Congratulations to Na Leo crews who competed in the Queen Liliuokalani Race in Kona, HI (18 miles, iron race) and Catalina Crossing (27 miles, change race). Two great adventures as we wind up the SCORA season. Way to go Alicia, Vince, Lena, Mari, Julie, Carol, Randy, Makana, Mark, Roko, Todd, and our Australian branch: Greg and company. Special congratulations to Mari on her first crossing and welcome to Makana on her first race (of many to come) with her new AZ ohana!
Aloha! Na Leo O Ke Kai is beating the heat training at Tempe Town Lake and Saguaro Lake in preparation for the Catalina Crossing and Queen Liliuokalani 18-miler on Big Island. Our paddlers are also standing in solidarity with our Kupuna’s, Na Opio, Kanaka Maoli and the Kanaka Maoli by heart for Mauna Kea. Proud our members for supporting our beliefs and culture. You don’t have to be Hawaiian, you don’t have to live in Hawaii to feel and understand what’s going on and take a stance.
It takes dedication and hard work to consistently improve yourself. Totally paid off for Na Le’s open co-ed UL team, taking 3rd place! We’re so proud of our team and our coed crew racing Spec. Way to push for each other, motivate each other and, most importantly, way to have fun together.
And our amazing keiki’s stepped up and raced outside of their age group. We are so proud of our keiki crews, their dedication, respect and support for each other! The experience and journey is not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Mahalo, Head Coach Vince and Lena, for trailering our canoes to the race and back.
Another race in the books, Ohana. Na Leo represented at Marina del Rey, CA from our keiki’s to our adults. Next race, Iron Champs is coming up soon!
Sunday Funday started with an early morning keiki huli drills, getting certified for SCORA races at Marina Del Rey and Irons Champs in San Diego. Then our annual Na Leo club blessing with the Tampos Ohana. Honoring our founders, past, present and future of Na Leo. Ending the day with adult huli drills. Mahalo to all who continue to perpetuate the Na Leo ohana and culture of outrigger!
Good luck to our Na Leo paddlers Andrea, Chris, Jackie, Rich, Carolee and Amir! Safe travels and enjoy Crystal Pier, the first SCORA race of the year!
This weekend, our Na Leo O Ke Kai keiki and juniors head to San Diego to participate in Shaka Fest 2019. The festival is a celebration of Hawaiian culture, arts and athletics from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at De Anza Beach in Mission Bay. Have a great time, ohana!
First general practice of the year for the adult crew is March 16.
Whether you’re joining us to just get on the water for some fun, or if you’re looking to step it up competitively this year, everyone is welcome!
Goal is to get the canoes in the water at 8, and head coach Vince San Nicolas will have some words to say about our upcoming practice schedule/season.
If you miss out this time, connect with us on Facebookand come out in the canoe. We are always recruiting and looking for good people to join our community.
Thanks to everyone who came out to Aloha Festival!
Are you coming to the Aloha Festival on March 9 and 10th at Tempe Beach Park? We’ll be there with our beautiful green, white and grey unlimited canoes. Visit our tent and find out how to join in our adventures or look for us behind the counter at Paradise Hawaiian BBQ. We’ll be there dishing up manapua (YUM!) and stories. If you miss out this time, connect with us on Facebook and come out in the canoe. We are always recruiting and looking for good people to join our community.