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NAC/Makapo Keiki krew


Adaptive team

the world's only inclusive adaptive outrigger paddling team for youth with Disabilities

Makapo and the Newport Aquatic Center are proud to offer the first inclusive adaptive outrigger paddling team for youth with special needs - the NAC/Makapo Keiki Krew Krewzers Team!


By joining the team, kiddos with special needs can paddle alongside their sighted family and friends and benefit from being part of a team. And for those who progress in their abilities with the help of our coaching staff, there is an opportunity to graduate to the NAC/Makapo Jr. Outrigger Team

  • $80 per child each month

  • 10% discount for multiple family members


*A one time annual  $15 per child registration fee will be billed separately at the first practice.



Team Details

The NAC/Makapo Keiki Krew Krewzers Program begins in June of 2019 and runs through August.  Practices are on Saturday mornings and are offered in four (4) week blocks payable monthly.

Each practice will incorporate outrigger paddling with other lessons such as social skill development and Polynesian cultural education.  Each team member will be paired with a trained "paddling buddy" volunteer.  

The cost per team member is $80 per month, and we offer a sibling discount of 10% per month.  Practices are held at the Newport Aquatic Center in Newport Beach, CA, and last 90 minutes.  Scholarships for families are available based on financial need.

Team members will be coached by experienced outrigger paddlers, assisted by trained volunteers, and will learn about the history of outrigger paddling,  All equipment, such as life vests and paddles, will be provided.



A full refund will be issued if cancellation is requested prior to the meeting of the first practice of the month.  No credits or refunds will be made after the first practice with the exception of cancellation by the Newport Aquatic Center or Makapo for reasons due to weather or safety.