Filmed and edited by: Eric Arii (@ericarii)
Launched Kahana bay 0500, straight out 18 miles to LL buoy, first pass small Mahi in the boat, stoked no skunk but couldn’t celebrate due to mild seasickness, the east side is no joke when the wind and swells are ganging up on you, worked the buoy for another hour with no love, switched out the lures to some of Sky’s over ripe dead Opelu and managed to land a super hungry Ono, luckily it didn’t scissor threw the light leader, still couldn’t celebrate due to a twisted stomach, worked the buoy to death for the next hour with no love so the captain decided to head over to U buoy, thankfully he let me man the helm on the way over which almost instantly cured my seasickness, no luck at U buoy either so captain made the call to run the ledge on the way back to Kahana, no takers, back at the ramp my stomach was finally ready for cuzzo lights, ended the day with a proper celebration, many mahalos to Captain Jeff and first mate Sky for another great day at the blue office. Cheers – RM
So with the recent unveiling of the super lame hoverboard (maybe stupid is a better description) I felt inclined to share with you some real skateboarding on real skateboards. This video which showcases the spots just as much as the skaters is a throw back to classic 90′s street skating. Before it was infected by energy drink sponsorships and big box store logo placement, when skating was done in the street where it belongs not on some arena fantasy course. Having traveled to and skated most of the spots in the clip personally I can’t help but have flashbacks of the good old days. If this video is a sign of the times the future looks bright for the next generation of classic street skateboarders. – RM
Some things never change and that’s a good thing when you talking about Waimea Bay in the summertime. Sure the walk down to the beach is longer than most would like and parking and traffic are atrocious. But once you safely navigate through crowds of Military wives, California beach dudes and the Local rock bombers you are greeted by one of the best beaches on the island for sure. The water clarity in the summertime is A+ and trust me I’m a snob when it comes to water clarity and this place is one of my all time favs. Since fishing by boat is prohibited in the bay, there are actually a surprising amount of fish under water for your snorkeling pleasure. Anyways as you can see it was just another day in the paradise that we call home. Cheers – RM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.