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Racers from Arizona, SoCal, New Mexico, Washington, Canada, and as far away as Tahiti hit the waters this past weekend in the 4th Annual Havasu Heat Outrigger Race, hosted by the Lake Havasu City Outrigger Canoe Club (LHCOCC). The event included single outriggers (OC1 and V1 rudderless), doubles, 6-...

04/15/2023 11:58 PM - Comment(s)
The heat is on!

Havasu Heat —April 1st, 2023


On Saturday, April 1st, LHCOCC will host the 4th annual Havasu Heat. It features single and double paddlers, six-person teams, and SUPs from Arizona, Southern California, New Mexico, and Hawaii. Long-course races: 7am; Short-course races: 10am.


A Ch...

03/15/2023 12:20 AM - Comment(s)
Va'a California Signals acceleration of rudderless growth

Newport Aquatic Center, a longstanding paddling club in Southern California, just held its first of three V1-only races. It is yet one more nod to the presence of rudderless paddling in the U.S.

The first of three “Va’a California” events underscores the growing recognition of  rudderless p...

03/06/2023 10:27 PM - Comment(s)
Va'a California: The Race for V1s Continues!

In what is fast becoming a major trend in outrigger paddling, rudderless outrigger races will soon hit the waters of Southern California. Newport Aquatic Center (NAC) has joined the growing list of clubs sponsoring races for paddlers exclusively using the traditional Tahitian V1 ...

03/06/2023 10:21 PM - Comment(s)
ARE Tahiti Marara gets a makeover for 2023!

Well, not exactly! The ARE TAHITI V1 Marara is still  the same great rudderless canoe. But now, ARE TAHITI is giving paddlers another choice: The ARE Tahiti V1 MAKO.


To meet the needs of paddlers of varying body types, ARE Tahiti has designed a V1 rudderless canoe with all the perfor...

01/08/2023 11:02 PM - Comment(s)
One hot race, with a very cool giveaway!

On Saturday, November 5, paddlers will descend on Parker, Arizona for Another Dam Race (ADR) 2022 where Na Leo ‘O Ke Kai will fundraise and raffle off a rudderless ARE Tahiti V1 Marara outrigger canoe. The proceeds will benefit Na Leo 'O Ke Kai’s newly formed Keiki program. Raffle tickets ...

11/04/2022 08:37 AM - Comment(s)
Another dam race gets another distinguished guest

Among the hundreds of paddlers at ADR Saturday, November 5, one will stand out, both for his sheer stature and because he will be on hand to bless a new children’s book capturing his story: “A Special Kind of Family.”

This lavishly illustrated story of Hawaii wisdom keeper “Uncle” Kimo...

10/11/2022 08:34 AM - Comment(s)
The Speed of Light

To no one’s surprise, Shell Va’a won the recent 2022 Catalina Crossing. What is surprising is that they dominated the race. Aside from their rigorous training and impeccable paddling technique, especially on ocean swells, Shell Va’a had a secret weapon. 

For the fir...

10/04/2022 08:32 AM - Comment(s)
Another dam race, with a rudderless twist!

On Saturday, November 5, paddlers will flock to Parker, Arizona for a day of outrigger racing and the enduring spirit of ohana. Yes, it’s Another Dam Race (ADR) 2022.

In addition to the regularly scheduled races, there will be a “race-within-a-race.” All ARE Tahiti V1 Marara and o...

09/29/2022 08:27 AM - Comment(s)
10th Annual LA County Dragon Boat Festival 2022
Come join us at Irwindale’s Santa Fe Dam as they host the 10th annual Los Angeles County Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, October 1. Gates open at 6am and there is a $12 entry fee per vehicle. 

ARE Outrigger World will be there to demo their new rudderless ARE Tahiti V1 Marara outrigger canoes.


09/27/2022 08:23 AM - Comment(s)
Shell VA'A meets socal paddling community!
September 14, 2022

The “Catalina Crossing,” modified slightly due to storm warnings, will be held this Sunday, September 11. But the paddling community couldn’t wait to “meet and greet” Tahiti’s Shell Va’a team up close, in-between the team’s race preparation that includes everything from o...

09/14/2022 08:15 AM - Comment(s)
Shell VA'A crosses the most important line of all!

Catalina Crossing,” the venue for the 2022 US Outrigger Championships, had to take a slightly different turn this year, literally, due to storm warnings over the island. But the races still provided plenty of excitement, with both the start and finish at Newport Dunes and a turn near the middle of ...

09/14/2022 08:12 AM - Comment(s)
Catalina Crossing draws world-class Shell VA'A

The “Catalina Crossing” is little more than a month away, but excitement is already buzzing with the anticipation of the renowned Shell Va’a team from Tahiti being in the race.

The world’s preeminent outrigger team, Shell Va’a will make its maiden voyage paddling in the 2022 ...

08/03/2022 08:09 AM - Comment(s)
Downwind, and up to the challenge!

L-R: Kelly Truitt, Aryana Perez, Stacey Scanlan, Christianne Maigre de Abascal, Katie Peck, Megan Roberts

A woman’s crew that finished Second at The Gorge Downwind Champs might have had the most Firsts of all. First time at The Gorge. First time paddling downwind for most of them. First tim...

07/19/2022 07:45 AM - Comment(s)
Tahitians inspire local paddlers!

One of the elite Tahitian outrigger teams, Air Tahiti, visited Newport Aquatic Center (NAC) on their way home to Papeete, giving local paddlers the thrill of meeting world-class paddlers up-close. It was an inspiring day of paddling, posing for photos, and sharing the spirit of outrig...

07/15/2022 07:43 AM - Comment(s)
The Tahitians are coming to America, in waves

The Tahitians have landed on our shores. You can see them in this video, where Air Tahiti, a premiere outrigger team in Tahiti, greeted local paddlers at NAC, then inspired us with their presence on the water.

Native Tahitians bring a time-honored tradition and culture of outrigger paddling...

07/13/2022 07:24 AM - Comment(s)
A glorious week at the Gorge!

The Gorge Race week begins this Friday, July 8, to Saturday, July 16. Over 1,000 paddlers from across the U.S. and around the world will be on the river. It promises to be a fun-filled week of competition and camaraderie—good old-fashioned ‘o...

07/07/2022 07:19 AM - Comment(s)
You want to experience true independence? Lose the rudder!

4th of July Sale! Use code "LOSETHERUDDER" for $250 off the ARE Tahiti V1 Marara. The sale ends July 4th. Inventory is limited, so act fast if you want to paddle this high-speed outrigger, which epitomizes the axiom, Less is more. 

The V1 represents the finest in Tahitian engineer...

06/30/2022 07:09 AM - Comment(s)
Winners galore at iron champs both on the water and in the raffle

Super awesome!” is how Alex Gaudlitz described how she felt after winning the raffle for a new, rudderless V1 Marara outrigger, at the Iron Champs 2022 race last Saturday. This high-performance canoe was donated by ARE Outrigger World, exclusive ARE ...

06/28/2022 07:08 AM - Comment(s)
Guess who's coming to Iron Champs 2022?


The Tahitians, who bring a culture rich in traditional outrigger paddling, will be part of a 6-man team representing Newport Outrigger Canoe ClubVa'a Fitness will also be at the ARE Outrigger World tent, talking about “Tahitian-s...

06/21/2022 07:06 AM - Comment(s)
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