Kumulokahi-Elks Canoe Club
Chairman: Jim Bauckham (808) 590-3881
Adult Coach: Randy Ducosin (602) 663-3810
Youth Coach: Jason Barretto (808) 386-9617
Club Secretary: Julie Cooper (808) 383-5991
Paddling General Information
Prior to paddling with Kumulokahi
Elks and HCRA Waiver: signed and turned into coach or secretary.
Swim test: open water ~100 meters, tread water 10 min, open water canoe entry.
January – February: Recreational
March – May: Pre-Season Distance
June – July: Regatta Sprints
August – September: Long Distance
October – December: Recreational (Adults)
November – February: Na Opio (Keiki)
Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Join our WhatsApp text messaging for updates on practices, races, and volunteering opportunities. Coaches/Club Rep can help add your contact to this messaging thread.
Magic Island Canoe Halau at the Diamond Head end of Ala Beach Moana Park. Look for purple/gray canoes with gray covers. Magic Island Canoe Halau Map
WHAT TO WEAR
Paddlers will get wet at practice. Men should wear swim trunks. Ladies should wear swimsuits with shorts or legging-type paddling pants. These are optional but recommended to prevent rash or chaffing. Also wear a rash guard type shirt or comfortable water appropriate top.
Footwear should be worn by all paddlers. The boat ramp is slippery and there is sharp reef on the bottom near the boat ramp.
It’s strongly recommended that everyone come hydrated and bring their own water bottle with a fastener or hook (simple $2 plastic ones available at Island Paddler) so that bottles do not roll around in the canoe.
Kumulokahi will provide club paddles for practice and races which will be shared by all paddlers. These paddles are durable but heavy. If you are serious about paddling, we recommend purchasing your own paddle. Consult Coaches or Island Paddler on Kapahulu Avenue. It is a great store to assist you in selecting the right paddle.
START OF EVERY PRACTICE
Please be at practice on time!
We need the help of every paddler to uncover our canoes and move them into the water. A Hawaiian 6-man racing canoe weighs over 400 lbs. and requires many hands to lift and move. Transporting and caring for our canoes is everyone’s responsibility. The faster we get the canoes in the water, the sooner the fun begins.
END OF PRACTICE
Our canoes need to be rinsed, stowed, and covered at the end of each practice. Club paddles need to be rinsed and secured. Everyone pitches in to rinse and secure all our equipment before leaving.
All races are held on Saturdays at Keehi Lagoon
¼ mile to ½ mile sprints
HUI WAA PRE-SEASON
Six to eleven mile iron (no change) races held at various beaches around the island
HUI WAA REGATTA SEASON
Regatta races are gender and age specific, varying from ¼ mile to 1-½ miles
Summer and Fall
Races from 25 to 42 miles. Racers change out crews during the race
Races are held in various locations around Oahu and Neighbor Islands.
November – February
CLUB & COMMITTEE STAFF
Club Secretary (Hui Waa)
Club Representative (Hui Waa)
Na Opio Representative
Jim Bauckham, Shelley Hee
Jim Bauckham, Shelley Hee & all paddlers
Club News Aloha Elks Contributors
Shelley Hee, Tyler McMahon
Kumulokahi Chair/616 Liaison
Welcome to the Kumulokahi Ohana! We look forward to seeing you on the water!!
Interested in joining our paddling team?
Click the link below for application.