Welcome to Outrigger Santa Cruz
Paddle with usOutrigger canoe paddling is the fun and social way to get fit on the Monterey Bay. Experience teamwork, nature, adventure, and competition in diverse programs for family, recreation, fitness, and racing. Paddle with your family: children, parents, and grandparents paddle together in Outrigger Santa Cruz. Paddle with your friends. It takes six people pulling together to move a canoe. Never paddled before? We’ll show you how!
We have year-long programs for teenagers and summer programs for keiki (children). We paddle in the safety of the Santa Cruz Small Boat Harbor when appropriate, and -- weather, conditions, and crew abilities permitting -- we paddle in the Monterey Bay, where ocean conditions are varied, challenging, and beautiful.
Our club sponsors the Monterey Bay Crossing, a 25-mile race from Santa Cruz to Monterey, in the fall of each year.
Experience natureEnjoy the beauty of the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary from the hull of an outrigger canoe. Join us for tranquil sunset paddles and vigorous morning exertions. Newcomers of all physical abilities and cultural backgrounds are welcome to join our recreational paddling programs.
Race and competeJoin our novice, men’s, women’s, or children’s race programs and compete in local and international races up and down the California coast as well as the east coast, Hawaii, and beyond. Our competitive paddlers practice 2 or 3 times per week and cross-train vigorously.
Monterey Bay Crossing