Pacific Paddler — June 2015 - (Page 44)

JUST GOT TO PADDLE There is something about paddling that gets into your blood and you just got to paddle. Hawaii born Billy Loa has had a paddle in his hands since he was 15 years old. "Being on the water and paddling is like going to church and spending time with God," says Loa. When he first moved to California, his wife knew he had to paddle, so she told him there is a paddle club...just around the corner... from their house in Redondo Beach. So with paddle in hand, Loa headed out the door on foot in search of the club. After he paddled, he was excited to tell his wife about his new found club. When she asked if he found the Outrigger Canoe Club in Redondo Beach, Loa said, "Yes I did, I walked fourmiles - just around the corner!" When you got to paddle, walking four-miles to do it is no big deal. Loa loves paddling so much he has transferred his skills to stand up paddling and started Aloha SUP Club Hawaii where he is offering stand up paddle rentals on Oahu. Book on-line at and Loa will special deliver you your boards. NA KOA WOUNDED WARRIOR REGATTA 20 AUG, 1730-2000: Na Koa Reception, Hale Koa 21 AUG, 0800-1400: Hawaii Warrior Job Fair, Hale Koa 22 AUG, 0830-1530: Na Koa Wounded Warrior Canoe Regatta, Waters off Fort DeRussy What's New? More Wounded Warrior & Family Teams More Gold Star Family Teams More Viet Nam Veteran Teams Four Race Lanes New Race Category: Combat Veterans Inclusion of First Responders Under Armour T-Shirts Registrations will be on-line this year at Wounded Warriors may also register as an individual if they like by sending an e-mail to We will work to link them up with other wounded warriors to form a team. Please "like" our FaceBook page, Na Koa Regatta, for additional info and updates. KOHALA CHALLENGE & TIGER'S KEOKEA CHAMPIONSHIP 16 mile Long course winner - Kua Nolan, who finished six minutes ahead of everyone else! Photo by Susan Anderson - 44 PACIFIC PADDLER JUNE 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pacific Paddler — June 2015

Kala Kukea Challenge
Scott Hawaii State 'Champs'
OluKai Ho'olaule'a
After the Kala'iomalulani Race
Kalei Hahookele
Kauai World Challenge
Ka Iwi Coast Run & Walk
Allstate Oahu Championship
Just got to paddle - Billy Loa
Wounded Warrior Regatta
Basic Stretches for Paddlers

Pacific Paddler — June 2015