Outrigger Canoes for Newbies

February 27, 2017

Outrigger Canoes for Newbies

Are you ready to paddle an Outrigger canoe?  Now you are able to give it the good ole college try without the investment.  The San Diego Outrigger Canoe Club is offering events open to the public to get you out and 'hooked' on this amazing sport.

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That I haven’t been in an outrigger canoe doesn’t mean I haven’t wished for one. I remember when my first two-piece paddle snapped while “digging in” (paddling hard) a couple miles off La Jolla in roughish seas. I lost my balance, nearly rolled in windswept six-footers, and then realized I was going to have to paddle my sit-on-top plastic kayak back to the beach and land in large surf with half a kayak paddle. Balance was tough. I remember wishing I had an outrigger on the kayak.

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