Samoa Outrigger Canoe Association

TALOFA!

NOTICE: CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST PURCHASE OF IVF
WDC 2023 OUTRIGGER FLEET CANOES

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Apia, Samoa
Apia, WS
5:19 pm, July 13, 2024
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Welcome to Samoa Outrigger Canoe Association

Talofa, talofa, talofa lava!

The Samoa Outrigger Canoe Association bases its operations in the Samoan capital of Apia, which is very close on all sides to the beautiful and bountiful Pacific Ocean.

The main international Port is in Apia Harbour and is only minutes away by canoe from all of the current Outrigger Club locations. The Association hopes to grow the sport by heading out into the villages on all of its inhabited islands, where the traditional vaa paopao (Outrigger canoe) is employed for subsistence fishing and ocean floor foraging.

Samoa played host to the last Pacific Games in 2019 and with enhanced support in the sport of Outrigger Canoeing, hopes to host future events regional and international.

It is our hope that this site proves to be a tool that exemplifies love of our sport, and becomes a resource for developing paddlers everywhere; young and old.

Paddles up… alo!

NOTICE:

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR PURCHASE OF IVF
WDC 2023 OUTRIGGER FLEET CANOES

The Samoa Outrigger Canoe Association which is the central body for all outrigger canoe activities in Samoa, wishes to invite Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the Public both locally and overseas with the intent of purchasing any of the IVF World Distance Championship 2023 six-person (V6) and one-person (V1) outrigger canoes which were purchased and used for the hosting of this event in Apia, Samoa in August 2023. The make and model of the canoes for V6 are the Are Matahina, and V1 Fausaga Vaa produced in 2023 for the sole intention of use at the IVF WDC23 event.