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  • March 18, 2016

    The Eddie Goes Big, and Some Say Brock's Spirit Was Behind It

    Waimea Bay roared for the ninth running of the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau, aka "The Eddie." The winter of 2015/2016 will go down in history as one of the wildest in the history of big-wave surfing. For most of the Pacific, the energy can be attributed to a meteorological phenomenon called El Niño, which kicked up giant surf from Jaws on Maui to Mavericks in California and back to Oahu, where a giant swell swept into Waimea Bay on February 25 and dared 24 of the world’s best surfers to go steep and deep. [...]

  • March 16, 2016

    Ask a Tropical Meteorologist Part One: What Makes the Eddie Go?

    photo-1444136723005-b0f64ef04accThe 2015/2016 El Niño winter has sent plenty of swell puling through the Pacific. Despite all the energy, the most prestigious big wave contest in the world, The Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau, has not run. To shine some light on the relationship between El Niño and The Eddie, we interviewed University of Hawaii meteorologist, Chris Holloway. [...]

  • March 7, 2016

    “Cultural Harmony, Journey to Peace” : Honolulu Festival

    photo credit: Honolulu Festival Foundation photo credit: Honolulu Festival Foundation

    Hawaii’s premier cultural event, the annual Honolulu Festival, celebrates ethnic harmony and economic cooperation between the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Rim region. Established in 1994, the prestigious event draws thousands of new and returning spectators seeking an enjoyable experience beyond Hawaii. [...]

  • February 25, 2016

    A Satisfied Soul: Aloha Ambassador Brock Little, 1967-2016

    Brock and cheese 0001946-029Brock Little was Hawaiian by heart and soul, but not by birth nor blood. He looked Hawaiian— dark and fit and fierce—and he lived Hawaiian, getting in street fights and betting on the rooster fights. And Brock could bust out pidgin in a way that would make a Waianae kid nod approval, but inspire all his haole friends to say, “Huh?” [...]

  • February 23, 2016

    Toward the Mountains. Toward the Sea: Matt and Roxy of Wooden Wave and Their Olu'kai Artwork

    IMG_3040 copyLana Lane is an artsy little alleyway in Kaka’ako, an industrial area just west of Waikiki that is in the process of being transformed from dusty, inexpensive industrial buildings to high-rise rentals. Tucked away in Lana Lane, you will find an art studio called Wooden Wave, and there most hours of the day are Matt and Roxy Ortiz hard at work, creating. [...]

  • February 15, 2016

    Anywhere Aloha Ambassador: Saiward Turnbaugh

    AnywhereAloha® - The Marine Scientist - Hale‘iwa, Hawaii from OluKai on Vimeo.


    Anywhere Aloha Ambassador Saiward Turnbaugh Protector of the Sea.

  • December 15, 2015

    Archie Kalepa on the Hokulea from Mauritius to Madagascar and Around the Cape of Good Hope

    Hokulea-banner The last time we talked to Archie Kalepa it was September 25 and he was standing in Honolulu Airport, getting ready to board a plane to fly halfway around the world for the adventure of a lifetime: Crewing the Polynesian sailing canoe Hōkūle’a from Mauritius to Madagascar to the east coast of Africa, then south around the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Town.

  • December 13, 2015

    The Good, The Bad and the No Shows: Highlights from the 45th Annual Surfer Poll Awards

    IMAG0286 The 2015 Surfer Poll and Surf Video Awards capped a big week on the island of Oahu. On Wednesday night, December 3, Quiksilver held a party in Waikiki to celebrate the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. They had lots of food and drinks outside, good music, and a retail space off to the side featuring the photographs of Bernard Testemale – who photographed some of the world’s best big-wave surfers. [...]

  • December 13, 2015

    Gift Guide for the Leather Aficionado

    Whether you are new to the world of leather products, or have been indulging in its craft for years, we want to help you find the best leather products for you and your loved ones. Be warned, this compilation of 10 leather goods will have you wishing everything you owned was made from fine leather. [...]

  • October 29, 2015

    Surfing the Golden Mile: The Hōkūleʻa crew in South Africa

    IMG_4648On Hōkūleʻa’s first full day in Durban, several local members of the group Christian Surfers invited crew rescue swimmer Archie Kalepa – a renowned lifesaver and monster wave charger from Maui – to a Saturday surf session they offer each week for local street kids and youths from troubled homes. As soon as Archie stepped out of the car at the downtown beach, about thirty amped youngsters of various ages, sizes and colors mobbed around him, bouncing with energy. [...]

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