Ozone Canada West – Hana Hou Paddlesports

Hana Hou

Don Irwin and Zoe Norcross Nu’u

Phone: 250-218-4332
Website: http://hanahoupaddlesports.com
Location: 1719 Cloud Croft Road, Courtenay, BC Canada V9J1X9

Rick Nu'uIn 2011, Rick Nu’u and Don Irvine achieved a long time shared dream and established a paddlesport oriented business, which they named Hana Hou Outrigger.  It was geared towards the manufacture of wood canoe paddles and providing coaching opportunities in a wide variety of paddlesports.  If you look at their fish hook logo, inside the two hooks you can find an ‘r’ and ‘d’.

Don IrvineDon has been involved at a very competitive level as an athlete and coach in paddlesports for over four decades.  His current passion is chasing big blue in warm environments, striving to see the water through his old friend’s eyes. Aloha Nu’u.

Don asked Zoe Norcross-Nu’u if she would be his business partner in a new but similar venture to Hana Hou Outrigger. She agreed, and Hana Hou Paddlesports was created.  We are new, but only in name.  We have kept the fish hook logo. Our business has taken a different but similar direction.

Zoe has been competing internationally in outrigger canoe and surf ski racing since 1996.  Her professional background is in coastal and marine sciences, and she has always enjoyed using physical oceanography concepts to make wave riding more enjoyable.

Together, Don and Zoe continue to perpetuate the love of paddling in Western Canada.


Ozone Canada West – Hana Hou Paddlesports
Courtenay BC V9J1X9