photo of bobby and dave and travisUncle Bobby’s paddle workshops are rich experiences in learning about Hawaiian culture, in tropical woods, and in the ocean sport of outrigger canoeing. There is room for 10 participants.

Dates: Jan 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31-Feb 1 (2009)
Time: 8 am – 12 noon
Location: Bobby’s home in Kaneʻohe; directions will be sent after you register
Price: $325 for Foundation Members; $350 for others (one year membership is included)

The paddle making workshop is hands-on and includes learning how a paddle is made, how to repair a paddle, and selecting a paddle of your own to finish from the rough stage. You will also learn the origins and characteristics of many woods. Using both power tools and hand-shaping, this is your chance to be immersed in Hawaiian woodworking.

Comments from Past Attendees:

  • “Bobby’s style of teaching made the workshop very enjoyable. He truly exemplifies the aloha spirit.”
  • “Bobby was amazing – generous with time, energy, knowledge, love and attention.”
  • “It was a wonderful mix of information, skill-building, and social interaction. I loved the hands-on stuff – especially use of the machines. Pat’s food was great!”

Register Here