This has been an exciting weekend for the canoe community as a whole.
And with the return of Hokulea, the annual Father’s Day Regatta was extra special for the paddlers.
It’s also safe to say that many dads out there would agree – canoe racing with family and friends is the best way to celebrate Father’s Day.
The beach in Nanakuli was colored with hundreds of people from different canoe clubs.
You can find generations of paddlers racing together – like Alika Winter and his daughter Malia.
“When we are all together we all work together, it’s like one like one big family so whenever we do that the boat goes really nice and smooth,” said Malia.
Malia knows everything about paddling thanks to her dad who is also a coach for their club’s keiki division.
“I think he’s a good coach that’s why we have been getting first and second in our races,” said Malia, “it’s really fun and it’s nice.”
“Translation when I’m not yelling,” adds her…
Original published: 2017-06-19 04:39:34 Read the full Hawaii News here
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