Queen Kapiolani Hotel Waikiki was host to the latest #BacardiPoolParty this past Memorial Day Weekend. Kaimana Beachwear models entertained the crowd with a poolside fashionshow showcasing their latest designs. Babes, bikinis, beers & Bacardi… what more could you ask for on a Monday afternoon?
With the lack of swell and light & variable winds, we launched “Momilani” and headed out to a spot we rarely get to visit for a late afternoon dive. The weather was perfect and we were all amped to get in the water. Luckily we were able gather a few fish to take home for dinner. Here’s Jeff (@whatakook) with a couple nice ones!
I spent the weekend down at Uncle Samʻs place in Omokaʻa. Itʻs been a while since I visited and it was lucky that my dad was in town and able to head down, too. Growing up, his father used to bring him and his six siblings over from O’ahu every summer to stay with the sister (Samʻs tutu). Itʻs a special feeling knowing that I was enjoying time with my dad in the same place that he spent with his dad decades ago.
Manalani Mili Hokoana English, Miss Aloha Hula 2013
Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai honors both Luka and Edith! Luka and Edith Kanakaole instilled the passion and the kuleana in their children to carry forth traditions. Evident in the second and third generation, their teachings live on today.
As one of her most well-known compositions, Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai, was first performed by the men in 1976 at MM where they wore lei limu. They took first place. This design applauds and celebrates hula in this 50th anniversary year and recognizes the famous composition by Aunty Edith Kanakaole.
Luka and Edith Kanakaole instilled the passion and the kuleana in their children to carry forth traditions. Evident in the second and third generation, their teachings live on today. The ‘Maka Upena’ is the actual hand-cut version of Grandpa Luka’s block print that he made for the halau in the early 1970s.
The lipoa and the ocean current (ke au kaha) brings light on the lyrics to Grandma’s most popular song. The smell of the lipoa seaweed on the beaches was a memorable aspect of driving from Kaneohe to Laie. Aunty Edith Kanakaole penned this song on one of her trips to the Temple. Aunty participated in the competition with her own school, the Halau O Kekuhi.
Find him roaming around the Merrie Monarch and Instagram a pic with him for some Oiwi TV swag.
Daniel Ikaika Ito was recently interviewed by Sarah Tamashiro for The Art Conversation: Connecting People and Art. He shouted out Pai’ea Projects during the interview. Read the whole thing here.
An edit by the homie, Chad Campbell. Get involved and let’s get these poison-dealers out of Hawai‘i. For more info on “March in March” checkout this link.
Kamehameha Maui sophomore, Imaikalani DeVault is up and coming in the surf industry. With the backing of the stellar Volcom Hawai’i coaches (Dave Riddle, Jason Shibata and Kai Borg) and the influence of KS alum Ezekiel Lau, DeVault has a bright future in competitive surfing. His pops, Pat DeVault, is an awesome human as well.