Basic Paddling Terms

Kahana Canoe Club Outrigger Paddling Maui Keiki

Wa’a: Canoe

Hoe: Paddle

Hoe Hapai: To carry the paddle (lift your paddle into starting position)

I Mua: Go Forward

Lawa: Enough, Stop

Nalu: Wave

Huli: To flip, to capsize

Ho’omakaukau: Get ready or get set

Une: To “lever”

Huki: To Pull

Kahi: To “cut”

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