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Ali’i: Chief, chiefess, ruler, monarch and royalty

Ikaika: Strong, powerful, sturdy, strength, might and force

Lanakila: Victory, victorious, triumph, win, overcome and prevail (Named by Julia Medeiros, mother of Sam Medeiros)

Kila Kila: Majestic, tall, strong, imposing and handsome (Named by Sam Medeiros)

Lokahi: Unity, unison, harmony, agreement and coming together as one (Named by Sam Medeiros)

Ke Ala Pono: Path of righteousness (Named by Kumu Shawna Ngum Alapa’i)

Mana Pewili: Spirit of Beverly

Mana Kapalakiko: Spirit of San Francisco

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Updated: April 2, 2014

Want hats, beanies, visors, etc? Here is your chance! Print out this order form: 2014 Custom Gear Fundraiser and turn it to Pua no later than April 19th. This will be the ONLY hat order we will be doing for the season, so stock up now!

ALL orders are PREPAY only and we accept checks (made out to Lokahi OCC), cash or credit cards (3% fee is added to your total). There will NOT be order forms available for you in the shed, so please print your own (Pua will not take orders that are not on the order forms).

*These are the same items/styles that we have done in the past, however, samples will be brought to the marina on Saturday, April 5th and Saturday April 19th if you would like to see them.




Order your Lokahi OCC gear here!

Check your EMAIL for the access code (Or send email to for the code if you are not on our email list)

The website is up and running! Orders will need to be in by APRIL 5th!!! (No later). They will print them out and have them ready for you to pick up after April 12th.



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Board of Directors

Founder/President: Sam Medeiros

Founder: Kuulei Medeiros

Emeritus Board: Mark Howe

Vice-President: Sabri Zidan

Treasurer: Pua Bredahl

Secretary: Corinne Kelly

Sgt at Arms/Emeritus Board: Phil Dermond

Race Secretary: Roxanne Alvarez

Public Relations: Derek O’Connell

Board Member at Large: Jack Burns

Board Member at Large: John George

Board Member at Large: Gloria Lambert

Board Member at Large: Amy O’Connell


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2014 Practice Schedule

Open division:

Mondays & Wednesdays: 6pm – 8pm

Saturdays: 8am – 10am

Novice division:

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6pm – 8pm

Saturdays: 12pm – 2pm

Keiki division:

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:30pm – 6pm

Saturdays: 10am – 12pm

2014 Lokahi waiver

*** Please print and fill out these waivers and bring it with you to the marina. Mahalo ***



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Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club is a member of the Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association (NCOCA). The NCOCA is a member of the International Polynesian Canoe Federation (IPCF), Pacific Outrigger Canoe Association and the Pacific Islanders’ Cultural Association (PICA).

Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club was founded in 1992 and provides recreational and competitive paddling experiences for people of all ages living in the North Bay. Club activities include the summer sprint race season and a number of long distance races throughout Northern California. Lokahi also fields crews which participate in nationally competitive long distance races on the mainland and in Hawaii. The club presents a cultural experience of outrigger canoe paddling with exposure to Hawaiian song and dance and other elements of Hawaiian culture. Located in Petaluma, Sonoma County, CA Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club is a non-profit organization, which supports itself through modest membership dues, tax deductible contributions from individuals and fund raising activities in the community.

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Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club of Sonoma County. A Member of the Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association.

Established in 1992 –
June 12th, 1992 the first known outrigger canoe was launched in the Petaluma river. The twelve founding members wanted the purpose of this Hawaiian outrigger canoe club to organize, encourage and promote Hawaiian ways through cultural interaction with community awareness built around health, fitness, sportsmanship, recreation and to perpetuate the Hawaiian ” Aloha Spirit”.

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