Learn to Outrigger Canoe (OC) at BIAC

Learn basic paddling technique in an outrigger canoe (OC) and experience the satisfaction of working with your crewmates as six paddles become one. This class is geared to those who have never tried an OC or want tips on how to be successful. We teach proper form, maneuvering and how to navigate the inner harbor/Bair Island.

What is an Outrigger Canoe?

Outrigger Canoe (Wa’a) Paddling is an ancient form of ocean travel that offers a fantastic, low-impact, total-body workout. The outrigger canoe features one or more lateral support floats known as outriggers, which are fastened to one or both sides of the main hull.

We are offering both Juniors (ages 10-17) and Adult (ages 18+) Learn to OC classes this summer. The cost of Learn to OC for adults is $125 for four 90-minute classes. The cost for juniors Learn to OC is $25 for three 90-minute classes. Please register in advance to save a spot. There is a minimum enrollment of 5 people and maximum of 12.

Stay Tuned for 2020 OC Schedule

Dates and information below was for 2019. Sign up to get notifications and stay tuned for 2020 schedule.

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Classes have a minimum of 5 registrants and a maximum of 12 registrants.

Adult (Ages 18+)
Times & Cost
May 21, 23, 28, 30
6-7:30pm; $125
June 4, 6, 11, 13
6-7:30pm; $125
June 18, 20, 25, 27
6-7:30pm; $125
Juniors (Ages 10-17)
Times & Cost
May 28, 30 & June 4
4:30-6pm; $25
June 6, 11, 13
4:30-6pm; $25
June 18, 20, 25
4:30-6pm; $25

Details on 2019 Learn to OC sessions:

  • All sessions are held on site at Bair Island Aquatic Center. See the schedule for dates and times.
  • The cost of Learn to OC for adults is $125 for four 90-minute classes. The cost for juniors Learn to OC is $25 for three 90-minute classes.
  • Your fee includes one month of BIAC membership. We want you to practice your new skills before you are required to join. Once you decide to become a member your dues are prorated. Learn more about membership here.
  • Your one-month trial membership includes opportunities to participate in other BIAC classes.
  • No prior water sport experience is needed. Learn to love paddling!
  • When you register you will be sent additional details on what to wear and bring for your OC experience.


Email our operations director: ops@gobair.org

Fine Print (Refund Policy)

We offer a full refund up to one week before your session starts. We will refund 75% of your registration cost if you must cancel within a week of your session. No refunds are offered the day of the class, although if necessary we will make every effort to reschedule you in a later session.

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