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Quick Reference to Crossing the Caloundra Bar

The Caloundra Bar demands our respect.  It is unpredictable and one of the toughest to get in and out of.  Conditions not only change daily; they can change by the minute.   If the wind picks up or changes direction, a once calm bar can turn nasty!  Just like Uncle Bruce says, there is no such […]

Christmas Mega Raffle

Outrigger Caloundra received $7k under the Stronger Communities Programme (Round 3) to contribute towards the cost of a new OC6. We thank Andrew Wallace MP for supporting the project that will help deliver social benefits in our local community.  Outrigger Caloundra will be paying for the remaining costs.  To help with our fundraising efforts, we […]

September 2017 Beginner Program

Click here to view our Intro to Outrigging Info Pack 2017 for the Beginner Program! What is outrigger canoeing? In simple terms, outrigger canoeing is a water sport for individuals and/or teams.  Outrigger canoes come in many shapes and sizes for 1, 2, 4, 6 or 12 people.  The most common type of paddling is done in […]

Aussie Aito 2017, Mooloolaba

Ashton Joyce and Callum Morris are representing Outrigger Caloundra today in the V1 races at Mooloolaba.  We wish you the very best of luck!  Remember, when the going gets tough, paddle the only way we know how; “straight up the guts bro”!

Cultural Day with Polynesian Va’a-alo

Outrigger Caloundra and Poly Va’a had a fabulous morning on 25 March 2017!  We shared food, surfed waves, danced along to the sounds of the ukulele and blessed our OC1s.  Big thank you to Pili Muaulu for sharing your knowledge, laughter and spirit with us!  We hope to see more days like this in the […]

Why we love Outrigger Caloundra

Here are a few testimonials from our members: “One of the few clubs where people of all ages train together harmoniously” – Warren ” People are friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere & mix of teams instead of just women or men sessions. Also flexible training times to suit those with work commitments” – Heeni “I […]

Hugs from Rapa Nui

We asked our sister club what they have been up to since the World Sprints in May 2016 and what they have planned for 2017….. A message from from Tito Paoa! “Hi Outrigger Caloundra, we just return from the SurAmericano championship and Rapa Nui got all the gold. For the first time since 2011 the Rapa […]

September Recruitment Drive

Come and try outrigger canoeing on Sunday 4 September!  Pop down anytime between 9:30am and 11:30am for a free 10 to 20 minute paddle session.  We will provide the paddles; you just need to bring yourself and shoes to protect your feet.  If you think outrigger canoeing might be the sport for you, join us […]

We are going to the Cook Islands in Nov 2016!

Outrigger Caloundra has been invited to compete in Vaka Eiva in November 2016.  Ten of our members have booked their flights and we are counting down the days.  From November 18 to 25 the island of Rarotonga will be transformed into paddling heaven and will see close to 600 paddlers compete over 65 action packed […]

Paddling Tips From Tony Kimmins

The catch is the most important part of the stroke. Surprise the water with your catch, bury the blade and create a bubble.  Pass that bubble down the side of the canoe as hard and as fast as you can.  At the release/exist, let the bubble keep moving down the canoe so the next paddler […]