Outrigger in Arizona?
The Na Leo ‘O Ke Kai outrigger canoe club (Na Leo) brings the spirit of aloha to our community here in the Phoenix metropolitan area. We compete in canoe races in California, Nevada, New York, Hawaii and Canada, as well as co-hosting our own regatta in Tempe Town Lake.
However, the club is far more than just another athletic team. Na Leo O Ke Kai outrigger enhances the vitality of the Salt River Valley by promoting leadership and team-building, preserving Polynesian culture and heritage, supporting Arizona State University students and the Valley’s youth, and contributing to the rich cultural diversity that makes our Phoenix Metro area so unique.
To revive, develop, perpetuate, and promote the Hawaiian traditions through educational, recreational, cultural, and competitive Hawaiian Outrigger Canoeing programs for Adults and Youth in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment.
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Pacific Paddler Magazine, April 2015