Tahitians memorialize Newport Harbor!

It wasn’t just any Memorial Day last week. It was a day for local paddlers to experience the passion and performance of Tahitian paddlers, with Air Tahiti, one of the world’s elite racing teams. 

In Tahiti, outrigger paddling isn’t just a sport, it’s a culture and a way of life—a way of connecti...

06/09/2022 07:00 AM - Comment(s)
Want to meet a world-class Tahitian Outrigger Team?

Now you can, when the Newport Aquatic Center (NAC) hosts Air Tahiti on Monday, Memorial Day, May 30, 2022, starting at 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Air Tahiti is one of the world’s elite racing teams. Local paddlers might recall them winning the 2018 Catalina Crossing (Men’s Unlimited). ...

05/24/2022 06:57 AM - Comment(s)
Wanted: A womens crew to fill this canoe...


Are you in shape, inspired, and involved in water sports or other fitness activities? If so, you can be part of an All Star Rookie “Wahine” (Polynesian women’s) crew and race a world-class Shell Va’a canoe from Newport Beach to Ava...

04/26/2022 06:53 AM - Comment(s)
Paddle the Potomac!

The Washington Canoe Club is pleased to sponsor the 16th annual Kumu’ohu Challenge, April 23, 2022, a 9-mile race for OC1, OC2 and V1 outriggers, kayaks, and Surfskies on the picturesque Potomac River in Washington D.C. The race begins at 10:00 a.m.

ARE Outrigger World will be on hand ...

04/20/2022 06:51 AM - Comment(s)
Fun in the Sun!

Havasu Heat Outrigger Race — March 19, 2022

Get your paddles ready! The 3rd annual  Havasu Heat Outrigger Race, hosted by Lake Havasu City Outrigger Canoe Club (LHCOCC), is right around the corner, Saturday, March 19th.

ARE Outrigger World is proud to be a sponsor of...

03/10/2022 05:49 AM - Comment(s)
Be at 1, with True Tahitian Paddling

Be like the world’s greatest paddlers – The Tahitians. They learn on rudderless canoes, where Tahitians develop the skills to master the waters and the art of paddling. The outrigger has long been a mainstay in Polynesia and is Tahiti’s #1 sport.

ARE Tahiti’s V1 Marara bridges Tahiti’s proud pas...

01/10/2022 05:25 AM - Comment(s)
Introducing the ARE TAHITI V1 Marara

Introducing the true Tahitian V1—the canoe that has helped Tahiti become the dominant force in outrigger racing and the most influential country in the world in this time-honored sport.

The Tahitian V1 is known for its sleek, fast, and highly efficient design. Like other outriggers, this ca...

12/22/2021 01:21 AM - Comment(s)
Tis the season to be paddling!

 We at ARE Outrigger World want to wish each of you a warm and joyous Christmas and holiday season. Christmas is a time friends and family share love and laughter, and we want to share these feelings, and the spirit of ohana, with you—our very special family. May this season brin...

12/10/2021 01:20 AM - Comment(s)
Thera are winners, and there are winners!


On Saturday, November 13, paddlers descended on Parker, Arizona, for “Another Dam Race” (ADR). It was a glorious day of racing on the beautiful Colorado River, with nearly 200 entrants and 400 paddles in the water, including 35 6-man outriggers.


11/22/2021 01:19 AM - Comment(s)
Rigging a V6 Matahina Outrigger


At ARE Outrigger World, we want paddlers everywhere to have the safest and most enjoyable experience possible when they are on the water, whether they’re racing or paddling recreationally. To that end, we will be presenting a series of instructional videos designe...

11/22/2021 01:17 AM - Comment(s)
Another dam race, coming to the dessert


On Saturday, November 13, just around the bend, paddlers will flock to one of the hot spots of paddling—Parker, Arizona—for a day of racing filled with competition, camaraderie, and a little after-race celebration.

Located near Parker Dam, this popular event has earned the name,&...

10/20/2021 02:08 AM - Comment(s)
Another dam race gets another big draw!

Another Dam Race, to be held Saturday, November 13, just got another big draw to add to the many attractions that will highlight this day of competition and camaraderie.

A fund-raising raffle! And the prize will be the latest model ARE Tahiti OC1 Mana outrigger canoe, which retails for just...

10/20/2021 02:06 AM - Comment(s)
A measure of success

Some people measure success solely by “winning the race.” If life was that simple, there would only be a few winners and a lot of so-called “losers.” Hardly the case.

Success is measured in many ways, including how well you access your inner strength or display resilience and perseverance. It entails...

09/15/2021 02:03 AM - Comment(s)
Philadelphia hoe WAA Challenge OC-6

Philadelphia may be known as the “City of Brotherly Love,” but it is fast becoming the “City of Brotherly Paddlers.” A lot of the credit goes to the Philadelphia Outrigger Canoe Club, which will host the 9th Annual Hoe Wa’a Challenge OC-6 race Sunday, September 12, preceded by the 4th...

09/09/2021 02:01 AM - Comment(s)
A journey of a thousand smiles begins with a single outrigger

Want to combine speed with smiles and pure paddling performance with pure enjoyment? Fast forward to 2022! Now’s the time to reserve your very own ARE TAHITI V1 Marara rudderless canoe.

ARE Outrigger World, of Newport Beach, the exclusive distributor for ARE Tahiti outri...

08/10/2021 01:53 AM - Comment(s)
New V6 Matahinas set to make a big splash in Hawaii!


Good things come to those who wait. And Hawaii canoe clubs that have waited patiently will soon have one of the very best outriggers on the water—the ARE TAHITI V6 Matahina. The most celebrated canoe in French Polynesia, the Mat...

07/23/2021 01:36 AM - Comment(s)
Scora scores big in return to the water

June 26th marked the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that paddlers flocked to the waters for the first official Southern California outrigger race of 2021: Iron Champs 2021, at Mission Bay. The event, sponsored by San Diego’s Kai Elua Outrigger Canoe Club (KEOCC), attracted 850 people...

07/12/2021 01:32 AM - Comment(s)
The epicenter of the paddling is expanding

When people think of great outrigger communities, what usually comes to mind is Hawaii, Tahiti, and other Pacific islands where outrigger canoeing is the single defining sport. And, of course, Southern California. 

Don’t stop there.

One of the fastest growing paddling communities on the West Coas...

07/08/2021 01:30 AM - Comment(s)
FROM SIX-FEET APART TO SIX-MAN PADDLING From six-feet apart to si-ma

What a difference a year makes! As we approach June, 2021, more and more paddlers are taking to the water — throughout North America, and in Hawaii, Tahiti and Australia. With good reason.

Backed by scientific evidence, things are opening up. “Outdoors now is even safer than before,” said Linsey...

06/21/2021 01:22 AM - Comment(s)
OC1s that raise the standard in paddling!

Breaking news! ARE Outrigger World’s coveted ARE Tahiti OC1 Mana outriggers are finally on the water—that is, in a vessel being shipped to the West Coast! They are scheduled to arrive in early June, only a few weeks away. Several OC1 Manas are already earmarked for eager paddlers who ...

05/21/2021 01:19 AM - Comment(s)
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