Broad OCC Traditions
- Our members have become the family and friends we share our lives with;
- We raise our children and teach them good sportsmanship in this beautiful place, and enjoy family time together;
- We are fulfilling Alexander Hume Ford’s dream to perpetuate the sports of Old Hawaii and encourage/share them with others to enjoy as well;
- We love the ocean and enjoyment we get from ocean activities;
- Our koa canoes are like our family and we cherish and show respect for them by teaching each new generation their history, how to race in them and how to care for them;
- Our Club athletes have accomplished so much and made us the pride of not just the Pacific but the world;
- Our members share their knowledge/skills with the next generation through volunteer coaching and by setting a good example;
- We have developed continuity by sponsoring events that have become Club and island traditions;
- Intra-club competition is held for all ages in a variety of sports to encourage good natured fellowship and competition.
- We have a long tradition of member-committees running our Club;
- Our members participate in amateur athletics and recreational sports;
- We have a professional management team and employees who support our members and their activities and that has allowed us to flourish;
- We have a strong financial foundation built by our founders and honed by our boards over the decades that have allowed us to succeed when other clubs have failed;
- Our Clubhouses and facilities have welcomed our members and guests for more than a century and allow us to pursue our athletic and social pursuits in the most beautiful place in the world; and most of all
- Our tradition is Cline Mann’s plaque at our Club entrance that reminds us each time we enter what our Club is about:
The Outrigger Canoe Club
Let this be a place
where man may commune with sun and sand and sea,
where good fellowship and Aloha prevail, and
where the sports of old Hawaii shall always have a home.
Dedication plaque January 1964
Specific OCC Traditions
- The Macfarlane Regatta on the 4th of July.
- The Castle Swim on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
- The member open house on Christmas Day since 1908 ( changed in 2018).
- Santa arriving in a canoe for the Keiki Christmas Party.
- The annual Club Luau.
- Brunch on Sunday mornings.
- Steak Fry on Saturday nights.
- Remembering Cline Mann by tipping a Bud for him prior to the Scratch Fest and Cline Mann paddleboard races.
- Naming our canoes after the historic sites of our Club, and the seabirds that surround us.
- Walter Guild giving his pep talk on the 4th of July.
- The Outrigger cheer from the bar in the early morning of the 4th of July.
- The Teves Trio entertaining us at dinner (gone unfortunately, but not forgotten).
- The clapping and oohs and aahs that accompany the sunset each night, especially the Green Flash.
- The friendship circle and prayer before the start of the Daddy Haine Volleyball Tournament where players are reminded of Daddy’s motto: “Play Hard and Play Fair.”
- The Memorial Day remembrance for our members whose ashes are scattered in the ocean in front of the Club.
- Super Bowl Sunday in the Ka Moi Boathouse.
- The Dad Center Memorial Long Distance Race for women, which finally gave women a chance to compete in distance races as the men had for many years.
- Stew & Rice dinner lectures from world-class speakers to educate and entertain our members.
- Carrot bread, OCC Mahi, Stew and Rice, our favorites for many years.
- Anzai’s Banzai, OCC Mai Tais, Henrys and Rabs, the Green Flash and Fowler. Okole Maluna!