Ventura Outrigger Challenge 2018 was held at the Harbor Cove Beach on June 9.
This year has been challenging for Ventura and the surrounding area. “The Thomas Fire, the subsequent mudslides in Montecito and their collective effects deeply affected our ohana and aina, our land. In the sky, we have hokuloa, the north star, as our guide. The Hawaiian word for strong “Ikaika” reminds us of what we’ve overcome this year. When paddlers join hope they can appreciate not only the beauty of our area but also the aloha we have for each other and the land.”
Photo by Murray Robertson