Novice Program

Join the class of 2017 and learn to paddle and race! More information to come soon.

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Kids & Junior Paddling Program Through paddling outrigger canoes, this program promotes self-esteem and teaches lessons of teamwork, trust, personal challenge, discipline, and fair play in a positive and rewarding

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Imua wants YOU for 2017!

This is the time of year when we welcome you to try the sport we are so passionate about! We will open our canoes to new members who want to get involved with competitive outrigger canoe racing. Every Saturday – 10 a.m. West end of the beach at 1 Whitecliffs Drive, Newport Beach (hyperlink to map???). Our canoes are blue and orange.

The Open Enrollment period is from February through April.  Novice practices are at 10 a.m. on Saturdays in February and March, with check in starting at 9:30. Once the time changes in March, your coaches will advise you of the weekday schedule.

We let you try us out for free … but after three times, we ask for $100 to continue. This is non-refundable, however, it will be credited towards your novice dues should you decide to continue and join the racing team. Novice dues for the Iron and Sprint races for 2017 are $300. This covers all of your racing and training through July. Should you continue into 9-man season, you will be assessed an additional $150 to complete your annual dues (the same as returning members).

What do you need to bring?

A great attitude

Clothes that can get wet (it is a water sport!)


The ability to tread water for 5 minutes (you might get wet …)

A great attitude

Either a strong base fitness level OR the commitment to improving your fitness (or both!)

We supply the instruction, the canoes and (in the beginning) paddles.

What are you waiting for? Come on down and give it a try.

For more information on our novice program and the sport of outrigger, go here.

If you want to hear from us directly or get more information directly, please contact us.