Outrigger canoe paddling has been a traditional sport of the Hawaiian culture for hundreds of years. Now recognized worldwide, there are clubs from Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, even Europe! Teams enjoy the ride together, everyone having a part, utilizing their strength to move a canoe. This strong spirited sport knows no age – young and oldÂ all have a part. Whether racing competitively or cruising at leisure, outrigger canoe paddling is a guaranteed awesome experience.
Watching the six man crew move a 500lb outrigger canoe with absolute finesse gliding over the pacific ocean, everyone hitting the water with their paddles at the same time, perfectly in sync, fading into the distance, thatâ€™s the sight from Keauhou Bay, as theÂ canoe clubÂ practices in the early morning. Wow, what great exercise – outdoors, on the water, fresh air and spinner dolphins jumping! Who needs a gym with an active outdoor lifestyle like that?
Just a short distance from the waters edge at Keauhou Bay is peaceful living for under $600,000! (Kailua-Kona real estate offers some amazing values these days.) With a comfortable floor plan of two bedrooms and a loft, vaulted ceilings and large lanai with partial bay views for entertaining, this home is only a stone’s throw away from jumping right into the nearest outrigger canoe. You’ll be out on the water before you know it, enjoying the Big Island lifestyle, in a traditional Hawaiian way.