Maui Canoe Club

The World's Largest Recreational Only Outrigger Canoe Paddling Club

Poi Dog Paddling

The understanding of the origin of dogs in Polynesia is ambiguous at best, but most studies indicate that they originated in southeast China. It is likely that the migration of dogs … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Coral Spawning Watch (or: Sex in the SeaTea :)

First off, I’d like to apologize, no – really, for the addition to the title of Mike Elam’s fine blog about this special event. It was sans the “Sex” part, … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Huli Huli: Not so Bad Unless You’re a Chicken.

Maui Canoe Club was wise enough to invite Dave Kalama to lead a canoe surfing workshop for our captains. With that, I’m going to start this story by telling you … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Canoe Surfing: A Swell South Swell

Summer is the time of the South Swell. Gone are the northern storms that make the giant, infamous, Hawaiian North Shore waves of Pipeline, Sunset, and Jaws. In summer, the … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Canoe Blessing: Birth of a New Canoe

Maui Canoe Club has had the great fortune of adding a brand new member to our club: Pu’ukani (sweet voice), our newest Bradley Lightning canoe. As mentioned, canoes are thought … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hula Plant Photos of the Day: Palapalai. Reblogged from The National Parks of the Pacific Ocean

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Merrie Monarch Festival, today’s hula plant of the day is palapalai (Microlepia strigosa), an indigenous fern that serves as one of the … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment


On March 13, 2013 Alexander & Baldwin Inc. announced a donation in the amount of $1,000.00 to Maui Canoe Club in support of the club’s recreational and cultural programs.  Specifically … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

MCC Adds Hawaiian Culture Workshops Starting with: “Aloha Spirit”

Maui Canoe Club is proud to introduce a series of workshops on Hawaiian Culture. This eight-part series will be presented by MCC member, Keoki Sousa, and in conjunction with the … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Legend of Pāka’a and the Sailing Canoe

As a youth, Pāka’a desired more than anything to eat his fill of mālolo (flying fish).  He carefully watched the eight-man fishing canoes as they threaded their way along the … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Kanu Culture: Right-of-Way

With so many canoes launching, landing, and out on the water at this time of year, it’s a great time to review the rules of Rights of Way, especially for … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

Our Kanu: A Beautiful, Brand New, Custom Sail

Maui Canoe Club has the most beautiful new sail for our sailing canoe. It’s a custom 100 square feet of absolute sailing performance, enhanced by the elegance of the modified … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Whale-watching Do’s and Don’ts and Potential $10,000 Fines…

YAY! It’s whale season again on Maui! Our annual visit by the Humpback whales is such a special time of year. Almost all of our paddles now include some kind of interaction … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Kanu: Hoku Holo O Ke Kai

Hoku Holo O Ke Kai means: “Traveling Star of the Sea.” She is a Bradley Striker canoe and is wicked fun. Many hands have gone into her design, and she … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Legend of the Naupaka Flower – Another Tragic Love Story…

By Coral Rick. The Legend of the Naupaka flower is told differently throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  The Naupaka is the bush with glossy green leaves, found growing near the road … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment


Just look for the red, white, and blue canoes!
Member & visitor paddle 7:30 & 8:30 M-F. All other times are reserved for members only, and their friends and family.


Hoe hapai


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