Our Mission is to…

Foster a vibrant community club, focusing on our passion for outrigger canoeing. We aim to promote inclusivity, a positive and engaging culture, teamwork, and inspire personal growth in the pursuit of excellence in this sport. By showing respect for the ocean and environment we strive to preserve the rich heritage of outrigging for generations to come.

Our Club

Club History

It’s been nearly 35 years since Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club was born with a borrowed canoe on a vacant block of land on the Mooloolah River on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

But if you ran an eye over our achievements, you’d think the club more likely to be 50 years old….19 World titles in a span of 23 years. Our 35-year-old club is a high achiever.

In achieving our goals, we’ve managed to find a happy medium between helping people realise the great Australian pastime of enjoying the water safely and fostering the spirit of competition and camaraderie that goes with outrigger paddling. And our enjoyment fuels our success.

As one of the pre-eminent outrigging clubs in the world, our members participate in paddling events across the globe and are recognised internationally for their excellence and professionalism.

The highest profile events are held in Hawaii, the home of outrigger canoeing. Both the Molokai Hoe (men’s) and Na Wahine O Ke Kai (women’s) races pit the world’s best clubs and paddlers against each other in a gruelling 41-mile open sea race from the island of Molokai to Waikiki Beach. These events are considered the world championships of long-distance outrigger canoeing and Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club is one of the most dominant clubs to participate in these annual world.

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Current National Club Marathon & Sprint Champions

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Our record speaks volumes for our dedication and continued quest for success and enjoyment equally:

  • 4 Open Women’s Championships (Na Wahine O Ke Kai)
  • 9 Master Men’s Championships (Molokai Hoe)
  • 6 Senior Master Men’s Championships (Molokai Hoe)

Our club has also dominated the National race seasons by taking out numerous National Club Championship Titles in both the Senior and Junior divisions:

  • National Club Championships
  • Senior Division – 17 wins
  • Junior Division – 10 wins

Our Juniors have also competed with great success internationally in New Zealand, Cook Islands, Hawaii, Fiji and California. From its humble beginnings, the club has now grown to around 200 members hailing from Brisbane to Noosa. With teams competing around the world in all divisions, Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club is one of Australia’s largest and strongest.


Some amazing shots of our club paddlers at various events throughout the year. Thanks to our members and Kai at Paddle Life for the photos.

Upcoming Events

The Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe club is active in regatta’s year-round. Whilst the 2023/24 OC marathon season concludes in late May the club is represented well throughout the year with annual domestic event and challenges such as the Great Barrier Reef Mini G, GBROC, and our very own “Whale Run”. Click here to know more about our WHALE RUN.

Internationally, our club will be strong competitors in the NZ Takapuna Beach Cup, and the IVF World Sprint Championships in Hilo Hawaii.

The tail end of the year concludes with the Junior Trans Tasman Gubbi Gubbi regatta, Masters Pan Pacs Regatta and V6 National Sprints.

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20th Jan
Poly Va'a OC6/small craft
Poly Va'a OCC
10th Feb
Club Challenge 3 - OC6/Small Craft
Scarborough OCC
16th Feb
Takapuna Beach Cup 2024
Auckland, NZ
1-3rd Mar
Sydney Harbour Challenge
16th Mar
Club Challenge 4 - OC6/small craft
Coffs Harbour OCC
16-17th Mar
Coconuts Regatta - OC6/small craft
Coconuts OCC, NQ
23rd Mar
Battle of the Bay
Brisbane OCC
13th April
Club Challenge - OC6/small craft
Surfers Paradise OCC
3-4th May
Whitsundays - OC6/small craft
Whitsundays OCC, NQ
10-12th May
SQ State Championships - OC6/small craft, Rainbow Beach
Noosa OCC
24th May
V1/OC1/OC2 National Marathons
AOCRA at Mooloolaba
25-26th May
OC6 National Marathons
AOCRA at Mooloolaba
29th June
SQ Zone OC6 Iron (GC30)
Outrigger Australia
6th July
Club Challenge 5 - OC6/small craft
Talobilla OCC
20th July
Great Barrier Reef - Mini G
Hekili OCC, NQ
27th July
GBROC 45km
Hekili OCC, NQ
3rd Aug
SQ Zone Pier to Pier
Poly Va'a OCC
13-24th Aug
IVF World Sprint Championships - HILO
Hilo, Hawaii
14th Sept
Whale Run 2023 (42km & 16km)
Mooloolaba OCC
27-29th Sept
Trans Tasman Gubbi Gubbi
Mooloolaba OCC
12th Oct
SQ Sprints Champs
Gold Coast TBC
13th Oct
SQZ Spirit of Aloha - Juniors
Gold Coast TBC
2-3rd Nov
Pan Pacs - GCOCC
Gold Coast OCC tbc
15th Nov
V1/V12 & V6 AOCRA National Sprints
16-17th Nov
V6 AOCRA National Sprints
7th Dec
Noosa River Race
Noosa OCC
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Top Stories

Below are a few of the news stories from the club from over the years.

Grassroots to Glory Exhibition

A big thank you to the MOCC members who helped support the ‘Grassroots to Glory’ exhibition at Landsborough Museum. Our club OC6 with competitors handprints…

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Honouring the Anzac’s

A very special dawn service on the water in the Mooloolaba bay in front of the Surf Club. This waas followed by a breakfast the…

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National Sprint Club Champions 2023

Last November the National Sprint Championships were held at Lake Kawana on the Sunshine Coast. With a full three days of racing our club performed…

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Whale Run 2023

A great turnout for the third Whale Run Challenge despite the tough conditions. Due to logistics, the event has been moved to Mooloolaba. The new…

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Whale Run 2024 nominations close…

The popular Whale Run Challenge is being staged by Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club on September 14, 2024, with nominations to close the end of August…

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Mooloolaba Triumphant at 2023 National…

Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club has added yet another chapter to its outstanding achievements by being named Club Champions at the 2023 National Marathon Championships at…

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33-45 Parkyn Parade
Mooloolaba QLD 4557

The MOCC shed is located at the Mooloolaba Marina on Parkyn Parade – to the right of the commercial shops and behind of the Marina shower and laundry block.