© 2018 OC Makapo Aquatics Project

COME OUT AND PLAY!

The Makapo Aquatics Project was founded in 2007 to meet the recreational needs of the blind community in Orange County and beyond.  Our programs involve the Polynesian sport of outrigger paddling, which is the perfect sport for those with little or no vision since there are no special adaptations to the equipment.  It is an inclusive, unique activity in which blind people can do with their sighted family and friends.

OHANA Videos

Watch a video documenting Makapo's collaboration with Mark Baldwin a PhD Candidate at UC Irvine.  With Mark's help, Makapo was able to create a remote control system for one-person outrigger canoes (OC1s) and successfully use it in a race.

 

See Makapo's Video Gallery 

news & Events

  • March 11 - Makapo Outrigger Team Practices Start

  • April 6 - Keiki Krew Race Team Begins Practice

  • April April 16 - Ohana Day

  • August 24 - Keiki Krew End of Year Regatta and Luau

NAC/Makapo

Outrigger team

Open to blind adults and their sighted family and friends, the team competes in races throughout Southern California.

NAC/MAKAPO

JR. Outrigger

The first and only inclusive  outrigger paddling team for blind and visually impaired youth, their siblings, and their friends ages 3 to 17

NAC/MAKAPO

KEIKI KREW

An outrigger team for youth with special needs who want to participate in a team sport, the team encourages siblings and friends to create an inclusive, safe environment. 

GIVE

Makapo offers programs that help blind and visually impaired people of all ages become more active and independent.  With the help from our generous Ohana, we can fund our unique, inclusive recreation programs and expand its reach in the community.  

 

Makapo offers programs that help blind and visually impaired people of all ages become more active and independent.  With the help from our generous Ohana, we can fund our unique, inclusive recreation programs and expand its reach in the community.  

 

CONTACT INFO

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Mailing Address:

PO BOX 61090

Irvine, CA 92602

Email: info@makapolorg

Phone: 714 868 6252