PLEASE NOTE... Due to the sheer number of youth paddlers who have signed up, we are sorry to say we are no longer accepting paddlers for this years Makalei program.  We have made this decision based on the number of canoes available and to ensure the safety of all paddlers.  We encourage all youth paddlers to register with Kailua CC for the 2020 regatta season.  Registration information will be posted in February and conducted in March.




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The Makalei Canoe Club program is part of the Nā ‘Ōpio paddling organization and is open to youth paddlers 8 years old (or 3rd grade) to 18 years old (and still in high school) who pass a swim test.  Makalei is sponsored by Kailua Canoe Club.


Registration Dates & Information:

Pre-registration dates are Tuesday/Thursday, October 22, 24, 29 and 31 from 3:30-5:00pm at the Kailua Canoe Club paddling site.  Click here to download our registration packet or we will have hard copies available at registration.


Please try to have your keiki with you when you register so we can take a current photo for their ID card.  New paddlers will need a copy of their ID (birth certificate, passport, State ID, Military ID).


Registration fee is $100 and can be cash or a check made out to Makalei.  We do not take credit cards.


Registration is open even after practice has begun, but it is better to register on one of our pre-registration dates so we have a good idea of how many kids are signed up and how many jerseys need to be ordered.


Practices & Racing:

First practice is Tuesday, November 5 with practices Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:15pm.


*All paddlers must pass a swim test.

*Paddles are available to borrow if you don’t have one.

*Please do not bring valuables to the beach.

*Wear appropriate “will get wet/will work hard” clothing – bathing suit, WATER SHOES (a must!), board shorts, rash guard, etc.

*If you wear glasses, you should have Croakies or the equivalent to secure them to you.

*Read the safety rules in the registration packet before the first practice.

*Signed waivers are required before getting in a canoe.


The racing season runs through February and races are on Saturdays.


Kailua Canoe Club

PO Box 177

Kailua, HI 96734

Since 1972