Information

Okawa is the Student Canoe Association of Eindhovense. We canoe throughout the year on different rivers and waters in Europe (and if possible outside of europe). Our main focus is on whitewater and freestyle kayaking. And we also like to have all sorts of non kayak activities like: parties, barbecues and movie nights.

E.S.K.V. Okawa was founded in October of 1982. And made a restart after a short hibernation from '97 to '01. After which all activities commenced with  a newfound joy.


Weekly training

During the weekly training in the pool of the Student Sportscenter a lot of attention is payed to the techniques and skills required for trips outside. And sometimes the training is closed with a fun game of canoe-polo. Biweekly the training is provided by René Boom, sports teacher at the Fontys Sport Academy, former coach of the Dutch national Freestyle team and owner of Riverproof. You can find us every Monday (21:30 til 23:00 o'clock) and Friday (18:30 til 20:00 o'clock) in the pool of the Student Sportscenter.


If you want to join us for a training you can send an email to us, Okawa. All you need is swimwear and a towel!!


kayak trips

During the Weekends we like to visit nice rivers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany for some nice whitewater. Within a drive of 1 to 2 hours there are already some nice rivers. Or we go the the sea to kayak in the surf. 

On trip days we leave in the morning from the sportscenter and finish the day with a meal together.

And a couple of times a year we have camps where we got to a cool kayak spot for a longer period of time. For instance the summer camp, Arden weekend and spring camp. These camps also provide the possibility to go a little further from home.


more information on the rivers we like to kayak can be found in rivers.