Hui Nalu O Hawai’i

[Since 1908]

Located on Oahu on Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai, Hui Nalu’s vision is to come together as a family who shares and cares

Hui Nalu, the “Club of the Waves”, was founded in 1908 by Duke Kahanamoku, Knute Cottrell and Ken Winter. Based at the Moana Hotel in Waikiki, swimming was the primary activity of the club in the early years. Club members also enjoyed surfing, canoe paddling and kanikapila.

Hui Nalu’s mission is to provide educational activities for individuals, families and the community revolving around ocean activities. The summer regatta season involves age group and open races in lengths from 1/4 to 1-1/2 miles. The ages of the participants range from 10 to 70+ years.

Hui Nalu Canoe Club also sponsors a pre-season race in Maunalua Bay dedicated to former head coach Kala Kukea, as well as a regular season regatta to honor former coach John D. Kaupiko.

Come Join Us!

Our paddling program is open to all skill levels ages 12 to 100! The regatta, or short race season, generally begins practicing in March, which is followed by the long distance and OC1 seasons. We also have a fun off-season session that is a great way to join the community, get to know people and maintain or improve your skills and fitness. To learn more about joining the amazing Hui Nalu community, check out our Registration page  >

Upcoming Events:
The Annual Kaiwi Coast Run & Walk ~ Sunday, November 18th, 2018

The Ka Iwi Coast Run & Walk is our annual fundraiser for Hui Nalu programs and brings awareness and support for the preservation of the coastline. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for our island community to experience the beauty of the scenic Kaiwi coastline at a runner’s or walker’s pace. The road is closed from the start line until Hanauma Bay!

The preservation of the Ka Iwi Coast is a story of the community working together to protect coastline in its natural and wild state. As early as 1973, hotel developers were attempting to develop the Queen’s Beach area, popularly known as Alan Davis. In 1983, the area was rezoned as preservation land and in 1988 the Sandy Beach Park area was also rezoned and preserved. Queen’s Beach is now part of the Ka Iwi Coast State Park. Read more about the modern day history of the Ka Iwi Coast here.

Our Halau is located on beautiful Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai

Hui Nalu Halau