Paiʻea Projects Podagee Horseshoe Invitational…


Zeke On the Rise…

Goin' To Da League from From The Basin on Vimeo.

Healing of the Nation…

Video Credit: Adam Palumbo @visionhorsemedia

Healing of the Nation: ‘Āina Ho‘opulapula ma Keaukaha
Pai‘ea Projects, Homesteady and Fitted honor Prince Kūhiō

Hilo County lifeguard and Alai‘a board builder, Brandon Ahuna, and his ‘ohana are the living the dream of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole (March 26, 1871-January 7, 1922). In the early 1900s when Hawai‘i was still a U.S. Territory, it was the vision of Robert Wilcox and Prince Kūhiō to return the kanaka maoli back to the ‘āina with a land-based government program which we now commonly refer to as Hawaiian Homelands.

In the early 1900s, the Hawaiian population was in a massive decline due to Western diseases like cholera and displaced in their homeland. Many kanaka were living in squalor amongst the urban sprawl of Honolulu, residing in multi-family tenements with inadequate sewage systems and shared bathrooms and kitchens were the spread of disease ran rampant. Kūhiō observed his people's plight and it was his deep belief that the way to heal the lāhui was to allow the kanaka to become homeowners, work the ‘āina and provide for their ‘ohana in the process.

"The only method to rehabilitate the race is to place them back upon the soil," stated Kūhiō.

As the Congressional delegate from the Territory of Hawai‘i, the Prince worked tirelessly and accommodatingly to get the Hawaiian Homestead Commission Act passed. On July 9, 1921, with numerous concessions like the required 50% blood quantum, the U.S. Congress passed the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, allowing "any descendent of the not less than one-half part of the of the races inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands previous to 1778 [could acquire homestead leases for] one dollar year for a term on ninety-nine years."

Originally called the Kūhiō Settlement, Keaukaha on Hawai‘i Island, was the second Hawaiian Homestead project, behind Kalama‘ula on Moloka‘i. The significance of this ‘Āina Ho‘opulapula in Hilo was the success of the original homesteaders and how their ‘ohana was allowed to thrive on these lots with 99-year leases. Brandon Ahuna is one of their descendants, living on a homestead lot in Keaukaha with his two daughters, working the ‘āina with community leaders like Malani Alameda and protecting beach-goers as a lifeguard. Raising mana wahine and the practice of building traditional wooden, finless Hawaiian surfboards is proof that Kūhiō's dream is being realized today.

In appreciation of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, passed by Congress in 1921, Paiea Projects, Fitted Hawaii and Homesteady are releasing the "Kūhiō Collection" on Saturday, June 4 online and at the Fitted shop. This limited-edition release features a Homestead basketball jersey with #21, H Pride New Era snapback (including a PP pin) and a t-shirt with Kūhiō's trademark mustache.


This year’s Podagee Horseshoe Invitational, titled “Horseshoe Bling”, saw its largest, deepest field of competitors to date. Hosted by the boys from Fitted at Hale Niuhi, it was fun times as usual with beers delivered by Geoff at Honolulu Beerworks, good vibes supplied by DJ Jah Gumby of Father Psalms, and some high-quality footwear provided by Kaione of Scott Hawaii. With a brand-new trophy set crafted by David of Blue Star Design and Builders on the line, tensions were high throughout the competition. The championship match provided drama and excitement, as we have come to expect at this tournament. The final match saw last year’s champs, KonaGetIt, up against Team Pai’ea Pani da Puka.

All photos via Cuzzo of Fitted


After a one-year hiatus, Team Pai’ea Pani da Puka (consisting of myself and my brother) brought the hardware back to “The Projects.” My brother, Kekaula (@kaula_cam), won the inaugural tournament as part of Team Paiʻea Prospects.


The stage for the championship match was set…


Ola, our gracious host, and Noyle ready for action.


Bruddahs Justin (au_jus) and Ito (@ka_ito) channeled their inner Marv Albert with the commentary.


Jan-Ken-Po to see who throws first. Like the New England Patriots, we always defer the first toss.


After losing the first match to KonaGetIt, we were up against the odds to beat them twice in a row to earn the trophy.


In the end, we found a way to pani enough pukas to beat the defending champs.


We were psyching to pull out the W!


Mahalo to all the competitors who came out and made this event fun and exciting as always. Can’t wait until next year!

Week 1 Mr. Hiamoe: Brandon Coleman…

Holla at ya boy, Mr. Hiamoe. The dude that is creepin’ while you sleepin’ on your fantasy football lineup. Our sleeper this week (hence the name, Mr. Hiamoe) is WR Brandon Coleman. Now you may not have heard his name before, but all you need to know is that he plays for the New Orleans Saints, with QB Drew Brees, one of the best passers in the game. The Saints lost former TE Jimmy Graham, who stood at a towering 6’7″. Insert Coleman, another beast of a man at 6’6″ tall, easily the biggest target for this normally high-octane offense and the unquestioned WR3. Looking like a younger, more athletic version of Marques Colston, its not far-fetched to imagine Coleman hitting pay dirt at least once in this game against the Cardinals, with most of the defensive attention going to Colston and Cooks. If you got some injuries to any of your WRs, plug in Coleman and watch the big boy do work.


2015 Mr. Hiamoe Record: 0-0

Beast Mode Forever…

2nd Annual Paiʻea Projects Podagee Horseshoe Invitational #PPPHI…

This year’s Podagee Horseshoe Invitational featured many familiar faces, as well as some new. It’s always nice to mix it up with some different peeps and share your thoughts, stories, and of course some Coors Lights. Competition was fierce, but the overall vibe was full of aloha, and everyone was down to have some good, clean fun. This event seems to get better every year, and we’re already looking forward to doing it again next year. To everyone who came out, HUGE MAHALO for the good times and great competition. PODAGEES STAND UP!

The arena featured 4 courts; FITTED, WAIOLA, SCOTT HAWAII, and PAIEA PROJECTS

Jah Gumby of @fatherpsalmstv came through with the killa set that had everybody jammin to the best roots music you could imagine. His library of roots is 2nd to none.

Joel Centeio of Team Moody, and Damien of Team Scott.

That Damien guy, and Ola of FITTED.

Team Paiʻea Projects vs. Team SHOOTS

Team Paiʻea Prospects (last year’s champs) vs. Team Konagetit

Team HRDLCK always stay thirsty

Some cool braddahs from Waialua came through. Although Team Nixon and Camel Toejahs didn’t win, they thrived in the “cash games” during the after party.

Team MAUI & No Harm No Foul

Team SCOTT & Palolo’s Finest

Ola of FITTED, with daughter Banksy, who’s becoming the youngest fixture at the tournament. What a trooper!

Damien, of Team Scott, took home the award for best dressed.

If there was ever a dull moment, that was remedied by a shot of FIREBALL!

This is what a CoorslightRasta looks like.

Team Fresh Cafe (Steven & Larson)

Team Paiʻea Projects made it to the Final, but Team Konagetit was too hot to #HANDODAT

Congratulations Team Konagetit on a well-deserved win! They brought their “A-game” this year.

Mr. Hiamoe: Kelvin Benjamin…

Allow me to introduce Mr. Hiamoe. He’s someone people in fantasy football call a “sleeper,” who the casual fan is sleeping on but the experts are well aware of. Enter the rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin, who stands 6’5″ tall and is looking to replace Cam Newton’s former favorite target, Steve Smith. Reportedly BFF’s with Cam Newton, the 2 have been spending lots of time together on-and-off the field, even playing Madden together. You know the Madden bond runs deep. Don’t sleep on this giant just because he’s a rookie. His beastly frame should make him Cam’s punahele in the red zone and the best bet for TDs. Start the young’n and you could look like a genius.

It’s Madden Season…


Ball Handles…


Battle Ready…

Five-Time State Surfing Champs…

MAGIC ISLAND, OAHU (April 28, 2014) – The Kamehameha Surf Team won their fifth consecutive Hawaii Surfing Association State championship by beating Kahuku High School 75-49 this past weekend at Ala Moana Bowls. For the second year in a row it came down to the final event of the season between Kamehameha and Kahuku with both schools entering HSA States with undefeated records, setting the stage for a battle in contestable, 4 to- 6-foot wave face heights on Saturday afternoon. Kamehameha dominated the field of competition, claiming first in all six divisions.

A full high school surf team roster consists of four shortboard boys surfers with two different heats, two body board boys, one bodyboard girl, three shortboard girls, three longboard boys and three longboard girls. Kamehameha Surf Team Boys Shortboard Captain, Chasen Kim, 18, led the charge with a two-wave heat total of 18.75 out of a possible 20 points. As a senior this is Kim’s final year on the squad and has been a valuable member to the Kamehameha Surf Team since his freshmen year.

Girls Captain, Cayla Moore, who is the sister of reigning ASP Women’s World Champ Carissa Moore, was the anchor of the team on Saturday. The junior at Kamehameha placed first in both shortboard and longboard divisions on Saturday. Moore’s signature, front-hand gouge was on full display at Ala Moana Bowls as her sister cheered on the team from Magic Island.

Although Gov. Neil Abercrombie named surfing as an official school sport in 2011, the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association has yet to implement a formal structure of events and competition format. Currently, OIA and ILH schools organize their surf teams as club sports and compete against each other under HSA. The Kamehameha Surf Team has been HSA State champions for the past five years.

With their five-year, undefeated record in Hawai‘i safely intact and new State Championship trophy up on Kapālama, the Kamehameha Surf Team is training for the National Scholastic of Surfing National Championships in June. They will be the only school from Hawai‘i competing at Dana Point, Calif., the site of NSSA Nationals, which is the most prestigious amateur surfing event in the U.S. I mua Kamehameha!

The Box, West Oz…

Glory Box from onepalmMEDIA on Vimeo.

Hana Hou Whistler…

30 for 30 Mockumentary…

Gotta give props to Frank Caliendo for nailing every impression. Now no more football or Richard Sherman for 6 months.

The death of the dunk…

Free Diving…

Iʻve done my share of diving here on Oahu but rarely find myself in situations like this. Itʻs refreshing to see people dive without the intention of shooting and killing everything in site! Anyway, I came across these videos from a guy on Maui and had to repost them for anyone else who enjoys underwater hunting as much as I do!

Mr Hiamoe: Cole Beasley…

It’s a Cole World, and never has it been more apparent than with this week’s Mr. Hiamoe: Cole Beasley. We went deep, way deep, like super duper deeper sleeper status to find Dallas’ “poor man’s Wes Welker.” But don’t let the hobbit-look fool you, if you’re in a deeper league of 14-teams or more, take a chance on Beasley. With Murray out this week and a favorable matchup against the Eagles, Beasley might just be Weasely enough to slither past the Philly D (pardon the lame Harry Potter reference.) Cole. World.

Mr. Hiamoe record: 2-0-1
In Week 5 we recommended Jeremy Kerley, and he proved to be the stooge to use posting 5 catches for 68 yards and a TD, good for 17.8 points in PPR. It don’t get much better than that for a waiver-wire grab.

Mr. Hiamoe: Jeremy Kerley…

Forget Larry and Moe, Kerley is the stooge you want for your fantasy football team in Week 5. Chances are the Jets WR is available in most leagues, and given the injuries to the 2 starting wideouts for the Jets, Kerley should have a large volume of targets this Monday night. Dude has shown he got game when his number was called last year, and chances are they’ll be forced to pass playing from behind against the desperate Atlanta Falcons. Don’t snooze on this stooge, or you lose.

Mr. Hiamoe record: 1-0-1
In Week 3, we suggested Andre Ellington, who performed admirably, but scored 8.9 points in PPR formats. Not bad, but not great. We’ll call it a draw.

New York La La La…

Mr. Hiamoe: Andre Ellington…

Once fantasy football season is in full swing, RBs are very hard to come by. So when one has the flashes of brilliance that Andre Ellington displayed last week, you’d better take notice. The Clemson rookie tallied 62 yards and a TD on only 6 touches, and should be getting more opportunities this week against a historically terrible Saints defense. His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield makes him dangerous, ala Darren Sproles. He’s a bit of a long shot, but here at PP we dig deep for our sleepers. Mai hiamoe ma keia kanaka!

Mr. Hiamoe record: 1-0
Hate to say we nailed it, but we did! Marlon Brown reeled in 4 catches for 45 yards and a TD, good for 14.5 fantasy points. Not bad for straight off da wire!

Mr. Hiamoe: Marlon Brown…

Football season is back in swing, which means it’s time to wake yo ass up and find this week’s Mr. Hiamoe. For those who don’t know, Mr. Hiamoe is a “sleeper” pickup for you fantasy football lovers in need of some help for your fantasy lineup. In Week 2, don’t sleep on Baltimore Ravens WR Marlon Brown. The undrafted rookie out of Georgia was thrust into the starting lineup last week, and produced like a veteran, pulling in 4 catches for 65 yards and a TD. He’s looking like a keeper now that Jacoby Jones is out for an extended period, and QB Joe Flacco needs someone to step up after losing Anquan Boldin to those damn 49ers! So reel in this Marlon from the waiver wire and watch him smoke the competition.

2013 Mr. Hiamoe record: 0-0