is here and that means warm weather and the beach! Kupa'a Mau
Outrigger Canoe Club has the honor and privilege of perpetuating
the Hawai'ian sport of outrigger canoe paddling by sharing this
rich culture with all of you.
We are celebrating our tenth year aboard Camp Pendleton as an
MCCS endorsed club providing FREE recreation and
community building activities for our military families
(membership fees apply for civilian paddlers). If you enjoy
water sports, camaraderie, and competition, please join us on
the water to paddle. For more information, please contact Rich Biasi or
at (760) 525-7186.
Kupa'a Mau Outrigger Canoe Club practices are as follows from March until the middle of September.
and Women: Monday and Thursday at 1730 hours (5:30 pm)
and Saturdays at 0800 hours (8:00 am).
Practice Site Location
Outrigger Canoe Club has found a home for our canoes and our
paddlers at Del Mar Beach, Marine Corps Base, Camp
Pendleton (north San Diego County, California).
Del Mar Beach
is located at the southern end of Camp Pendleton and offers
miles of magnificent surf. One of North County San Diego's best
kept secrets, Del Mar Beach is one of Southern California's most
exclusive surf breaks. A breakwater pushes almost a mile into
the Pacific, and rolls in with authority. The beach features a
boat basin, restrooms, hot showers and barbecue pits and is clean, quiet, and
Del Mar Beach
is open to the military, their dependents, retirees, and their
guests. Access to the base is available for paddlers through
the front gate of Camp Pendleton (there are several other gates
for entry into Camp Pendleton, but you can only get a temporary
pass at the main gate – you may be asked to show your valid
drivers license, proof of insurance and proof of registration
runs along Camp Pendleton.
drive north toward Oceanside and take the Oceanside Harbor/ Camp
Pendleton exit to the main gate.
drive toward Oceanside and take the Camp Pendleton exit to the
entering the front gate, you will be on Vandegrift Road.
Turn left at
Wire Mountain Road (the first stoplight)
which takes you on a bridge over the I-5 (you are now on A
Turn left on Harbor
Turn left on B
Street and follow around to the Consolidated Dive Locker
We launch from the
concrete ramp into the water
What to Bring to Practice
PAPERWORK TO GET ON BASE: Valid drivers license, proof of insurance and
proof of registration
Of course, you need your paddle. If you do not have one, we
can loan you a club paddle.
Many paddlers like to bring a small bottle of water or
sports drink to carry with them in the boat.
Bring a headband, hairband, or hat of some sort to keep your
hair out of your face.
It's up to you, but most paddlers prefer to have a dry towel
and a T-shirt or sweatshirt to put on after practice.
Especially on race day at the beach and any daytime
You'll see a lot of paddlers wearing neoprene (wet suit
material) shorts, short or long sleeve dryfit/polyester
shirts and flip flops/surf booties. Neoprene is popular with
paddlers because it cushions the hard seats of the canoe and
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