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Cali Paddler is the joining of Outrigger Canoe, Surf-Ski, Stand-up Paddleboard, Prone Paddlers, Dragon Boaters and Kayakers in California. We are a community that paddles in lakes, rivers, harbors, bays and along our ocean's coastline.
In addition to offering epic shirts, hats, sweatshirts, jerseys and stickers, we work to unite our different paddling COMMUNITIES, help environmental CONSERVATION efforts (5% of all sales are donated to non-profits), and CONNECT all the various regions of our awesome state and the businesses who support what we love to do...paddle!
It doesn’t matter your experience level, your craft, or where you paddle. For Paddlers. By Paddlers. Cali Paddler!
News and Events
Cali Paddler is proud to collaborate with the premiere winter race in Southern California, the Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge on January 27 to help the event be as environmentally friendly as possible. Cali Paddler will be handling the collection and proper transfer out of recyclables at the event. Ensuring that paddlers have piece of mind after enjoying the day.
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- Want to know what the first impressions of the New Kahele OC1 by Puakea Designs were? So did we. We reached out to three paddlers who were able to take this new design out for a spin and find out how it compared to the previous Ehukai and Kahe Kai. Asked real questions, and got real answers from real paddlers.
What made you want to build a wood board in the first place?
Actually I wanted a race board, but I didn’t want to spend the money. I looked into it, and found a design, the CLC Kaholo, that seemed good and relatively easy to build. It is too wide to be super competitive, but I was able to get some good places on it, and it helped ensnare me into the paddle racing scene.
For this race, we reached out to some our friend Kel Thompson from NAC, to make sure all the history and various race courses is accurate. So much awesome, we didn't want to feed you incorrect data. We also had the honor of getting info from the Rosoff family about Hal which we are stoked to share. And of course, be sure to read our usual Cali Paddler tips to make sure our personal flavor and spice is felt and enjoyed! Enjoy!
- When I got into SUP and SUP racing years ago and I saw how interwoven it was with outrigger, prone and surfski races I was a confused why kayaking seemed to be the eccentric loner uncle of the paddling world. I learned to sea kayak with my dad when I was 12, and taught sea and surf kayaking all through college. I even played kayak polo a handful of times, so to not see any kayaks in the SoCal paddling scene was completely outside of my paddling paradigm.
Time for some more SoCal Racing! One of the longest running races in California, 20 years as the Hanohano Ocean Challenge and 6 years prior to that when run as the Excel Surfski Race, this race is a huge destination for paddlers of all ages, experience and speed. You WILL find someone at your level here. And as is often the case with these races, you will also find some really friendly paddlers. Learn more here about the race, the courses and some tips and tricks to make it a positive experience for you.
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