"Ka Nai'a... Ka Nai'a... Ka Nai'a, Do it, do it, do it!"

Open House every Sunday @ 10 A.M.
(Free, all skill levels welcome)

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Aloha! Welcome to Ka Nai’a Outrigger Canoe Club of Santa Barbara, California!

Ka Nai'a is an organization of amateur athletes with diverse abilities who represent our city, state and country by training for and participating in local, national and international outrigger competition.  

Ka Nai'a (Hawaiian for "dolphin") was founded in 1988 and offers instruction, training, and recreation to members of the Santa Barbara community by a certified and extensively experienced coaching staff.

Membership is $30 per month and open to anyone, all skill levels.

We look forward to seeing you on the beach!

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Open House every Sunday @  10 A.M.

Programs are available for both competitive and non-competitive amateur athletes of all ages. Outrigger canoeing is a sport that has something fun and challenging to offer individuals at all levels.

Ka Nai'a facilitates four weekly two hour paddling sessions to club members, which includes one free open house session every Sunday at 10 A.M.  

New paddlers are given a general orientation to the sport and taught basic techniques, safety tips, as well as an experience of the marina they will not soon forget. For many beginners, Ka Nai’a is a first time exposure to outrigger canoeing, and many find it quite addicting.  

(Look for the green and white boats)

Check out the video of the 2010 Race Team paddling to Santa Cruz Island!

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If you have any questions, contact Mike and Linda Ofner

1505 San Leandro Lane

Santa BarbaraCA 93108

Phone: (805) 969-5595

Fax: (805) 565-0993

  • Always have them in the canoes, one for each paddler.
  • Every canoe must have at least one, even though we never want to huli!
  • All paddlers must be able to tread water and swim or you must wear a life jacket.
  • Check weather conditions.
  • Bring warm clothes and drinking water
  • Wear thin layers during workout
  • Check rigging and plug the ama
  • Bring along a spare blade
  • Use common sense to ensure safety