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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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Na Wahine O Ke Kai 2013
NCOCA Debbie Green, daughter Dana and crew are highlighted in this wonderful and moving video by Whosane, FocalBox Productions. Mahaloz to the Wahine, Whosane and crew for their continued efforts to perpetuate what we love to do, and show the channel is never an easy crossing. Very well done...very powerful and a fine emotional touch to capture our friends and the beauty of outrigger paddling. Our sport harnesses the beauty of nature, in the form of wind and ocean, and the koa tree. It touches on the many hands that make outrigger paddling possible from the canoe builder, paddle maker, support crews...the crew itself who train and travel countless hours, lastly the artisans who document everyone's effort for many to understand and learn what we do with the talent they posses.

Aloha spirit fills the Santa Cruz wharf
Read the full article in the The Santa Cruz Sentinel.

One day...
On August 11th the NCOCA got our day to play, relax and have fun. For us that meant being on the water enjoying what we love to do most…paddle outrigger.

Lake Tahoe Outrigger Challenage - August 24-25, 2013
Kawaiulu O Tahoe is hosting an event for the first time in South Lake Tahoe area.

Bob "Fatty" Bowen Memorial Regatta at San Pablo Reservoir
Benicia Outrigger Canoe Club would like to thank all of you for attending the regatta last Saturday. It was an honor to host this regatta for you and to also host this race as Memorial to Bob Fatty Bowen. Read more

Canoe club brings aloha spirit to Napa River
When I dropped by her Ohana Wa’a Outrigger Canoe Club practice at Napa Valley Yacht Club two Wednesdays ago, I felt like someone who might have read about it in the newspaper and shown up out of the blue... Read the full article.

Family of the Wa'a - Official Documentary Trailer
A gripping story of Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddlers recreating the journey of the Hawaiian island ancestors in their canoe. Filmmaker and some of the paddlers will be present at the screening!  View the video.

'Round the Rock Challenge Summary and Videos
On August 6th the Annual Round the Rock Challenge started off at Crissy Field with the Short Course and 21 eager crews including a number of keiki crews. It was a mad dash to the first turn followed by a visit by 3 Vaka right unto the beach.  Read the article.

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