Paddle for a Good Cause


It’s all about connections. The connection one can only feel when paddling in the open ocean with no land in sight and depending only on one’s strength and determination for survival. Connections to the Hawaiians who paddled to these islands in outrigger canoes. Connections to the wind, clouds, waves, dolphins, birds, and the deep blue sea. This is the spirit which the Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Voyaging Society (HOCVS) will undertake during their challenge to paddle an outrigger canoe across the remote waters of the Hawaiian Archipelago. This voyage to KURE ATOLL will mark the first time in modern history that a group of paddlers have paddled the entire 1,600 plus miles of the Hawaiian Archipelago.

On Saturday, June 28th at 11am, CrossFit Santa Cruz Central is hosting a Kai Kane (waterman) workout fundraiser for Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Voyaging Society. They need our support to raise awareness of this unique portion of Hawaii and encourage appreciation of the Hawaiian culture and specifically long distance outrigger canoe voyaging. Your $20 to join the workout will benefit the HOCVS. You will be divided in teams of 4 for some gut retching competition. The fastest teams will win HOCVS T-Shirts. Join them for a great workout, a great cause and great people.

Attach an object precisely 12" above your maximum reach with rope or cord. Within Tabata interval parameters jump and touch the attached object for eight rounds of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest. Score as other Tabata exercises – lowest number in any of eight intervals is your overall score.

Follow with 50 knees to elbows in the least amount of sets possible

Repeat Tabata jump interval