Paddling - Girls & Boys


Hawaii Preparatory Academy has enjoyed many years of exciting competition in BIIF and HHSAA Paddling events and races. Our impressive coaching staff consists of Head Coach Mesepa Tanoi, who is assisted by boy’s coaches Kainoa, Seth, and John, girl’s coach Grace, and athletic trainer Calvin.

HPA fields up to seven teams per race (with six padders per outrigger canoe): Boy’s Varsity, Girl’s Varsity, Mixed Varsity, JV Boys, JV Girls, JV Mixed, and a Non-Scoring team. Our 30+ strong teams practice four days a week at Kawaihae Harbor, with regattas every Saturday through the season.

It is an exciting sport, with races held in Kailua Kona and Hilo, with the State Championships on Oahu. Come paddle, or cheer on HPA!


Coach Mesepa Tanoai


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