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The Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association (NCOCA), was formed to primarily promote the sport of outrigger canoeing.

It is our hope that our web site will give you information about this exciting and wonderful sport. If you are looking to join, please find a club that is convenient to you in the Clubs web page. You can also view ALL of the club locations on this google map.


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An Evening with Nainoa Thompson

Please join NCOCA, The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California, PICA, and other sponsors in celebrating Nainoa Thompson, renowned Pwo navigator and Polynesian Voyaging Society president (Hōkūleʻa). He will be making a rare appearance in San Francisco to speak about the 40-year journey of rediscovering oceanic celestial navigation and how it has ignited a community of leaders, empowered our youth, and created a world-wide movement of global sustainability to preserve our planet Earth for generations to come.

Ticket cost: $5 for general admission, 4 tickets per person limit; Free for students. There are only 150 seats available, so hurry! We hope to see you there!

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2018 NCOCA Scholarship

The NCOCA is offering Scholarships for prospective college students.
If interested in applying, please download and review the NCOCA Scholarship documents. Follow the directions and please note the upcoming deadline on the application.
Many thanks to the NCOCA Scholarship Committee, made of Presidents and Coaches of the NCOCA.

Download the NCOCA Scholarship form.



Disaster Relief-Kauai Canoe Clubs

Severe flooding has caused an enormous amount of damage to some of our canoe clubs on Kauai. Hanalei Canoe Club and NaMolokama Canoe Club were hit the hardest. They have lost most of their canoes and equipment. We don't even know the full extent of the damage yet, but we'd like to get started helping them recover.

If you've been there or dream of paddling Hanalei Bay, it is a magical experience. The only way to have that experience is for Namolokama or Hanalei Outrigger to give you a seat in one of their six-man canoes, or for a local paddler to take one of the one-man canoes off one of these racks and take you out. The local paddlers are very generous with the magic of this Bay. The new OC6 costs $20K, a one man is $5K. If you can help even a little, please do.



First Polynesian Heritage Night at the Sharks Tank

The NCOCA Leadership was touched by how many of our Ohana made the drive on a work night to support the very 1st Polynesian Heritage Night at the Sharks tank. All around smiles and Aloha spirit, we are so very proud of NCOCA!

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