Come make a paddle with your friends and family!

Uncle Bobby’s Paddle Workshop 2024 – 2 classes Feb & March – No Spots open.

Uncle Bobby’s once a year paddle workshop is back! Donʻt miss out. This is a UNIQUE experience in learning about Hawaiian culture, tropical woods, and the ocean sport of outrigger canoeing. 

  • Learn how paddles are made and repaired.
  • Make your own paddle with the help of a master!
  • Be in class but work at your own speed! Bobby, David, and Neal will be there!
  • Steering, double bend or straight shaft.. your choice.
  • Bobby will help if you need more time everyone is welcome at the hale!
  • A paddle you can be proud of!
  • Enjoy the hands-on experience of finishing your own wooden 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!
  • 6 classes one paddle. $400.

Dates: First three weekends in February, starting Feb 3, 2024; March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31. 
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: $400

Both workshops are now SOLD OUT. Please check back later for future opportunities. 

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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!