The essence of Hawaii comes to the shores of beautiful Tempe Town Lake!
On Saturday April 12 2014, Outrigger teams from California, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada and Arizona will compete in a full day of outrigger sprints in six-man canoes and stand up paddleboards.
Hula dancers, Hawaiian music, and “ono” Hawaiian food will attract and entertain the crowds on shore.
More than 150 paddlers competed last year with crowds of onlookers cheering from the shores of Town Lake and atop the Mill Avenue Bridge. This year promises to be even bigger!
This year we celebrate the the 5th largest island of Hawaii, Molokai!
the flower of Molokai, the white kukui blossom
|Molokai (Population 7,404, Area 260 sq. miles) The “Friendly Isle” has diversified agriculture, ranching, tourism and the world’s highest sea cliffs along its northern coast. On a 13-square-mile peninsula below high cliffs is Kalaupapa, the Hansen’s Disease settlement, officially called Kalawao County, a National Historical Park.*|
Come celebrate the “Friendly Isle” with the Tempe Town Lake Outrigger Canoe Association!