History

Outrigger canoe paddling originated in the Pacific Islands where canoes were first used for migration thousands of years ago.

Today outrigger canoe racing has become a competitive sport not only throughout the Pacific Islands but also around the world. In Australia, it is a relatively young sport that began with the first club starting on the Gold Coast in 1978.  AOCRA was formed 10 years later in 1988, and since then the sport has expanded into nearly every state, although primarily clubs are positioned along the east coast.

Zones have been established to oversee the development of the sport within regional areas. Adelaide Outriggers Canoe Club is part of Victoria Zone that includes clubs from Victoria and Tasmania.

Contact us and come and try canoe paddling Hawaiian style – the first three sessions are free.