Outrigger 101, Saturday August 13, 2022

Aloha! The Columbia River Outrigger Canoe Club is excited to be hosting our Outrigger 101 Workshop on August 13.  We look forward to sharing our love for Hawaiian outrigger paddling with you.  

Six paddlers of various ages and sizes are on a red and white outrigger canoe on the Columbia River. There is a jet ski on the water behind the canoe, and Vancouver, Washington is visible in the background.

New paddlers practice at a previous intro to paddling event

Here are the details:

DATE: Saturday, August 13, 2022

TIME: 10:00am – 12 Noon

WHERE: M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp (Broughton Beach Area), 4325 NE Marine Drive, Portland

There is a $5.00 parking fee (Debit or Credit Cards only, no cash)

CROCC will provide PFD’s (personal flotation devices) and paddles for participants of all ages.  However, if you have a PFD or outrigger paddle, please bring it. 


Yourself, a friend (if you like), H2O, and a towel — this is a water sport; you will get wet!  DO bring with you a good attitude, team spirit, and a willingness to learn.


Shorts or crops, tank tops, swimsuits, hats, sunglasses.  As to footwear? Rubber slippers are okay as are boat or water shoes or sandals.  And don’t forget to wear SUNSCREEN!

To RSVP or get more information, contact: info@croccpaddle.com


Adaptive Paddle Clinic: Sat, Oct 13th

Come learn the basics of Outrigger Canoe paddling with Ann Yoshida, Founding Athlete of Access Surf Hawaii, a 2016 Paralympian, World Adaptive Surfing and Paracanoe World Champion.  We are looking forward to sharing our love for Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Paddling with people of all abilities.

The club members will provide the equipment, instructions, and snacks!  The location has wheelchair accessible parking, restrooms, and accessible docks. If you would like to come and try, please bring some water, a towel, and plan on meeting us at the top of the boat ramp located near the Sheriff’s office.  There is a $5 Metro parking fee.

Please contact Arwen Bird  to RSVP (arwenbird52@gmail.com) or call her with any questions: 503/318-5104.

The Adaptive Paddle Clinic on October 13th, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM will be held at M. James Sleason Boat Ramp located at 4324 NE Marine Drive, Portland, Oregon.


Intro to Outrigger Paddling: Sun, Aug 6th

Did you know that we consider the Wa’a (canoe) is considered our 7th member of the crew?  What about the fact that many the Hawai’ian terminology that is used for the human body are also used to describe parts of the Wa’a?   Have you ever wanted to just get out and try paddling an Outrigger Canoe?  Well here is your opportunity to learn about some of the Hawai’ian Wa’a Traditions and to get out on the water.

CROCC is hosting an Intro to Outrigger Paddling event on Sunday, August 6th from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.  Come down to Gleason Boat Ramp and meet up with members of the Club, learn about the sport and get out and have fun on the water.

Please RSVP at crocc.events@comcast.net and let us know if you are able to attend.  Not to worry if you are not able to make this Intro to Outrigger Paddling event there will be many more to come.

We look forward to seeing you!