FUNdamentals Clinic

Introducing a new format, weekend clininc, for women just starting OC-1 

OC1 FUNdamentals Weekend Clinic

Next clinic dates: Dec 7+8, 2019 and January 18+19, 2020

The fundamentals clinic could be for you if

  • You've paddled OC1 more than once, you are not a complete beginner, but you are relatively new to OC1 paddling.

  • You want to become an OC1 paddler and you are looking for coaching to help you learn the fundamentals.

  • You can swim, and you are not afraid of swimming in the ocean.
  • You have other paddling experience, such as racing OC6 for at least one season, or are part of a dragon boat team that uses OC1 time trials for crew selection.

What makes OC1 Fundamentals clinic different from the other camps?

  • Shorter format - this is a two day clinic over a weekend.

  • Less miles paddled each day - expect 5-10 miles a day, instead of 10-15 (intermediate camp) or 15-20 (advanced camp) miles a day.

  • Easier conditions - focus on flat water, and small surfing conditions. No big downwind runs.

  • Focus on basic skills - we will break down, practice and review fundamental OC1 skills. 

  • As with all our camps, there is a maximum of four (4) paddlers so you will receive a lot of personalized attention.

Read below for more details and the camp application form

Structure and logistics of the camp


We we will base ourselves out of Kailua, Oahu. Nearest airport is Honolulu.


Please fill out the application form at the bottom of this page so I can review and we can determine if this camp is a fit for you. I’ll reach out to you once I’ve reviewed your form.


Canoes are provided for use during camp hours.  Currently we are using Pueo Gen I, Gen II, Pueo X and Kikaha OC2 (Kamanu Composites latest craft). We use the OC2 as a coaching and teaching tool and everyone will rotate through the OC2. 


Over the long weekend there will be four session on the water, you may opt in or out of any sessions you want. In between sessions we will talk endlessly about paddling.

  • Saturday - two sessions 8:30AM-5:30PM
  • Sunday - two sessions 8:30AM-5:30PM

It is possible to do this clinic from outside of Hawaii, and fly in to Honolulu Friday, and out of Honolulu Monday.

Two day Clinic Cost

$360 excluding Hawaii State tax.  Camp fee includes coaching, canoes, video and review of video including personalized items to work on when you return home. 

Paddlers Equipment

Bring your own paddle, paddling clothes and hydration pack. 


You will need to plan your own accommodation. Highly recommend Kailua, as this will be our base. Below are two resources for finding a place to stay. When searching for house rentals in Kailua use Zip Code 96734 


Generally people rent a car. However, it is possible to do this camp without a rental car, using UBER or other shuttle services to get around as we will spend every day in Kailua. 

It's important to us that we provide you with a great service and that our camp is suitable for you. Please fill out the below application form and we'll review it and get back to you. Thank you for your interest!