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Ohana Day Photo with people smiling in front of the NAC


Our Mission

The Makapo Aquatics Project's mission is to help people living with disabilities  live ACTIVE LIVES. By providing inclusive outrigger paddling programs that encourage family and friends to be a part of the team, everyone can gain the benefits of getting on the water.

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What We Do...

Makapo provides outrigger paddling programs for people with disabilities of all ages.  Our inclusive programs welcome anyone whose lives have been affected by physical, cognitive, or developmental disabilities.  

Adult Programs

NAC/Makapo Outrigger Team

For over 17 years, Makapo has partnered with the Newport Aquatic Center to field a mixed ability team that competes in races all over the world.  Practices begin in March 2024.


NAC/Makapo Rec Team

An entry-level recreational adult paddling team, this program is perfect for adults just getting into outrigger paddling. Practices begin June 2024.


Ohana Day Group Paddling

Have a day program or social group looking for a fun, therapeutic way to get on the water?  Our Ohana Day Paddling Experiences will fill your day with Aloha! Begins in February 2024.

Keiki Programs


Team "Mixed Plate"

An inclusive outrigger paddling team that brings youth of all abilities together to have fun on the water.  Coming in early Spring 2024.


NAC/Makapo Keiki Kamp

A therapeutic, inclusive camp that combines paddling with on-the beach activities the Keiki Kamps are 1 week camps open to all. Events are in June, July, and August of 2024.


Ohana Day Group Paddling

Whether you're coming as a group from a local organization or with your family, Ohana Days are the perfect way to try outrigger paddling for the first time.  Starts in February 2024.


Corporate Team Building

Looking for a unique and powerful experience on the water for your team or employees?  Makapo's immersive Team Building Experience combines outrigger paddling with disability awareness to inspire your team to work together and see the world from a different perspective.


Mailing Address:

PO BOX 61090

Irvine, CA 92602


Phone: 714 868 6252



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