We want to give a special shout out to our brother Austin Kino for helping put together a race on the East Side for a great cause. Austin is currently an Apprentice Navigator with the Polynesian Voyaging Society and he proudly represents the next generation of hoʻokele (navigators). The Paddle for Pae ʻĀina event that he’s a part of will take place at Kualoa Regional Park and will be held at a different location every year in an effort to promote healthy living and environmental balance within the community. Their other event ʻĀina 2 Fork Throw-Down helps support the eating-local movement within the community, with a Hawaiian style cook-off between chefs using imu and Hawaiian ingredients. Check out the full press release and contact information below via the Paliuli Project for more information on both events.
Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2, 2015: In response to the ongoing situation happening atop Mauna Kea, the Paliuli Project was created to turn our awareness into action. To get on board with the many organizations in Hawaiʻi who see that there is an imbalance and disconnection between land and the communities that inhabit them, we too, want to help bridge some of that gap.
Our vision is to manifest a paradise that was only talked about in ancient Hawaiʻi when the land was abundant and thriving. This will be accomplished through community-based event projects that encompass the values of environmental balance (sustainability) and aloha ʻāina (love for land and sea).
On July 11, 2015, the first Paliuli Project event will be held at Kualoa Regional Park with the Paddle for Pae ‘Āina—a race featuring SUP, paddleboard and OC1 paddlers racing around Mokoliʻi island, commonly referred to as Chinaman’s Hat.
The event will also hold the ‘Āina 2 Fork Throw-Down—a Hawaiian style cook-off between selected chefs who are required to use an imu (Hawaiian underground oven) and Hawaiian ingredients. Purchasing a ticket into the event will get you access to all dishes prepared, an ʻawa garden, fresh hand-pounded paʻi ʻai and ultimately deciding which chef is crowned with creating the best dish.
This will be a celebration of the food and ocean we rely on and serve as a baseline and foundation for other Paliuli Project events in the future across our pae ʻāina (archipelago). Proceeds from the event will be donated to Hui Aloha ʻĀina Momona and E Ala Voyaging Academy—two non-profit organizations who exemplify the values of Paliuli Project.
For more information on how you can compete in the race or get tickets to the ‘Āina 2 Fork Throw-Down, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/paddle-for-pae-aina-tickets-17131044415 or email email@example.com.
Just as each person has their own different religious belief, each one of those unique views is accompanied by some version of heaven. That being said please believe me when I tell you that I have found my own personal eternal paradise on the island of Huahine. This French Polynesian gem is a boater’s dream conjured into an island. Kristen, Capri and I had the ultimate pleasure of spending a leisure filled week on my new favorite place on the planet. We arrived with no itinerary and once again relied on our intuition to show us the way. The island is small and extremely friendly, with only 5,000 people residing full time it allowed us to unplug and get lost in the best possible way. You know my style. Our days were consistently filled with adventure and the steady company of Hinano which I adopted as a second wife for the duration of our stay. Don’t worry Kristen also took a liking to her so we all got along just fine. The remote location makes you feel as free as one could want, and my ladies being the island girls that they are, went it Au Naturel most of the time. Cheers to me. The constant supply of fresh coconut water, wild watermelons and abundance of papio had me seriously contemplating never coming back to reality, scratch that, making a new reality. Becoming a castaway never looked so attractive as it did on the magical island of Huahine! Simple leisure in all its glory. Until next time. Aloha – RM (more…)
As you know we just got blessed with the biggest south swell of the year which only means good things to me. I have been wanting to search the south shore by boat looking for a decent, hidden, uncrowded wave to surf for a while now and we did just that on Tuesday. After inviting a couple of the boys and Fitted designer gal Christina who I must mention was the only one down enough to show up we set off on our search. Launched from Ala Wai and turned right towards reef runway with eyes peeled for anything with promise. Make it all the way to Hickam AFB and still nothing but big, sharky, murky waves very uninviting and with just a two person crew neither one of us were very eager to hop in to the unknown. Then Christina gets a text form her man recommending we check rice bowls in front of Diamond Head so we turn around and haul ass back down the coast. We find what we think is Rice bowls but the wind is blowing hard and the peak is all over the place and I wasn’t very comfortable anchoring the boat in the not very defined channel. By this time we are beginning to feel like the picky surfer that drives from spot to spot in his car and never even ends up surfing because nothing is good enough. Screw that shit. OK time for the captain to make a decision and here it is, we are gonna go straight to the crystal blue waters of 3′s anchor and get barreled. I know it wasn’t the exotic break you were envisioning but who can deny that with a little size 3′s is one of the premier waves on the south shore. Not me. Anyways luckily for you guys Christina had her Gopro with home made mouth mount handy and was able to take a couple snappos for your enjoyment. Always good to get out there because as the old saying goes… “you can’t catch them sitting on the couch”. Aloha – RM