Puakea paddles hanging to dry

Our annual Make Your Own Paddle Workshop is back again! Uncle Bobby’s once a year paddle workshop is a rich experience in learning about Hawaiian culture, tropical woods, and the ocean sport of outrigger canoeing.

  • Learn how paddles are made and repaired.
  • Enjoy the hands-on experience of finishing your own paddle to take home.
  • Makes a great gift for your family members and friends!
  • This program is great for adults and families have a great time doing this together!

You will learn so much about Hawaiian culture, about wood-working, about outrigger canoeing, and listen to stories about many Hawaiian legends, from on and off the water! This workshop is for 6 days, over three weekends. If you have to miss a session or two, not to worry!

Dates: February Feb 7 & 8; 14 & 15; 21 & 22, 2015 (Three weekends)
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Location:  Puakea Foundation Learning Center at Heʻeia. Directions will be sent to you after you register.
Donation: $350

Please click the Donate button below to register for the course:

If you have additional questions, please email Pat at waamau@puakea.org.

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Workshop fee includes all supplies to make your own hand-made wood paddle. This program is limited to 10 people so act soon!

Paddle Maker Chris Gardner made this awesome YouTube video from the 2013 workshop!

A hui hou!

Meet a Few Paddle Graduates from 2014

puakea paddle workshop graduates

taking notes at the puakea paddle workshop