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A culture can be described as a way of life of a group of people.  Their behaviors, beliefs, values, customs, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next.

Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe paddling is more than just a sport.  In fact it is part of the greater Polynesian culture that spans many islands in the South Pacific Ocean.  Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club respects and nurtures the Hawaiian culture of the past by adhering to protocol, customs, lore, and values that come from this great society at every opportunity.   Respect for our canoes, paddles, and Hawaiian customs are taught along with outrigger canoe paddling. In the spirit of Aloha this section of our website is dedicated to the Hawaiian Culture and is part of our humble attempt to demonstrate our respect for it. 

We hope you enjoy it.