Monday, September 24, 2018

2018 June-July

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Guess Who Might Be Going To Tahiti?

“Guess who might be going to Tahiti?” My dad had just gotten off the phone with Coach Chris so though I speculated that it might be me, I kept...
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2018 Queen Lili’uokalani Long Distance Outrigger Canoe Race

Racers Start Paddling August 30 through September 3, 2018 Women’s division celebrates 45 Years Kailua-Kona, HI (April 19, 2018) – 1973 was a year with many historic events. A signed ceasefire in...
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Fiji Paddling on the Rise

Outrigger paddling is a charismatic sport. It’s hard not to be struck by the majesty of a fleet of elegant and aerodynamic boats propelled by fluid, synchronized movements. We are...
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Maritime Law in Hawaii

Aloha and welcome to Maritime Law in Hawaii`i: what it is and how it affects us all. Everyday our lives are touched by the ocean surrounding our wonderful Hawaiian Islands....

The Power of Change

Living a healthy life is fairly simple in concept, but it isn’t always easy. I have lost count of how many patients tell me “I know exactly what I need...
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Tiare Lawrence – 10 Years After

The last time you graced the cover of Makai, how old were you and has life changed for you? I was 26 years old. Life has changed drastically since then. I am...
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Luke Evslin – 10 Years After

The last time you graced the cover of Makai, how old were you and has life changed for you? I believe it was 2008-- a few months after we started...

2018 March-April

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A New Dawn for Loko Ea

Waialua’s 400-year-old fishpond rises once again to restore life By Tasha Stiritz Photos Dru Hara Take a few steps past the big wooden country doors onto the sparsely grassed path and your...
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Defining Priorities: Missiles, Bombs and The Gas Attack

My journey started in impromptu fashion last August after Carisssa and I hosted a Hurlry Surf Club at Kewalo Basin. Carissa, impressed with the several dozen girl turnout, surprised...

The Barefoot Publisher: George Downing

I will always remember my conversations with Uncle George at his shop, on the beach at Makaha and Waimea Bay. Those conversations were always enjoyable, enlightening and educational. I’ve always asked...

The Ancient Wisdom of Fasting

Ancient knowledge is making a resurgence. Traditional healing modalities from various cultures around the globe have survived centuries and are still being used today. Modern science is catching up with...

The Family that Builds Canoes together Paddles Together

What made you want to build a canoe? I always wanted something that could take my family and I out on the ocean. My wife and I have been paddling for...
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Kaihe’s Korner: What to do After Catching ” The Bump”

Kai's tip for the Month: What to do after catching the bump. The biggest problem that people have when going down wind isn't so much catch-ing the bumps; it's linking...

2017 Oct-Nov

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Sports Recovery: Train Hard, Rest Harder

Have you ever experienced sore muscles following an intense bout of exercise or competition? Are you working harder, but going slower? Losing muscle and storing fat? Low energy? Getting...
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Big Ben Wilkinson

The Surfer A goal of every big wave rider is being invited to the Quiksilver Surf Contest, in Memory of Eddie Ai- kau, at Waimea Bay. Ben Wilkinson finally achieved...
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Sun Damage and Skin Cancer

Growing up on the North Shore of Oahu, I admit to spending countless hours in the sun, devoid of any UV protection. With the beach as my backyard playground,...

2017 July-August

Kahanu Cuban

Up & Coming: Hawaii State Champion Kahanu Cuban

Sponsors: Myers Surfboards, Poly Love Hawaii Where were you born? I'm originally from Honolulu, but I am currently living in Hauula , but my Tutu, whom I visit often, still...
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Introducing Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association Board of Directors

Cheryl Campbell, President,Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association Cheryl Campbell was elected President of the Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association in January, 2017. She brings with her the experience of being...

2017 April-May

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The Toxic Tuna Tradeoff

Before scientists became aware of the toxic effects of mercury, this heavy metal was used widely in medicine, cosmetics, and industries like hatmaking. As a byproduct of coal burning,...
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Island Native: Ezekiel Lau Makes the Cut

By Alyssa S. Navares Myers Qualifying for the World Championship Tour (CT) had been a gromhood dream for Hawaiian surfer Ezekiel Lau. He fell short two years in a row...

2017 Feb-Mar

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Captain Mike Keli‘ipuleole

Necessity is the mother of invention After a practice run in the water, Mike Keliipuleole explained a contraption that he created and developed. It is a “truck shower,” in the...
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Vitamin N: The Importance of Reconnecting With Nature

When assessing our health, it is easy to focus on the quality of our diet and exercise as primary measures. This concentration on perfecting both food and fitness can...
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Homegrown: Boats Built Here in the Islands

In Hawaii there are’t many boat building companies, Makai Magazine found a duo that have a locally based company that makes boats right here in the islands. Jacob Kahiapo of...

2016 Nov-Dec

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Micronesia Cup Palau 2016

By Lee Kalalma What is the Micronesia Cup (MicroCup)? I had never heard of it until three years ago when I was in Guam and showed up at Tumon Bay to...
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Hokulea Arrives in Miami, Completing Journey along US East Coast

Miami Stop will include Cultural and Educational Engagements and Work with Youth and Adults with Disabilities (MIAMI, FLORIDA) - Traditional voyaging canoe Hokulea yesterday made her safe arrival into Miami,...
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Native Hawaiian Company Making Natural Plant Based Soaps

There are many different types of soap being made in Hawaii, but none like Island girl Va’alele Torres’ creations developed and made right here on the island. Her company...
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High-Intensity Interval Training: Train Smarter, Not Harder

Time is a precious resource that we are allotted only so much of over the course of our lifetime. If we want to make the hours within our day...
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Island Native: Johnny Puakea

We could be standing right next to you, and you wouldn’t know it. However, behind those sunglasses and cap is one of the most influential people in canoe paddling,...

2016 Sept-Oct

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From Which All Life Springs – Papahānaumokuākea

On September 1, 2016, while 9,500 of the planets environmental advocates and international leaders were gathering in Honolulu for the World Conservation Congress, put on by the International Union...
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Endurance Nutrition

In endurance ocean sport s where food is fuel, we often forget that eating well should play a more primary role over supplements, sports drinks, gels and bars. Nutrition is...
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Canoe Sailing: Just Try to Keep Up with Mike Kincaid

When most people think ahead to what they will be doing when turning age 70, it’s typically activities like golf, gardening, pottery, playing cards… but not for Mike Kincaid. This...
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Island Native : 3x World Surfing Champion Carissa Moore

No matter whether she is in the water or on land, Hawaii’s own Carissa Moore, projects sunshine! She is the type of person that one always looks for- ward to...

2016 June-July

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Burning Questions: How to Pick the Right Sunscreen Written

When the conditions are right, you can often see a thin layer of oil along the surface of the ocean shore at densely populated beaches like Waikiki and Hanauma Bay,...

Island Native: Tapaari‘i Worthington

As he carries on the traditions of the Polynesians as what the warriors may have looked like throughout the ages. This muscular Hawaiian paddler, with roots that go back to...

2016 March-April

Keola O Ke Kai

Keola O Ke Kai Canoe Club Travel to Tahiti

The Eimeo Va’a race is a twenty seven mile, mixed crew race that rounds nearly the entire island of Moorea. The race is broken up into nine legs, starting in...

Island Native: Noland Keaulana

When Noland Keaulana was growing up, he was always seen following his legendary grandfather, Richard “Buffalo” Keaulana, on the beach. Each morning, they would set out for a morning session,...

2016 Feb-March

Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau

The “Epic” day started almost two weeks prior, as the news media throughout the state claimed “Eddie Would Go”. Thou-sands made the trek from around the island to witness...
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Island Native: Greg Pavao

One of Waterman Greg Pavao's first surfing memories is of the shore break at Lahi Lahi in Makaha, at the age of eight. Growing up in the ocean on...

2015 December

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Tandem Surfer: Rico Leroy

Each year in December, Frenchmen Rico Leroy travels half way around  the world from his home in France to Hawaii. The fortunate son, handles his business from long distance but at...
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It Takes Two, To Tandem! Kalani Vierra & Krystl Apeles

2015 WORLD TANDEM SURFING CHAMPIONS You’d be hard pressed to surpass Waimea Bay as a setting for receiving one of the most prestigious awards that a waterman could receive. Over...
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The 31st Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau

The Bay Calls the Day Each year for the last 31, Eddie Aikau is remembered with the celebration of his life, with the Quiksliver In Memory of Ed-die Aikau big...

2015 October-November

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Island Native – Mariko Strickland-Lum

When it comes to competing, Mariko Strickland-Lum lets her surfing do the talking! She recently competed at the World Stand Up Surfing Championships in Huntington Beach, California. While enjoying the...
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Reflections of Kaiwi – On The Edge

Twenty years ago, while on vacation from my advertising job, I had time to pass after I dropped my daughter off at school every day. Often, I would take...

2015 August-September

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Island Native: Vaimana Conner – A Man of the Land, Sea and Air…He’s got...

Whether he is flying at the speed of sound, or paddling across the deep blue sea, you would never know what he does for a living. That’s because, if you...

2015 July-August

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Vance & Chauncey’s Excellent Adventure

Te Aito means “The Warrior”. Te Aito Tahiti is the largest one-man canoe race in the world, and is the qualifying race for the Super Aito. The top 100 finishers...
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Lindsey Shank: Working her way to the top

It can be said of hard-working folks that they “work their fingers to the bone.” For outrigger paddler Lindsey Shank, the expression applies quite literally. At the end of May,...

2015 June-July

Angel Yanagihara

Island Native -Angel Yanagihara

Nothing can ruin a day at the beach as quickly as a jellyfish sting. Ask biochemist Dr. Angel Yanagihara; she had a nasty first encounter years ago in Waikiki that...

2015 March-April

Nappy Napoleon

An Adventure with the Ultimate Waterman Nappy Napoleon

I recently watched a wonderful video of Nappy Napoleon's 50th Molokai Ho' e crossing .... it inspired me to share one of my great experiences with the Ultimate Waterman. I happened to hook...
Wendall Ko

Island Native: In the Deep Blue with Wendell Ko

Whether a fish is five lbs. or 500 lbs., Wendell Ko doesn’t see his profits in dollar signs but in blessings. The 53-year-old has been spearfishing in Hawai‘i for...

2015 January-February

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One Hand Clapping

One of the smartest guys I know is Grubby Clark. I believe the sport of surfing owes a giant debt of gratitude for all that his company Clark Foam...
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Makua Rothman-The Big Wave Tour Champion

LOS ANGELES, CA/USA - The conclusion of the 2014/2015 World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT) saw Makuakai Rothman (HAW) become BWT Champion. The Hawaiian previously spent several...
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Island Native: Mahina

Her full name is Puamohaluokamahina which literally trans-lates into “unfolding flower under the full moon”. She was born on July 21st, a few days before the full moon, which...

2014 December

Kaleo Pilanca

Island Native: Hawaiian Funnyman Kaleo Pilanca

When I started writing this feature about Kaleo, it confirmed why he was chosen for this month’s issue. As I prepared to call him, I saw a television program which...