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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.


News Flash

Ohana & Heroes- May's Virtual Race

As clubs start training, challenge each other to this virtual race - while we can't ALL be together, we can gather to race on the water in small groups. Check with your club's site rules and invite neighboring clubs to scrimmage. Let May be the start of a great summer season!

Challenge starts on Mother's Day weekend, 5/7, and continues through Memorial Day weekend, ending on 5/31!

Race as many crafts, distances and crews that you like through the month. What craft can we race on? If it can be paddled, we will make it count. Checkout the registration page for details.

Time and GPS submissions must be received by 8:59 PM on 5/31/21 at results@ncoca.com.


Register Now!



Spring Fever Virtual Race 3/22/21 - 4/4/21

NCOCA is stoked to host our next virtual race register now!

Click here to download the event flyer.



2021 Race Clinic March 7th starting 9:30 AM

NCOCA is happy to announce that the race clinic will be held on Sunday March 7, 2021 at 9:30 AM.

The clinic is open to all NCOCA club members- board of directors, coaches, safety officers, and paddlers.

This event is free of charge but we are requiring advanced registration, so please register with ample time.

The registration link and day's agenda can be obtained from any NCOCA club president.

We hope to see you all there!


2021 Valentine's Day Virtual Race Feb 5th through Feb 15th

NCOCA's Valentine's themed virtual race is a fundraising event to help support our member organizations.

Race any time, anywhere (close loop) on any watercraft (oc1, oc2, ski, SUP, or with your 6 man pod) between February 5 through February 15. The cost is $10/ paddler, 3 mile or 6 mile course. Registration starts on 2/2.


Register with your most creative Valentine's themed names at:

Click Here to Register


When you are ready to start your race, start your GPS and go! Make sure to document your time, path and submit a snapshot to results@ncoca.com before 5PM on 2/15. To make the race a fair race, we ask that all courses start and finish on the same spot. Mahalo!

Do you have cool fun pics of your race or crews, share them with us! Post them on our Facebook Page or email them with a little blurb and your time entries to Results.

Unable to race but want to help NCOCA clubs fundraise or sponsor a paddler? We've got you. We will gladly accept your donations.


NCOCA is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization






Hikianalia Arrival Ceremony & Celebration in San Francisco

On September 16, 2018, the voyaging canoe and sister to Hōkōleʻa arrived in the San Francisco Bay after a 3000 mile voyage from Hawaii, greeted by the NCOCA Fleet of Canoes, Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Norther California, members of PICA, and the San Francisco community.



Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson visits Northern California

On September 15, 2018, Way finder and Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson, visited Northern California to share Hawaiian rebirth of its Wayfinding traditions with the Northern California Community. This event was co-sponsored by Hawaii Chamber Commerce Northern California, Pacific Islander Culture Association, and Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association.



Welcome Voyaging Canoe Hikianalia to San Francisco

After an approximately 25-day, 2,800-mile voyage from Hawaiʻi to California using traditional non-instrument navigation, Hikianalia and her crew will sail into San Francisco Bay for a cultural arrival ceremony and celebration at Aquatic Park Cove on Sunday, September 16, noon to 5 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the free event, which will feature Hawaiian music, hula, voyage-inspired merchandise, and an opportunity to meet the Hikianalia crew members. On September 17 and 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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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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NCOCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations will go to invest in the education, training and racing events of the association. You can also designate a donation to our Scholarship fund.

























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