Resources in the Library

Here are some suggested resources for learning about outrigger canoe paddling in Hawai‘i for the beginner, new resident or visitor. These can be found in the Hawai‘i State Library in Honolulu, as well as in some of the other branches of the public library system statewide.

Encyclopedia Online:

Encyclopædia Britannica Online Library Edition, s.v. “canoe,”

Books about Hawaiian Outrigger Canoes and canoeing ("paddling")

Bikle, Edie., Connie Hennings-Chilton. Kapono & the Turtle. Waipahu, Hawaii: Island Heritage Pub., 2001. H Bikle

Caldwell, Peater. Moloka’i-O’ahu through the Years: a History of the Moloka‘i Outrigger Canoe Race. 1940. Honolulu, Hawai‘i : Editions Limited, 2006. H 797.14 Ca

Chun, Naomi., Robin Y. Burningham. Hawaiian Canoe-Building Traditions. Honolulu, Hawaii: Kamehameha Schools Press, 1995. H 623.829 Ha

Del Piano, Barbara Jane., Moana Tregaskis. Outrigger Canoe Club: the First One Hundred Years 1908-2008. Honolulu, Hawai'i: Outrigger Canoe Club, 2007. H 797.122 DE

Getzen, Maile. Gift From the Forest. Hana, Hawaii: Maka Pueo Press, 2008. 'H Getzen

Holmes, Tommy. The Hawaiian Canoe. Honolulu, Hawaii: Editions Limited, 1993. H623.829H

Joss,Ian T. MacMillan. Paddling in Hawai‘i: A Photo Essay. Honolulu, Hawai'i: Mutual Pub., 2003. H797.122 Jo

MacMillan, Ian T. The Red Wind. Honolulu, Hawai'i: Mutual Pub., 1998. H

Perry, Tay. Paddling = Hoena: Hawaiian Proverbs and Inspirational Quotes Celebrating Hawai‘i’s Favorite Pastime. Honolulu, Hawaii: Mutual Pub., 2006. H797.122Pa

Robby, Lee. The Dangerous Canoe Race. Colorado Springs, Colo: Focus on the Family Pub., 1990. H R

Summerlin, Annette Kau. Canoe Racing and Paddling in Hawai‘i. Honolulu, Hawaii: A.K. Summerlin 1994. H797.14S

West, Steve. A Paddler’s Guide to Outrigger Canoeing. Sydney; San Francisco: Kanu Culture, 2006. H797.122 We

West, Steve. Ka’nu Culture. Australia: Batini Books, 1995. H 623.829 K

West, Steve. The Art and Skill of Steering: Outrigger Canoeing Technical Manual. San Francisco: Kanu Culture, 2006. H 797.122 We

Magazine and journal articles accessible in the library:

“Essentials.” Travel Holiday, May 2000.

Hein, Kenneth. “What a Dive.” MediaWeek, December 8, 2008.

Koeppel, Dan. “Damn the Evinrude, Full Speed Ahead!” Travel Holiday, May 2000.

Mosier, Andre. “Aloha Locountry.” Charleston Magazine, July 2007.

Shimek, Steve. “Pulling for the Team.” Women’s Sports & Fitness, May 1997.

“Strait Flush.” Outside, October 1998.

Syken, Bill. “Who & Where.” Sports Illustrated, October 27, 2003.

Zimmerman, Tim. “Hawaii Gung-Ho.” Outside, January 2000.

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Created by Amanda Redmond & Barbara TreckerUniversity of Hawai‘i-Manoa • Library & Information Science 601 • Fall 2011