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Paddler FAQ'S

How much does it cost to join the club?

Annual membership (March - March): $300 | Winter Season (October - February): $100 | One Time Drop In:  $10 

Individuals interested in joining the club are allowed 3 free paddles before joining.

When do you paddle?

Paddlers interested in joining the club are welcome to come to Sunday morning paddles.  Meet on the beach at 8:30am.

The Winter Season is the best time to join the club.  This happens on the weekends from October through February.

Once our racing season starts, club members practice four times a week; Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday - Sunday (novices). Contact us to schedule your first paddling session!

What time is practice?
  • Tuesday and Thursday - 5:30pm (experienced)

  • Saturday - 8:30am (experienced)

  • Sunday - 8:30am (novice)

  • Practices run between two - three+ hours in length. Please manage your time accordingly before and after practice.

  • Only coaches determine and manage practice schedules for Tamalpais OCC.

What to wear?

Water-wicking clothes recommended (rash guards, neoprene or board shorts), dive booties or water shoes, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and paddling gloves (optional). It's always good to wear layers in the Bay Area. Refrain from cotton clothing which will soak up water instead of repel water.

What to bring?

Paddle, bottled water, small snack (energy bar), towel, change of clothes and your positive energy! You should be comfortable swimming or treading water for at least three to five minutes in case of a huli (flip).


Remember, this is a water sport and we give high respect to Mother Nature. winds, waves, tides and ocean currents. 

Understanding what to do in case of an incident with your crew is pivotal to everyone's safety. Everyone is accountable when it comes to safety. PFD (personal flotation device) are required for those who do not know how to swim. If you do not own one, one will be provided for you. Please consult with the coaching staff should you have any questions.

Kuleana & Kokoa (responsibility & help)

It's everyone's kuleana (responsibility) to kokua (help) when it comes to outrigger canoe paddling. When you arrive, come "ready to paddle" and head to the canoes. Connect with your fellow paddlers while preparing canoes before our journey and breaking down canoes afterwards. It's what a paddling ohana (family) does.

Still have a questions? Email us! 

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