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About Us

Located at the base of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club honors the tradition and culture of outrigger canoe paddling and extends the Spirit of Aloha to everyone who chooses to paddle with us.

Our Mission

Mālama I Ke Kai                      Respect of the Sea 

Mālama I Ka Wa'a                   Respect of the Canoe

Mālama I Ka 'Ohana               Respect of the Family

Mālama I Ka ‘Āina                   Respect of the Land

Mālama Kekahi I Kekahi         Respect of one Another

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TRAINING

March - September 

Experienced Paddler Practices

Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 pm

Saturday 8:00 am

Novice & Rec Paddler Practices

Monday & Wednesday 5:30 pm 

Sunday 8:00 am

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RACES

May - September

Five months of long distance and sprint races throughout Northern California 

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WINTER SESSION

October - February

Experienced Practices

Saturday 8:00 am

Novice Practices

Sunday 8:00am

Head Coach

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Kimo Garrigan

Born in Honolulu and raised in the Bay Area, it's in Northern California where I started paddling to connect to my Hawaiian roots along with the competitive nature that Outrigger paddling brings.  I've been in and around playing and coaching sports, from football, baseball and basketball long before paddling.  I learned paddling from many coaches throughout the last 15 years and still learning from some of the best paddlers and coaches in the world today. The day I stop learning will be the day I stop growing and getting better. I learn something about myself every time I get in a canoe. Races I've been in include the prestigious Hawaiki Nui Race in Tahiti, Takapuna races in New Zealand, Molokai Hoe, Catalina crossing, countless races up and down the west coast from Seattle to San Diego, and numerous races throughout Hawaii and Tahiti. My goal as a head coach is to teach all paddlers what I have been taught and to make my paddlers better one stroke at a time.  When not paddling, I'll be out mountain bike riding, snowboarding and long dog walks with Luna and Koa.

Assistant Coaches

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Ken Pacada

A native Hawaiian, born and raised on Oahu, Ken grew up around the water, but it wasn't until he moved to California that he took up outrigger canoeing, to be connected to his culture.   Ken has devoted himself to the sport for more than two decades, serving as president of two  outrigger canoe clubs (including TOCC) and has worked tirelessly as our coach for many years. Ken has raced premier races such as Catalina Channel Crossing and has gone back to his beloved Hawaiian islands several times to race in the famous Molokai to Oahu Molokai Ho'e, Na Pali Challenge on Kauai, and the Queen Liliuokalani race in Kona.

Richard Howard Gibbon

Richard grew up in Marin in and around the water and began his paddling career at TOCC. An avid kayaker, Richard spends part of the year in Brazil where he paddles with the local club. After spending many years and many miles honing his skills, he found his seat as the steersman of the canoe. Richard took on the role of coaching our novice crews in 2018, and continues to share the foundational skills of paddling to our newest members. Richard pours his mana (energy) into the canoes as the principal person who manages our canoe repairs.

Hilary Baldi

As a coach for the novice of Tamalpais OCC paddlers, I strive to
support each individual in reaching their paddling goals, whether it's
mastering the stroke technique, building endurance, or fostering
teamwork within the crew. 
For me, coaching novices brings constant reminders of the
transformative power of outrigger canoeing. It's not just about the
physical challenge or the thrill of competition; it's about the
incredible bonds that form within one's first racing crew through the shared
moments of triumph and struggle. What better excuse to spend more time on the waters of the San Francisco Bay.


Matt Cornfoot

Matt is a San Francisco native and North Bay resident. Growing up under the base of Mt. Tam, he has always had a spiritual knowing knowledge of the mountain and the SF Bay waters that connect him to the simple joys of life and a gateway to the beyond.  At a young age, he was navigating water lakes, rivers and streams, enjoying water sports all over Northern California. He has had countless power boats in his lifetime. In 2015 he bought a SUP - he was going to be his own power on the water, which eventually let to finding himself drawn to an OC1. In 2020 he found TOCC...the clubs namesake- Mt.Tam! he was all in! Matt’s career as a regional manager leading teams of sales professionals has helped prepare him for this role as a coach and leader on the team. He enjoys bringing new paddlers onto the water along with coaching novices crews, and sharing the aloha spirit. 

Dave “Diver” Gissendaner

~bio coming soon!~

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Pat Koren

~bio coming soon!~

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Les Scanlan

~bio coming soon!~

Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club

PO Box 891 , Sausalito, CA 94966

Email: Tocc.membership@gmail.com

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