Kanaka Ikaika was formed in 1976 to promote and perpetuate ocean paddle sports in Hawaii. Every winter and spring the organization sponsors a series of ocean races that include kayak, surfski, OC-1 and paddleboard events. Outrigger has sponsored some of the races over the years.
Many Outrigger Canoe Club members participate in these races. To see how OCC members fared in these races see the articles below and in For the Record.