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Outrigger Canoe Surfing

Location: East Oahu, Oahu

Embark on a guided tour close off beautiful Kailua Beach on a Wa’a (Hawaiian canoe) to explore Popoi’a Island. Here you will experience the thrill of the Hawaiian roller coaster, canoe surfing the waves right off the Popoi’a Island island or take a swim through the reefs exploring the native fishes that inhabit the coastline.

What to Expect

We launch our canoe from Kailua Beach and enjoy a short paddle to Popoi’a Island, an offshore Island with a rich history to our fishing community in the Hawaiian Kingdom days.

Here you will learn about the wa'a (canoe), history, and culture of the people of Hawaii, as well as the proper Hawaiian paddling technique. You will also discover the rich history of Kailua as we tell the mo'olelo (stories) of Kailua and the Ko'olaupoko district, from the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands to the Hawaiian Kingdom Days to post World War II Hawaii. You will experience first hand the history and life of Kailua!

Next you will enjoy the thrill of surfing the canoe as you help the crew paddle the outrigger into the cresting waves. As you glide down the face of the waves you will experience a joy that has been ongoing since ancient times.


  • Surfing a traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe
  • Professional and Knowledgable Crew
  • Dry bags (we cannot guarantee your items won't get wet!)
  • Water and a light snack
  • The highlight of your Hawaii trip!

What to Bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Other sun protection
  • Swimwear

Safety Requirements

The tours are physically demanding with the paddle and entering and exiting of the canoe in the water. Physical fitness is needed to perform these tasks. Women who are pregnant and those with preexisting medical conditions that hinder ability to perform the tasks required are not advised.

Our steersmen may cancel the tour if they feel certain conditions of the guests will impeded the safety of others and themselves.

  • Children below the age of 3 are not allowed.
  • Life jackets are mandatory of all guests.


2 hours


Kailua Beach Park, Kailua, O'ahu, HI 96734

Cancellation Policy

For guests who wish to cancel a tour, contact our office, via phone, 7 days or more prior to the scheduled tour departure time to receive a full refund. No refund, partial or whole, will be issued to guests who contact via any other method; such as email or text. There is no grace period on bookings. All booking cancellations require 7 days, or more, to receive a refund.

At our discretion, we reserve the right to alter or cancel tours due to unpredictable or extreme weather conditions, group sizes or circumstances beyond our control. In the case of us cancelling a tour, we will make every effort to reschedule the tour within the guest's time frame and availability. If we are unable to accommodate and/or reschedule within a reasonable time frame, a full refund will be issued. Refund processing time is 5-10 business days from time of cancellation.

To assure all guests receive a quality experience, tours are set to a strict schedule. All guests are required to be at the meeting spot 15 minutes BEFORE their tour start time. Please be courteous to other guests and assure you arrive on time.