outrigger canoe lessons

We are happy to announce our Outrigger Canoe Lessons here at our location on the water in sunny San Rafael.

The lesson will cover proper paddling techniques for OC-1 and OC-2 canoes as well as how to rig them for action. Our instructor will also teach basic techniques for reading the water conditions and understanding the weather to ensure a safe journey.

You will learn how to recover from a capsize, also known as Huli, and do a re-mount back onto the canoe. We will focus on proper paddling techniques so you have an efficient stroke to maximize your speed and glide.

outrigger canoe lessons on sf bay

The lesson is $150 for 90 minutes.

You can bring your own outrigger canoe or use one of ours! Same price, no discount with your own boat.

Perfect for beginner, intermediate or advanced paddlers!

Wear fast-drying, synthetic clothing or neoprene (based on the weather).

We book these lessons based on mutual availability. Please call ahead or email us to book a session soon!

les scanlan outrigger canoe lessons

About your instructor, Les Scanlan. Les first started paddling in SoCal in 1977 with a cousin, Ben Tai Tai & Vernon Howe who introduced me to the Polynesian sport of outrigger paddling. He paddled briefly through the 80s but in 1992 he really caught the paddling "bug" and has been paddling non-stop since.  A waterman by nature, Les has grown up in and around the ocean all of his life. With an extensive background in 6-man canoe the last few years have seen Les focusing on the OC1 and sharing that with others.

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Cancellations: Full payment is required at the time of reservation to reserve your place on any local tour or lesson and rentals.
Full Refund: We reserve the right to change any itinerary to match existing conditions. If we must cancel due to unsafe or unsuitable weather or sea conditions (as determined by our qualified staff), you will have your choice of credit, or a full refund. We are not responsible for non-refundable hotel or transportation costs.

Full Refund: If you cancel more than 24 hours before your rental, tour or lesson, you will receive a refund or credit (your choice).
No Refund: No refund or credit will be given if you cancel less than 24 hours before your rental, tour or lesson for any reason. You may substitute another paddler provided they meet any skill or experience requirements.