LANAKILA OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB
LOCC - Formed in 1970, is a member-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a long and rich history in the Polynesian tradition of outrigger canoe paddling. Based at King Harbor in Redondo Beach, California, LOCC is made up of a diverse group of paddlers ranging from our junior paddlers ages 12-19 to our adults ages 19-75, and from varied backgrounds such as lifeguards, firefighters, teachers, scientists, business owners, contractors, fitness experts, computer programmers and many more. Members come to the team with varying athletic backgrounds, with some looking to be highly competitive and others for the chance to exercise and meet new friends.
The club creates an atmosphere which unites members' common interest in perpetuating and participating in Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing at its highest competitive level. LOCC encourages and promotes good sportsmanship among members and between teams. Joining provides an opportunity for members of the community to participate in a healthy and organized program of physical fitness.
With the best coaching staff in California, former Olympians in our ranks, and a friendly atmosphere, LOCC has proven itself to be one of the more dynamic and winning clubs in Southern California. Competition and racing are the backbone to training at LOCC, but members also contribute to the community and work together to maintain the club. In addition to racing, LOCC holds social events and fundraisers with the dedication of volunteer members, and is active in civic affairs. LOCC actively supports its junior paddling program, is a member of the Surfrider Foundation, supports the King Harbor Youth Sailing Team, and works with the Ocean of Hope each year to raise money for sarcoma cancers.