but we also try to do our share for the community that has supported us so well over the years.
Our Goal is to perpetuate the sport of Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Racing by teaching our paddlers the proper seamanship and techniques needed to continue our winning tradition!
The purpose of Waikoloa Canoe Club is to strengthen family and community relationships, improve ourselves both mentally and physically, help eliminate social differences, create positive interdependence, and help preserve local customs and traditions by perpetuating the sport of outrigger canoe racing.