About Kahana Canoe Club

Kahana Canoe Club About Us

Kahana Canoe Club was created in 1976 by the Naleieha Hui, a group of families who owned oceanfront land in Kahana on the beautiful island of Maui. It was the dream of Isabella Naleieha, the matriarch of the family, that the families might pull together in the face of modern development, social upheaval, and possible displacement by developing a canoe club that would provide an activity for all the family members that would also perpetuate her memories of how things were in older times.

Our mission is to strive to revive, develop, and perpetuate Hawaiian culture and traditions through instruction and training. We are located at Hanakao’o Beach (Canoe Beach) in Lahaina at the end of the park in the green hale. All ages are welcome.

Kahana Canoe Club Recreational Paddling

Kahana Canoe Club Recreational Paddling Lahaina Maui

Kahana Canoe Club Recreational Paddling is a great way for newcomers to try paddling for the first time or for experienced paddlers to stay in shape during the off-season. Rec paddling typically begins in September and continues through to March the following year.

  • Tues/Thurs 4:30 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am
  • Saturday 8:00 am

*September – March only

Please visit our Facebook page to see the updated Rec Paddling schedule.

Maui Nui Canoe Race

KCC Maui Nui Canoe Race


The Maui Nui Canoe Race is one of the most challenging paddling races, spanning 100 miles in just 3 days. The first leg of the race is a 42 mile run from Maliko Bay, Maui to Moloka’i. The second leg of the race is a 38 mile run from Moloka’i to Hulopoe Bay, Lana’i. The third and final leg of the race is a 20 mile run from Hulopoe Bay, Lana’i to Hanakaoʻo Beach Park, Maui. For more information, please visit the Maui Nui Canoe Race’s website and Facebook page with the following links:

Maui Nui Canoe Race Website

Maui Nui Canoe Race Facebook Page

Board of Directors – 2015

Kahana Canoe Club Board of Directors

President:  Cameron Jacome

Vice President:  Danielle “Blue” Kuck

Treasurer:  Troy Jones; Annie Wilson

Secretary:  Cynthia Conrad

Board Members:                                           

  • John Kuia
  • Diane Delos Reyes
  • Walter Delos Reyes
  • Suzi Tucker
  • May Wedelin
  • Liz Straka
  • Rebecca Schwarz
  • Gail Falkenbury
  • Liz Hongo
  • Sheri Hands
  • Alfie Pecson
  • Carl Kobayashi

2015 Race Schedule

Maui County Hawaiian Canoe Association

2015 Race Schedule


4/11 Kihei Paddlers Open – Ka Lae Pohaku
4/18 Na Kai ‘Ewalu Challenge Cup – Kahului Harbor
4/25 Lahaina Restaurant Race – Hanaka’o’o
5/2 Hana ‘Alau Island Race – Hana Bay
5/3 Hana Sarah Joe Regatta – Hana Bay



5/30 Na Kai ‘Ewalu John Wilmington III – Kahului Harbor
6/6 Kihei Moki Kalanikau – Ka Lae Pohaku
6/13 Lahaina Keiki O Maui – Hanaka’o’o
6/20 Hawaiian John M. Lake – Kahului Harbor
6/27 Wailea Kamehameha – Kahului Harbor
7/4 BYE
7/11 Lae’ula O Kai Mayor’s Umeke – Kahului Harbor
7/18 Napili MCHCA Championships – Hanaka’o’o
7/25 BYE
8/1 HCRA States – HILO



8/8 Lae’ula O Kai Tag Team Relay
8/15 Kihei Molokini Challenge
8/22 Na Kai ‘Ewalu Queen Ka’ahumanu
8/23 Na Kai ‘Ewalu Great Kahakuloa
8/29 Hawaiian Dutchy Kino
9/5 9/6 Kai ‘Opua Queen Lili’uokalani
9/11 – 9/13 Kahana Maui Nui
9/19 Hawaiian Pailolo Challenge
9/27 OHCRA Na Wahine O Ke Kai
10/11 OHCRA Moloka’i Hoe
10/24 Na Kai ‘Ewalu Heihei Wa’a i Ke ‘Awa