Kauai Outrigger Association

Thanks to all for a great NaPali Challenge! Off-island participants please click here for our survey. Hope see everyone for next year’s race on August 4th, 2019! Click here for 2018 results!

Thank you for visiting KOAPaddler.org. Kauai Outrigger Association (KOA) is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving and perpetuating Hawaiian culture through the sport of

Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Paddling.


HCRA is offering their annual scholarship again! For all 4-year and 2-year college student paddlers, as well as various trade schools. Click here to submit! Deadline is July first and it’s not flexible, don’t delay!

Formerly known as Garden Island Canoe Racing Association (GICRA), Kauai Outrigger Association (KOA) marked its first year in 2015. We look forward towards a bright future as we continue to build upon the foundation through continued engagement of our communities and visiting crews.

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The Association’s purpose is to promote and encourage participation in Hawaiian canoe racing activities within its community as well as inter-club, inter-island and internationally. KOA consists of eleven (11) member clubs on the island of Kauai and is the proud sponsor of the Prince Kuhio Long Distance and Na Pali Challenge. The Prince Kuhio race kicks-off a week-long celebration of the life and contributions of Hawaiian royal Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole. The Na Pali Challenge long distance race is singularly unique and covers some of the most amazing waters in the world.