Welcome to Ke kai!
Hi'ilani 'O Ke Kai OCC (formerly Ke Kai O'Uhane OCC) is a family-focused outrigger canoe center and hula halau based out of Monterey, CA. Founded in 1984, our community has grown every year and our membership includes friends and family, ages 5-70+.
We offer paddling for competitive racing and recreation, hula classes, an annual luau event, and several community activities throughout the year. We welcome you to join us for any and all of our activities.
Announcing Our New Name
It’s official! We have officially retired our club name “Ke Kai O’Uhane Outrigger Canoe Center” and are moving forward as “Hi’ilani ‘O Ke Kai Outrigger and Cultural Center.”
More than 60% of members participated the October 2022 voting process and the results were clear. In selecting our new name, several key things were important to our members: that the name still allow us to refer to ourselves as “Ke Kai,” that it demonstrate our club’s Hawaiian connection and roots, that it originate with our club’s kupuna and Hawaiian elders, and that it reflect the strength of our community and the passion that ties us all together.
This major organizational change embodies the respect and gratitude we have for Uncle Les and the Charles family. It is no small feat to undertake this direction and we do it to honor Uncle Les’ retirement wishes. We have seen our members’ collective enthusiasm, shared aloha, and dedication to our club and we are excited by what our future holds.