Beach Walk 164 – Hawaii State Canoe Races

Remember the women we met in show #72? They qualified for the State Championships!

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About Today’s Show

Today we are at the Hawaii State Outrigger Canoe Championship Races. Paddlers from all over the Hawaiian Islands come to compete. Ages range from 12-60+ and this is one adrenalin packed day! There are a limited number of racing lanes; each crew must earn enough points during the regular racing season to qualify.

Notice the beautiful all wood canoes, hand-carved from a single koa tree log.

This show features the Novice B women’s race and Novice B Mixed (women and men) race. You may recognize some of the paddlers from show #72, when they were just starting their training. You Lost fans may also recognize “Krengel” who is AD on the TV show, and was guest director on Beach Walk #64.

Lost fans: I also recommend this site by Ryan and Jen, two Hawaii friends of ours.

Today’s extra show music is “Memory” by Annika and can be found on the Podsafe Music Network.

Hawaiian words
Wa’a: canoe
Hoe: paddle

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  1. Kris Krengel says

    WOW – This was so great to see ourselves racing with the best of all of HAWAII.

    You really captured the essence of how much competition there is out there.

    Thanks ROXANNE for letting the world see a bit of a fabulous sport.

  2. cynthia blake says

    Mahalo Nui Loa for capturing the energy and excitement of a most amazing sport and perfect day!