Koa Canoe Racing in 2016

We crossed again! Uncle Bobby was so thrilled to be able to cross the Molokaʻi Channel with 2 crews again this year, during the Nā Wahine O Ke Kai and the Molokaʻi Hoe. Mahalo everyone for helping us to support the art of koa canoe racing. Interested in crossing the channel in a koa canoe?
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Uncle Bobby to be Grand Marshall at the Catalina Crossing

Uncle Bobby is so excited! In one of those amazing life coincidences, he will be serving as the Grand Marshall of the famous Catalina Crossing race from Newport Beach, CA to Catalina Island, this Saturday, September 8th, on his 70th birthday! Bobby’s crew actually won this race in 1999, so he has a long history
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The Hawaii State Canoe Races

What a great day! The Puakea Foundation had a booth at the State Races on August 4th. (Thank you Na Wahine,) We were able to share our new model of the “Puakea Learning Center” with so many of you. Our “lucky Number Drawing” was a huge success, to all our winners of visors, t-shirts, an
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Makapo Paddlers Take Third Place!

This past weekend the Puakea Foundation sponsored the Makapo blind racing crew from the Makapo Canoe Club in California at the world famous Queen Liliuokalani Canoe Race in Kona. This crew took third place in the Koa Division, Women 40+ and is an outstanding accomplishment by any measure. (Uncle Bobby also donated a hand-made paddle
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Kialoa Battle of the Paddles Supports Puakea

Kialoa Paddles is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a special event at their Battle of the Paddle Standup Race at Duke Kahanamoku Beach May 14-15 and they are sharing their success with the Puakea Foundation of Hawaii, Inc. A special welcoming party and aloha concert for competitors will be hosted by Quiksilver Waterman Collection on
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Getting Ready for Molokai

It is long distance racing season and the Foundation is preparing to send crews on the Kaʻiwi Channel 41-mile crossing. They will be racing in the koa canoe, which is rarely used these days as most clubs use their fiberglass boats. If you are racing for the Puakea Foundation, you will need to complete these
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