aloha from the north bay

Kai Wai North Bay

e mālama i ke kai, a mālama ke kai iā 'oe.
care for the sea, and the sea will care for you.

KAI WAI's mantra is the Hawaiian proverb "E mālama i ke kai, a mālama ke kai iā 'oe." In English it translates to "care for the sea, and the sea will care for you." Kai Wai was formed to inspire people to nurture the Salton Sea, by creating opportunities to participate in recreational water sports on the sea. From there we have moved our amazing club and it’s core values to the North Bay and more particular Petaluma, California. For every one friend seen on the water and then shared on social networks, we will be able to increase Kai Wai North Bay advocates tenfold. If we translate our passion into purpose, and purpose into action, we can begin to improve the community and ultimately the longevity of the sea (or river).

Kai Wai CLub

A Division of SEAthletes

Are you a SEAthlete?

The name KAI WAI is a Fijian term meaning to belong (kai) on the water (wai). It is a term used for people who spend a good amount of time on the water – be it paddlers, sailors, island and coastal dwellers, perhaps fishermen. In the Hawaiian language, the word “kai” refers to ocean (sea), as opposed to fresh water (wai).

KAI WAI Club is a division of SEAthletes and is based at the Marina at the Petaluma Sheraton . Through our water sports programs, we strive to foster:

1. The aloha spirit as an intrinsic part of the canoe culture through team work & respect for one another.

2. A conscientious awareness and stewardship of the Petaluma River  as a fragile wetland that is also vitally important to wildlife, while advocating this to the greater public.

We invite you to join us as a recreational or competitive paddler. We have programs for both kids (keiki) and adults. Our paddling season begins March 2020. Sign up below to be a part of the club. Please contact us for more details or questions. Mahalo.

club memberships

We have year around paddler and youth/student options available. Family packages are also available. Choose the package that works best for you.


YEAR-AROUND PADDLER - 15yrs old and up, non student




STUDENT YOUTH PADDLER ( Incld. High School and Full Time College Student)




(Family - two or more members in same household)


/add'l member

Kai Wai North Bay - Youth/Student Coach - Richie Lambert for more information on our Keiki (youth) program contact Coach Richie at Practices are at the Petaluma Marina at the Sheraton. Tuesday and Thursday 4-6pm and Saturday 10am-noon.