Paddle Workshop Graduates

Graduates of the Make Your Own Paddle Workshop with Uncle Bobby Puakea

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!

Dates: February Feb 10 & 11; 17 & 18; 24 & 25, 2018 (Three weekends)
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Location:  Puakea Foundation Learning Center at Heʻeia State Park in Kaneohe. Directions will be sent to you after you register.
Donation: $350 (includes membership)

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

If you have additional questions, please email Aunty Pat at

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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!

Enjoy these photos from the workshop