AccesSurf is proud to partner with Honolulu Pearl Canoe Club (HPCC) in order to continue the legacy of the Hawaii Adaptive Paddling Association (HAPA) mission.

The purpose of this clinic is to support a quarterly recreational program, which allows participants the opportunity to experience a day at the beach in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Our trained volunteers provide a nurturing experience so that our participants can reap the benefits of the canoe and ocean. With an emphasis on safety, volunteers guide our participants through basic paddling skills so they can feel a part of the overall experience. Many of our paddlers volunteered and trained for years with the Project Pure Light program, and have been instrumental in developing and training new programs that have benefited neighbor island participants and visitors from the mainland. Kia Kaha (”Stay Strong”).

Mission:  Canoe Clinic will create an inclusive community where people with disabilities can access the ocean through adaptive paddling within a nurturing environment.

Objectives:

-Canoe Clinic creates an inclusive community by welcoming participants who require adaptive services, and volunteers, of all abilities from beginner to elite.

-Canoe Clinic will provide adaptive equipment, expertise, and an accessible environment to encourage safe and fun participation.

Lunch will be provided for participants, family members, and volunteers.

We ask that volunteers dress appropriately for a family friendly day at the beach.

Water, sun protection, towels, and water shoes (booties or reef walkers) are recommended.

Volunteer set up at 8:00am
Paddling: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Lunch 12:00pm
Tear down 1:00pm

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION: with Susan at susan@accessurf.org

PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION: with Gabe at gabe@accessurf.org  (space is limited)

Location: Honolulu Pearl Canoe Club on Sand Island

1440 Sand Island Parkway
Honolulu, HI 96819 United States
*** the first parking lot on the left (makai)  past the Sand Box BMX track on Sand Island.