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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Mother’s Beach - Marina del Rey - California


Race Overview

The Kahanamoku Klassic Outrigger Canoe Race is hosted by Marina Outrigger Canoe Club in Marina del Rey, California. The 6-man outrigger canoe race, overseen by the Southern California Outrigger Racing Association, draws some 2,000 participants from around the state, as well as Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Hawaii and Tahiti.


Can be completed in one of two ways:

Online at


In person on Saturday, May 30 (7am - 8am)


Race Rules

SCORA Race Rules apply.

All paddlers under SCORA and from all visiting crews, to include all coaches, escort skippers, guests on escort boats, and any person who accompanies that crew, must sign a 2020 SCORA Release of Liability Waiver. 


Awards will be give to first, second, and third place winners in all racing categories.


Click here for contact info


Jamaica Bay Inn

4175 Admiralty Way

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

 (310) 823-5333 

Discount Code: MDROCC19

Stay the weekend at Jamaica Bay Inn, right on Mother's Beach. 

You must call call and book room with hotel directly to use discount code - code will not work online.

 Secure your room now before they're sold out!

The hotel is offering a PADDLER SPECIAL:

City View: Dbl. Queen = $232.00/night
Water View: Dbl. Queen $249.00/night


Room rates quoted above are subject to 12% occupancy tax, 20% California Tourism Assessment tax and a 1.5% CVB tax.


Please call (310) 823-5333 for reservations and provide this discount code: MDROCC19 

The cut-off date for the special is 05/19/2019, at which time the hotel will review the reservation pick up for the event and release the unreserved rooms. Reservations made after the cut-off date will be accepted based on availability at prevailing room rates.

Other hotels on or near Mother’s Beach include Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Ritz Carlton and Foghorn Harbor Inn

Host Hotel


Mother's Beach in Marina del Rey

Palawan Way

Marina del Rey, CA 90292


Directions to Race Site

From I-405 N and I-405 S

merge onto CA-90 W toward Marina Del Rey

exit RIGHT onto Lincoln Blvd

 turn LEFT onto Washington Blvd

CANOES/TRAILERS: turn LEFT on Palawan Way

PADDLERS/SPECTATORS: turn LEFT on Via Marina, then LEFT on Admiralty Way

Additional Information

As terms of our race site permit, please abide by the following rules:

NO dogs allowed on beach.

NO alcohol or glass bottles on beach.

NO tents with stakes.

All non-SCORA crews must provide proof of insurance and liability waivers.

Race Site


Paddler Parking

Please bring cash and exact amount.

Please DO NOT drive down Admiralty and turn into Palawan.

Head down Washington Blvd and turn LEFT at Via Marina to parking lots.

LOT 8 (Weekday/Weekend: $10) - 4220 Admiralty Way (0.2 mile from race site)

LOT 10 (Weekday: $10, Weekend: $15) – 4101 Admiralty Way (0.2 mile from race site)

LOT 7 (Weekday/Weekend: $10) – 4350 Admiralty Way (0.6 mile from race site)

LOT 11 (Weekday/Weekend: $10) – 14101 Panay Way (0.6 mile from race site) 

Canoe Trailers

LOT 2 – 13477 Fiji Way

$13 / 24 hours - Vehicles with TRAILERS

$10 / 24 hours - VEHICLES only


Overnight boat parking on Fiji Way at Dock 52 – 13509 Fiji Way 


LOT 914110 Palawan Way

Weekday/Weekend: $10/day



Friday, May 31

Clubs are required to unload canoes on Friday night from 4pm – 7pm

Canoe unloading will take place at:

Public Boat Launch Ramp located in Lot 213477 Fiji Way

​You will pay these fees at the kiosk at the entrance to the lot: 

$13 / 24 hours - Vehicles with TRAILERS

$10 / 24 hours - VEHICLES only

Although it states that a trailer cannot be left in the lot without a tow vehicle attached, the county has made an exception and will allow you to leave your trailer and drive your vehicle over to the race site. You must display your parking pass on your trailer, please bring a zip lock bag and a zip tie. 

Canoes will need to be offloaded and rigged in the parking lot and then paddled over to Mother's Beach.

Please make sure you have enough club members present to accomplish these tasks. 


Contact Lindsey Richman to schedule unloading:

(310) 490-5068

Canoe Unloading


*Schedule is subject to change.

6:30 AM – Registration Opens 

7:00 AM – Breakfast (available for purchase)

coffee, breakfast foods such as breakfast burritos, musubi, bagels, fruit, and boiled eggs 

7:15 AM - Race merchandise & Raffle Tickets Open 

8:00 AM – Registration Closes 

8:00 AM – Pule

Hawaiian Blessing Prayer and Keiki Hula 

8:15 AM – KEIKI Race 

8:20 AM – Steersperson Meeting

Novice and Open 


10:30 AM – OPEN WOMEN / CO-ED Race 

11:00 AM – Lunch (available for purchase) 

Hawaiian style plate lunch, made by Rutt’s Hawaiian Café

12:30 PM – OPEN MEN Race 

2:30 PM – Awards & Photos 

Race Schedule


Keiki Course

Approx. ¼ mile race, inside MDROCC channel, finishing at Mother's Beach.


Novice & Open Short Course

Approx. 4 mile race, starting inside main channel to North exit of break wall

towards Venice Pier. Turn back, return on South side of break wall, finishing at Mother’s Beach. 


Open Course

Approx. 11 mile race, starting outside Marina break wall,

heading north to Santa Monica Pier on a triangle course, finishing at Mother's Beach.

Race Course


Pre-Sale is Closed

Pre-sale is now closed so we can prepare for race day.

If you placed a pre-order, it will be available for pick-up at the merchandise tent on race day starting at 8am.

Purchase Race Merchandise Onsite

Merchandise tent will open at 8am.

 Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.

Raffle & Silent Auction


Kahanamoku Klassic hosts a number of vendors that sell paddling equipment, art, jewelry, clothing, food and massages.

Featured vendors this year will include:


Fashion Gypsy

Hard Core Sport

Jamaica Bay Inn

Ka Wai Culture

Local Honey Designs

Marea Baja Designs

Massage by Joey Calderon

Ohana Plus

PaddleMe Sportswear

Pro SUP Shop


Sea Vibes

Shelly Strazis Photography / Poe Pearls

Surf Tides

Tahiti Va'a Inc

Waiakea Springs

Waterline Design

Become a Vendor

To find out more about becoming a vendor, please contact:

Anne Egan

(323) 533-3980




Raffle and silent auction will be open from 8 AM – 2 PM

Raffle will be announced and posted at the end of the day - you do not need to be present to win.

Silent auction items will close at 2 PM and be available for pick up from 2 PM – 4 PM.

Cash, credit cards and checks may be used for purchase.


Raffle items include custom jewelry, artwork, eyewear, appliances, electronics, SUP boards, skin and haircare products, Arbonne, restaurant gift certificates, the infamous Marina Booze Cooler and so much more!

After Party



Details about after party to be announced as race date nears.


Have a question?

General Questions + Logistics

Angie Miles

(310) 801-0574


Malia Zimmerman, MDROCC President

(808) 306-3161


Parking / Canoe Unloading:

Lindsey Richman

(310) 490-5068


Anne Egan

 (323) 533-3980



Nancy Dopp

(310) 614-4800


Scora Rep:

Mary Sloane

(310) 505-6450

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