About Us

Meet Our Coaches
Head coach Mike Ofner and his wife, technique coach Linda Ofner, are long time residents of Santa Barbara.  The Ofners have over 20 years of coaching experience and are the undisputed heart of Ka Nai’a Outrigger.

Not only have Mike and Linda participated in many state Iron and Sprint championships as both athletes and coaches, they have both placed in several U.S. Distance Championships – Newport to Catalina as well as World Distance KOA Division Champions from Molokai to Hawaii.  

The wealth of knowledge and expertise they have to share is invaluable to the club.

Linda continues to participate and race as an active paddler; she is a true inspiration both on and off the water.

Both Mike and Linda teach outrigger canoeing classes at Santa Barbara City College and Westmont College; Mike as an adjunct instructor and Linda as a professional volunteer.  Both also facilitate and teach the Ka Nai’a Summer Youth Outrigger Program in conjunction with the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department.  The program includes kayak and stand-up paddling.

They remind us all that KaNai'a is a small club with big heart; taught to train hard and never give up.


CLUB RACE RESULTS:

2016

Crystal Pier Iron:
Open Co-ed - 1st
Open Co-ed - 3rd

Rig Run Iron:
Novice Coed - 1st
Open Men - 1st
Open Women - 1st

Marina Iron:
Open Co-ed - 1st

Ventura Iron:
Open Women - 2nd
Open Men - 3rd

Iron State Championships:
Open Women
- 2nd
Open Men - 3rd

Dana Point 9-Man Change:
Open Bradley Men - 1st
Open Bradley Women - 1st

Oceanside 9-Man Change:
Open Bradley Men- 1st
Open Bradley Women - 2nd

U.S. Catalina Distance Championship:
Open Men's Bradley - 
Open Women's Bradley - 

2015

Crystal Pier Iron:
Novice Co-ed - 1st
Open Co-ed - 2nd
Open Co-ed - 3rd
Open Co-ed - 4th

Rig Run Iron:
Open Co-ed - 1st
Novice Coed - 3rd
Short Course Men - 3rd
Open Men - 4th

Marina Iron:
Open Co-ed - 1st
Novice Coed - 2nd

Ventura Iron:
Short Course Women - 1st
Open Co-ed - 3rd
OPen Men - 3rd

Iron State Championships:
Short Course Men
- 1st
Open Coed
- 2nd
Short Course Women - 3rd

Dana Point 9-Man Change:
Open Co-ed - 1st
Open Co-ed - 3rd

Oceanside 9-Man Change:
Open Men's Bradley - 2nd
Open Co-ed - 2nd

U.S. Catalina Distance Championship:
Open Men's Bradley - 2nd
Open Women's Bradley - 3rd

2014

Crystal Pier Iron:
Open Co-ed - 2nd
Rig Run Iron:
Novice Men- 1st
Open Men - 4th
Marina Iron:
Open Co-ed - 1st
Novice Men- 2nd
Ventura Iron:
Novice Men- 1st
Short Course Open Women - 3rd
Open Coed- 4th
Iron State Championships:
Short Course Open Women
 - 1st
Short Course Open Men
- 2nd
Open Men - 3rd
Dana Point 9-Man Change:
Open Co-ed - 1st
Oceanside 9-Man Change:
Open Co-ed - 2nd
Open Co-ed - 3rd

U.S. Catalina Distance Championship:
Open Co-ed 1st
Open Men's Bradley - 3rd

2013

Crystal Pier Iron:
Open Co-ed - 2nd
Rig Run Iron:
Open Men's Bradley - 1st
Open Women- 4th
Short Course Women - 4th
Marina Iron:
Open Co-ed - 2nd
Short Course Women- 3rd
Ventura Iron:
Open Women - 2nd
Short Course Women- 4th
Iron State Championships:
Open Men's Bradley - 3rd
Oceanside Change:
Open Men - 4th
U.S. Catalina Distance Championship:
Open Men's Bradley - 3rd

2012

Crystal Pier Iron:
Short Course Women - 1st
Rig Run Iron:
Open Co-ed - 2nd
Short Course Women - 3rd
Short Course Men - 4th
Marina Iron:
Short Course Women - 4th
Iron State Championships:
Open Co-ed - 2nd
Dana Point Change:
Open Co-ed - 2nd
U.S. Catalina Distance Championship:
Open Co-ed - 6th

2011

Rig Run Iron:
Open Co-ed - 1st
Marina Iron:
Short Course Men - 4th
Novice Co-ed - 2nd
Ventura Iron:
Novice Co-ed - 3rd
Avila Beach Iron:
Short Course Men - 1st
Short Course Women - 2nd
Iron State Championships:
Open Co-ed - 1st
Novice Co
-ed - 4th
U.S. Catalina Distance Championship:
Open Co-ed - 6th

2010

Crystal Pier Iron:
Men's Novice - 2nd
Open Women - 3rd
Short Course Women - 3rd
Rig Run Iron:
Novice Co-ed - 1st
Marina Iron:
Novice Co-ed - 1st
Novice Men - 3rd
Short Course Women - 3rd
Ventura Iron:
Novice Co-ed - 2nd
Avila Beach Iron:
Short Course Women - 3rd
Open Women - 3rd
Iron State Championships:
Short Course Women - 1st
Short Course Men - 3rd
Open Co-ed - 2nd
U.S. Catalina Distance Championship:
Open Co-ed - 4th


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Coaches Linda and Mike Ofner

1505 San Leandro Lane

Santa BarbaraCA 93108

Phone: (805) 969-5595

Fax: (805) 565-0993



kanaia_occ@yahoo.com