Johnny Puakea: USA Outrigger National Team Head Coach


We are excited to announce that Johnny has accepted the head coaching position for the USA Outrigger National Team. USA Outrigger officially launched their national program on January 1st to promote the sport of outrigger canoe racing and the development of their U.S. National Team. Johnny is honored to be apart of the program and share his knowledge.

You can read more about Johnny and USA Outrigger here!

Through Puakea Designs, not only is Johnny looking to create designs like the Ehukai and the Unlimited boat, but he also has other goals of sharing his love for the sport of paddling and the knowledge he has been lucky enough to find over the years of paddling, coaching, testing, building and designing. We look forward to seeing what this program will become and bring to the outrigger sport.

Congratulations Johnny!