Stand Up Paddling was originally known as Beach Boy paddling and was seen most often in Waikiki. Outrigger Canoe Club introduced Stand Up Paddling (SUP) to its racing schedule in 2006 during the Cline Mann Ko`olaupoko Paddleboard Race short course division. Only three paddlers entered the race in 2006. However, by 2013, there were more SUPs than prone paddleboards competing.
Outrigger members are avid Stand Up paddlers and enjoy the sport both for recreation and competition.
OCC’s Kai Lenny is a six-time world SUP champion, and with fellow Outrigger member Noa Ginella is currently on the world SUP tour.
Scott Gamble won the 2011 Molokai 2 Oahu World Paddleboard World Championship, was second in 2013 and third in 2014. Travis Grant was first overall in 2015, first in the Men’s 30-39 division in 2013 and second overall in 2014. Lenny won the 29 & Under division in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, Lenny won the Molokai 2 Oahu in 4:07:41, followed by Grant in 4:10:14. Both were using unlimited boards.
Other OCC members who are competing at the elite level are Noa Ginella, Christian Bradley, Scott McPhail, Brendan Bradley, and Halie Harrison.