TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
5th Annual Ho'olaule'a Race ResultsRead more...
DAY 1 SUP RACE RESULTS: http://live.pseresults.com/e/27#/
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
OluKai A Big Part of Punta Sayulita Classic Giveback ProgramRead more...
As official Giveback sponsor of the 4th annual Punta Sayulita Classic, we celebrated the conclusion of a highly successful event this past weekend. With multiple giveback events throughout the weekend, we fulfilled our goal of inspiring event goers to giveback too.
We also collaborated on additional activities including: a surf clinic for special needs and underprivileged children under the supervision of renowned longboard surfer, Jimmy Gamboa and members of his TheraSURF organization; a community-wide beach cleanup managed by former pro surfer James Pribram of the Eco-Warrier Foundation and members from Project Save Our Surf; and a children’s interactive Reef Day art camp with local artist Treva Dea of Sayulita Art Camps. All events were free and open to the public. In addition, we donated shoes and tee-shirts to locals and event participants.
“The Punta Sayulita Classic is a special event for many reasons but one in particular stands out for us,” says Kerry Konrady, OluKai’s marketing director. “There is truly such a massive focus on giveback, and everyone, including the athletes, event organizers and attendees band together to make a difference. We are inspired by the ‘Ohana of the event.” 100% sponsorship dollars went to area Reef Check and to the Punta Sayulita Foundation’s children development programs.
For more information about the event visit: http://puntasayulitasurfclassic.com
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013
OluKai Presents Anuhea - Spring Tour 2013Read more...
Contest Is Now Closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Contest ends on February 28, 2013 at 11:59pm PST. Winner will be selected and contacted on March 1, 2013. Limit One (1) entry per person, per address. Contest open to US residents only.
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
OluKai Official Giveback Sponsors: 4TH ANNUAL PUNTA SAYULITA CLASSIC Read more...
In keeping with our ‘Ohana commitment to family and our active approach to giving back, we are proud to be the official Giveback Sponsor for the 4th Annual Punta Sayulita Classic. Presented by the Riviera Nayarit Tourism Board, the competition is regarded as one of the premiere international surfing and stand-up paddle (SUP) destination events in North America. The event will also feature a very special benefit concert by international reggae recording star Mishka.
“The Sayulita Classic is a unique opportunity to support the core industry as well as make a positive difference in the local community,” says Kerry Konrady, director of marketing. “As the Official Giveback Partner, this is not a 'your logo here' sponsorship, we are taking an active approach to giving back, rolling up our sleeves to make a meaningful difference. It is with this spirit we run our OluKai Ho'olaule'a in Maui each May."
Attracting thousands of spectators, the Punta Sayulita Classic features one of the deepest international fields of professional athletes and amateurs competing in longboard and stand-up paddle (“SUP”) surfing. The event will take place in the beautiful surfside village of Sayulita, Mexico, 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. Unique to the Punta Sayulita Classic and unlike other international competitions, competitors are not competing for prize money. The primary goal of the event is to raise awareness for environmental protection and respect for the world’s oceans and wildlife. Additionally, the event raises funds for the Reef Check Foundation’s area Eco-Diver Program as well as the Punta Sayulita Foundation’s children’s educational and sports development programs. Founded and organized by the Punta Sayulita resort community, the competition is made possible by the generous support of the event’s sponsors, professional athletes, the Sayulita community and the event volunteers.
According to Event Director Kevin Roberts, “By far this will be the deepest and most talented field at the Punta Sayulita Classic. Every year the field grows with talent and we are so appreciative of the pros carving out time from their competition schedules to come compete in the event and help raise awareness and money for the Reef Check and Punta Sayulita Foundations.” The event lineup includes surfing legend Gerry Lopez; defending SUP surf champ Zane Schweitzer; defending SUP Men’s Elite and Distance champion Connor Baxter; 2-time defending women’s SUP elite race champion Candice Appleby; Mexican SUP National champion Fernando Stalla; 2-time defending men’s longboard champion Darren Eudaly; women’s defending longboard champion Karina Ozunka; as well as past champions, Chuck Patterson, Slater Trout, Sean Poynter, Mary Osborne, Patricio Gonzalez and many more.
For more information and for the event calendar, visit http://puntasayulitasurfclassic.com/details/
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
OluKai’s Narrative Talk Story Presented Through Archie Kalepa at TEDxMaui 2013Read more...
In an ongoing effort to support thought-provoking discourse while strengthening regional innovation in Hawai’i, OluKai presented its second TEDxMaui, the independently produced version of the globally renowned TED conference committed to “ideas worth spreading,” on January 13, 2013 in Kahului, Maui. Archie Kalepa, mentor to OluKai, big-wave surfer and innovative waterman, was on hand to speak about his experiences and knowledge of the ocean and passion that surrounds him.
The TEDxMaui event was the perfect platform to support the innovative ideas and opinions of those associated with the Hawaiian culture. OluKai continues to support the event as it aligns with the brand’s commitment to sharing its Talk Story, an online series of short videos and photography meant to inspire and connect across cultures, and conferences such as TEDxMaui encourage global thinking and positive action. OluKai recognizes the importance of connecting global luminaries and sharing progressive ideas with Hawaiian leaders as it relates to local cultural issues.
OluKai believes that everyone, no matter where they are can live Aloha. Sharing its passion and love for the ocean and cultures around it, Archie Kalepa (one of Hawaii’s great ocean sports pioneers) is the perfect mentor, visionary, and continued inspiration for the brand.
The entire collection of 2013 TedxMaui presentors videos will be available on www.olukai.com soon.
About TED | TEDx
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. To learn more, visit http://www.ted.com/pages/about_tedx. For more information about TEDxMaui, visit www.tedxmaui.com and ‘Like’ them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TEDxMaui.
For additional photos please visit OluKai's Facebook.
*Photos courtesy of TEDxMaui & Jessica Pearl.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
Ongoing Commitment To Progression: OluKai Presents TEDxMaui 2013Read more...
In an ongoing effort to support thought-provoking discourse while strengthening regional innovation in Hawai’i, OluKai will present the second TEDxMaui, the independently produced version of the globally renowned TED conference committed to “ideas worth spreading,” on January 13, 2013, in Kahului, Maui.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2012
Mahalo From OluKai Read more...
OluKai would like to sincerely thank everyone that supported the Cyber Monday Sandy Relief efforts. Because of you, we were able to exceed our goal and donate all proceeds from that day to those in and around New York that were affected by the storm.
In addition, Project Save our Surf successfully completed their journey across the nation to deliver over $100,000 in supplies to people in need. Overall we could not have done this without your support. Mahalo!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
OluKai Gives Back To Hurricane Sandy Relief Read more...
Partners With Project Save Our Surf, Delivering $100,000 In Supplies To People Affected
With a long-standing commitment to giving back, OluKai has announced a partnership with Project Save Our Surf to provide relief to people who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York City. OluKai has donated about 700 pairs of closed toed shoes (valued at over $85,000) as well as financial support to stores and retail shops to which OluKai is connected that have suffered structural damage (minimum of $15,000) from the storm. Ambassadors from Project Save Our Surf will begin driving across the United Stated today, from Santa Monica to New York, where they will work with the New York Surfrider Foundation to set up several relief outposts for people to come to and receive the supplies they need (such as clothing, shoes, baby items, water, non-perishable foods, school supplies, toiletries, pillows, blankets, towels, batteries, pet food, cleaning supplies, shovels and generators). The drive will be completed in three days.
"Everyone at OluKai has been deeply moved by the aftermath of Sandy,” said Cara Hockersmith, OluKai Project Lead for Sandy Relief Efforts. “We are grateful to be able to take local action with our partners Project Save Our Surf and New York Surfrider.”
OluKai’s giveback philosophy is a deep part of the brand’s DNA and marked by a continual commitment to partnering with organizations actively pursuing Mauka- and Makai-initiatives (protecting the land and ocean). Additionally, OluKai has built a legacy of support with meaningful events such as their annual Giveback Day, during which the company closes its doors and joins a local cause – such as Project Save Our Surf and Inside The Outdoors for wetlands and ocean conservation and StandUp for Kids to raise awareness and supplies for homeless and street kids in Orange County, CA.
About Project Save Our Surf
Project Save our Surf is dedicated to the conservation of our oceans and freshwater alike. With surfers, celebrities, friends, families and businesses in unison they educate the public to reverse the trend of environmental pollution and create a plastic-free world. http://projectsaveoursurf.org/index.php. Project Save our Surf has four beneficiaries, one of them being Inside the Outdoors.
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