Friday, July 1, 2016


The Hood River Outrigger Canoe Club is happy to be offering the beginner Friday afternoon canoe paddle time.  We have designed this session to be an introduction to our club and this is your invitation to join us. We have the following dates open and encourage you to RSVP early (it's not a drop-in session).

July 8th                      
July 22nd                     
August 5th                  
August 19th                  
Sept. 2nd                       
Sept. 16th                    
Sept. 30th   

The boats leave the dock at 5:00PM.  Our lead steers &/or coach will be on hand earlier to get people signed in and discuss basic stroke technique. We paddle for about one hour.  There is no cost but if you feel like it, please make a $10 donation.  The money raised pays for club loaner paddles.

We meet at the South Marina Dock just West of DMV.  Please park along the fence.  Bring some clothes that are warm but able to get wet.  Expect to get splashed but not soaked. 

You need:
  • To be able to swim.
  • Bring and wear a life jacket.
  • Let me know if you need to borrow a paddle.
  • Sign the waiver before paddling.
  • $10 for the donation.
  • A smile and good attitude!
  • A beer for afterwards is acceptable.

HROCC supplies the boat, loaner paddles as well as a few willing and experienced members to help instruct and make sure the boat is safe. 

Please EMAIL us if you would like to attend. 

THANKS and hope to see YOU on the water.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Newport OC Paddling Clinic March 2016

Hi all..... below the photo is a link to the doc put together by HROCC coach Jon Davies after our group went to Newport Aquatic Club this past March to attend Johnny Puakea's awesome OC paddling clinic. Download & enjoy; remember we are all learning.... See you on the water!!

Monday, June 1, 2015



HROCC is growing and for that we are immensely grateful!

One of our club-members organizes a free beginner paddle session most Fridays that lasts about an hour. It is a great opportunity to see if you enjoy paddling outrigger canoes. For 2016, we are waiting until the water warms up a bit so that it is enjoyable for everyone.

Please send us an email at and we will get you on the list!

The seats are on first come first filled basis. Here’s what you can expect:
  • Meet at the dock behind DMV at 4:15pm.
  • 15 minutes of getting ready and basic stroke technique
  • 45 minutes of paddling.  We stay close to shore and keep the pace pretty basic and slow.
  • Return around 5:15pm.

Expect to get splashed but not soaked. Dress appropriately for the wind, weather & water and bring a life vest; we have paddles for you to use.

It’s fun!

If you have been before, you are welcome to come again.  When you feel like joining the club, we will put your name on the list as alternates for the regular paddle groups.  We ask that once you paddle times that you join as a paid member.

Mahalo and see you on the water!

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