This year I made a commitment to help coach the kids at our club and also to get back into the wa’a and race.
Our kids wanted to paddle and I wanted to be a part of that.
The last time I raced was about 13 years ago, so technically I could paddle Novice A.
Instead of just taking photos, I was back in action and having a blast. I even forgot how old I was. Coaching is rewarding. Making sure our kids are having fun is key to getting them to try as hard as they can. Our young paddlers have been doing great. The crews that qualified for the HCRA States, held in Maui this year, are excited to compete amongst Hawaii’s best paddlers. To every paddler and coach who made it to the ‘States’, congratulations on your achievement. You’re representing the State’s best.