Aloha ā mahalo to all the paddlers and supporters who came together on Saturday, March 3rd for the Uncle Louis Kelekolio Memorial canoe race! Under clear blue skies and on relatively calm seas, more than 75 canoes raced 6 and 10 miles to Ke‘ei and to Keawekāheka Point then back to Hōnaunau Bay. Co-sponsored by HIPA and Ola Brew, this race marks the beginning of Keōua’s 2019 paddling season and is an opportunity to line up and compete with some of the best paddlers on the island. It also brings us together to work as a team in hosting and welcoming our Moku o Keawe paddling ‘ohana to historic Hōnaunau Bay.
The post-race festivities featured nahenahe music by the Ke‘ei Mauka Boyz, honoring our recently departed Aunty Diana Aki, Marlis Tanoai, and Derek Young. Our amazing kitchen volunteers worked their legendary magic and prepared a delicious pa‘ina with kalua pig & cabbage, rice, stir-fried ‘ulu, pumpkin lu‘au soup, tofu poke, vegetarian chili, green salad, and various desserts. Our locally based Ola Brewery provided us with a keg of their refreshing IPA to wash it all down, followed by individual awards created by our friends at Stoneface Hawai‘i.
More than just an athletic event, a canoe race embodies the spirit of Aloha and Laulima, with the entire ‘ohana, young & old, helping to put it together and participating in every aspect, enlisting the kokua of friends, manning the race registration and timing, obtaining escort boats, gathering & preparing food, setting up and decorating the venue, and anything else necessary to ensure that everyone involved has a great time. We are truly blessed and grateful for all your positive energy and contributions to the perpetuation of our cultural traditions.
Keōua Hōnaunau C.C. Board of Directors
Long and short course race results are listed below
The 32nd Annual Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Outrigger Race challenged men, women and mixed crews from all around the Big Island with hot and relatively flat conditions in one of the most beautiful courses in the paddling series. Results are as followed:
Women & Mixed Divisions
8 MILE COURSE – Honaunau – Napo’opo’o – Honaunau
|1||Puna||Boogie Kalama||1st Unlimited Women||0:59:01|
|2||Kai O Pua||Kealailani||2nd Unlimited Women||0:59:54|
|3||Hui Wa’a O Waiakea||Waiakea||1st Koa Mixed||1:02:53|
|4||Kawaihae||Pelekane||1st Open Women||1:03:06|
|5||Kai E Hitu||Nalani Momi||2nd Open Women||1:03:12|
|6||Keauhou||Hihimanu||3rd Unlimited Women||1:05:10|
|7||Keoua||A’lea’lea||1st Koa Women||1:05:29|
|8||Keaukaha||Komohana||1st Open Mixed||1:05:40|
|9||Kawaihae||Uila||3rd Open Women||1:05:46|
|10||Puna||Kupa’a||1st Masters 40 Women||1:06:04|
|11||Kai O Pua||Hualalai||2nd Koa Women||1:06:20|
|12||Puna||Kahiau||4th Unlimited Women||1:06:41|
|13||Kai O Pua||Kaholo||2nd Open Mixed||1:07:50|
|14||Kamehameha||Kekualani||4th Open Women||1:08:03|
|15||Kai E Hitu||Mafatu Nui||5th Unlimited Women||1:08:51|
|16||Keoua||Kai Pahe’e||1st Junior Mixed||1:09:58|
|17||Kai O Pua||Ale||1st Masters 50 Women||1:10:18|
|18||Waikoloa||Kukinikai||5th Open Women||1:10:30|
|19||Keoua||Pali Kapu O Keoua||2nd Masters 40 Women||1:11:14|
|20||Na Wa’a Hanakahi||Hilo Paleku||3rd Open Mixed||1:12:23|
|21||Kai O Pua||Tesoro||2nd Juniors Mixed||1:12:31|
|22||Kai O Pua||Tesuro||6th Open Women||1:12:31|
|23||Kamehameha||Kawohi||6th Unlimited Women||1:13:07|
|24||Keoua||Kaahumanu||2nd Koa MIxed||1:14:06|
|25||Keauhou||Iolana||4th Open Mixed||1:14:45|
|26||Puna||Kapuwai||3rd Juniors Mixed||1:14:53|
|27||Waikoloa||Keoua Ku’ahu’ula||1st Masters 60 Women||1:15:15|
|28||Kai O Pua||Laulani||2nd Masters 60 Women||1:15:37|
|29||Kai O Pua||Keokea||4th Juniors Mixed||1:15:39|
|30||Kai O Pua||Keokea||3rd Masters 60 Women||1:15:39|
|31||Waikoloa||Kanelike||3rd Masters 40 Women||1:16:32|
|32||Kai E Hitu||Heipualani||3rd Koa Women||1:17:26|
|33||Waikoloa||Koamalu||2nd Masters 50 Women||1:23:16|
|34||Keoua||Lono||1st Junior Women||1:23:28|
|35||Na Wa’a Hanakahi||Ahuku||7th Open Women||1:27:28|
10 MILE COURSE – Honaunau – Napo’opo’o – Keawakaheka Point – Honaunau
|1||Keauhou||Hihimanu||1st Unlimited Men||1:18:57|
|2||Puna||Kupa’a||1st Open Men||1:19:11|
|3||Keaukaha||Komohana||2nd Open Men||1:20:30|
|4||Puna||Kahiau||2nd Unlimited Men||1:22:06|
|5||Kai Ehitu||Nalani Momi||1st Masters 40 Men||1:23:09|
|6||Keoua||Ale’ale’a||1st Koa Men||1:23:11|
|7||Puna||Boogie||3rd Unlimited Men||1:23:46|
|8||Kai Opua||Ale||3rd Open Men||1:24:31|
|9||Kawaihae||Pelekane||4th Open Men||1:25:44|
|10||Kai Opua||Hualalai||2nd Koa Men||1:26:08|
|11||Kai Opua||Kealailani||4th Unlimited Men||1:26:08|
|12||Kai Ehitu||Papa Kimitete||5th Open Men||1:27:50|
|13||Kai Ehitu||Heipualani||3rd Koa Men||1:28:06|
|14||Kekualani||Kamehameha||6th Open Men||1:29:35|
|15||Kai Opua||Tesoro||7th Open Men||1:30:36|
|16||Kai Opua||Keokea||8th Open Men||1:31:01|
|17||Keoua||Pali Kapu O Keoua||9th Open Men||1:31:01|
|18||Kai Ehitu||Makanani||1st Masters 50 Men||1:32:59|
|19||Kamehameha||Kawohi||5th Unlimited Men||1:33:58|
|20||Waikoloa||Kukinikai||2nd Masters 50 Men||1:36:31|
|21||Keaukaha||Aka Hemmings (yellow)||1st Masters 60 Men||1:37:55|
|22||Keauhou||Iolana||2nd Masters 60 Men||1:38:16|
|23||Keoua||Kai Pahe’e||3rd Masters 50 Men||1:38:34|
|24||Waikoloa||Koamalu||3rd Masters 60 Men||1:39:19|
|25||Na Wa’a Hanakahi||Ahuki’i||10th Open Men||1:39:29|
|26||Hui Wa’a O Waiakea||Waiakea||4th Koa Men||1:43:00|
|27||Waikoloa||Kanelike||4th Masters 60 Men||1:45:28|
Below are the results from today’s 31st Annual Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Canoe Race presented by Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club.
The short course was 8 miles from Honaunau into Napo’opo’o and back to Honaunau, and included the women, juniors, and mixed crews. The keiki junior division was a 4 mile race from Honaunau, past Moinui point, and back.
Place Name Division Fem Time M/P/H 1 Keoua/Puna Kapuwai Junior Mixed 1:07:56 4.416
Place Name Time M/P/H Juniors 18 Male =============== 1 Keoua Kuahuula 1:11:08 6.747 Juniors 18 Female ================= 1 Keoua Kaholo 1:28:16 5.438 Juniors Mix =========== 1 Kamehameha Lono 1:15:19 6.373 2 Puna Kanaloa 1:31:38 5.238
Place Name Time M/P/H Koa Division Female =================== 1 Kai'ehitu Heipualani 1:15:54 6.324 2 Kai'opua Kamakahonu 1:16:44 6.255 3 Keoua Alealea 1:17:21 6.205 4 Keoua Ka'ahumanu 1:32:22 5.196 Masters 40 Female ================= 1 Kai'opua 'Ale 1:12:38 6.608 2 Kamehameha Kekualani 1:16:12 6.299 3 Waikoloa Kai Puhe'e 1:18:22 6.125 Masters 50 Female ================= 1 Kai'opua Tesoro 1:14:58 6.402 2 Waikoloa Kanelike 1:17:58 6.156 Masters 60 Female ================= 1 Kai'opua Kina'ole 1:19:27 6.041 2 Kai'opua Laulani 1:19:46 6.017 Open Female =========== 1 Kai'opua Keokea 1:07:41 7.091 2 Kai Ehitu Nalani-Momi 1:07:59 7.060 3 Puna Pohoiki 1:11:58 6.669 4 Puna Mahealani 1:19:26 6.042 5 Kamehameha Kua'ana 1:20:01 5.998 Unlimited Female ================ 1 Kai'opua Kealailani 1:06:04 7.265 2 Puna Boogie 1:06:15 7.245 3 Kamehameha Kawohi 1:07:09 7.148 4 Puna Kaihau 1:09:09 6.941 5 Keauhou Hihimanu 1:12:48 6.593 6 Kai Ehitu Mafatanui 1:16:29 6.275 7 Kai'opua Lono 1:17:32 6.190
Place Name Time M/P/H Koa Mixed ========= 1 Hui Waa Waiakea Waiakea 1:09:14 6.933 Open Mixed ========== 1 Keoua Pali Kapu O Keoua 1:08:49 6.975 2 Kawaihae Waiakailio 1:09:20 6.923 3 Keauhou Kai Pu'eone 1:10:01 6.855 4 Na Waa Hanakahi Hilo One 1:11:38 6.700 5 Waikoloa Anaho'omalu 1:14:03 6.482 6 Kawaihae Pelekane 1:15:25 6.364 7 Na Waa Hanakahi Onomea 1:16:17 6.292 8 Waikoloa Kialoahou Pookela 1:17:42 6.177 9 Kawaihae Uila 1:18:12 6.138 10 Hui Waa Waiakea Kamanu 1:18:34 6.109 11 Keaukaha Pae'a 1:18:49 6.090 12 Na Waa Hanakahi Ahuki'i 1:19:07 6.066
Place Name Time M/P/H Koa Division Male ================= 1 Kai Ehitu Heipualani 1:26:44 7.609 2 Keoua Alealea 1:28:01 7.498 3 Keoua Ka'ahumanu 1:34:51 6.958 Masters 50 Male =============== 1 Waikoloa Kanelike 1:32:37 7.126 2 Kai'ehitu Kehaulani 1:33:23 7.067 Masters 60 Male =============== 1 Keoua Pae'a 1:36:02 6.872 2 Waikoloa Anaeho'omalu 1:48:12 6.099 3 Keauhou Kai Pue'one 1:50:44 5.960 Masters 40 Male =============== 1 Puna Mahealani 1:24:09 7.843 2 Kamehameha Kekualani 1:31:28 7.215 Open Male ========= 1 Kai'ehitu Nalani Momi 1:22:14 8.025 2 Kai Ehitu Makanani 1:28:44 7.437 3 Kai Ehitu To'iki A Kai Ehitu 1:30:20 7.306 4 Kai'opua Tesoro 1:30:49 7.267 5 Waikoloa Kialoa Kou Pookela 1:33:44 7.041 6 Kai'opua 'ale 1:36:17 6.854 7 Kamehameha Kuaana 1:38:26 6.705 8 Laka Napuanani 1:39:17 6.647 Unlimited Male ============== 1 Puna Boogie Kalama 1:16:43 8.603 2 Puna Kailau 1:18:07 8.448 3 Kai'ehitu Mafatu Nui 1:24:39 7.796 4 Kai'opua Kealailani 1:25:14 7.743 5 Kamehameha Kawohi 1:27:27 7.547 6 Kai'opua Lono 1:30:11 7.318 7 Keauhou Hihi Manu 1:41:38 6.493
Then long course was over 11 miles from Honaunau, into Napo’opo’o, and out to the northern side of Kealakekua Bay, then back to Honaunau, and was paddled by men’s crews.
West Hawaii Today, August 5, 2017
On July 30, more than 150 people gathered at Honaunau Bay for a traditional Hawaiian blessing of the newly restored Hale o Ho’oponopono. The attendees included many community volunteers who had worked on the building project, community members from the surrounding area and numerous kupuna who had been connected with the hale in the early days of its history.
The rebuilding of this significant South Kona cultural site was sponsored by the Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club and funded with a grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA). In addition to perpetuating the ancient art and culture of Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling as traditionally practiced on historic Honaunau Bay, the canoe club seeks to promote awareness of Hawaiian culture and its preservation and perpetuation.Their youth program seeks especially to assure that the cultural knowledge is passed on to those who will preserve it for the future.
The Hale o Ho’oponopono, which translates to “house of making things right, bringing things into balance, healing” was constructed in the mid-1970s as part of the creation of a school of the same name.
The school had been established to fill the need of many Hawaiian children who had a difficult time relating to the education process as presented by the local public schools.
The students went fishing and opihi, or Hawaiian limpet, picking and were taught canoe maintenance, paddling and stewardship principles, along with a Hawaiian language curriculum.
The school’s traditional hale halawai, built by school staff and students, served as the center for many of these activities, which had a significant positive impact on the lives of many young Hawaiians coming of age in the 1970s.
The process of rebuilding the hale was accomplished over a two-year period with a small core team of experienced and new hale builder haumana — interns — assisted by a cadre of community volunteers who participated in the seven hale building workshops that took place over the course of the project.
The hale building process was led by one of the most experienced practitioners in the state, master hale builder Walter Wong. Uncle Waltah, as he is known, orchestrated the project from start to finish, which was built according to Hawaii County’s building code for traditional and indigenous structures.
Puna Kihoi, who officiated the hale blessing, was a teacher at Hale o Hooponopono in the 1980s. One of the hale builder haumana, Randal Kahele, was one of her students at the school and their reunion at the blessing ceremony was an emotional reconnection for both.
The hale will be used for educational and ceremonial purposes and will serve to strengthen the cultural landscape of Honaunau Bay — a visible, enduring reminder of the significant and sacred nature of this place.
Info: email email@example.com.
Aloha mai kakou!
The 2017 paddling season is about to begin and Keōua Hōnaunau Canoe Club welcomes new and returning paddlers of all ages to our orientation week, Monday, February 27th – Thursday, March 2nd at 4 p.m. Outrigger canoeing is a family-oriented sport, a great way to get in shape, make friends, and learn about the culture and traditions of Hawai’i. It also teaches us respect for the ocean and our marine environment.
We’ll be providing an introduction to paddling for newcomers, collecting registration & waiver forms for everyone, as well as dues. Regular practices will begin on Monday, March 6th at 3:45 p.m. for our youth, 4:45 p.m. for adults, Monday through Thursday.
On Saturday, March 4th , Keōua is sponsoring our Louis Kelekolio Memorial OC-1 Race so we invite everyone to come participate by racing and/or helping out with registration, timing, food preparation and decoration. This year, the race is dedicated to the late John B. Greenbush, board member & historian, passionate paddler and strong supporter of our youth program.
Keōua is actively recruiting haumana for our Hale o Ho’oponopono restoration project. This is an opportunity for our local youth to learn hale building skills through hands-on experience under the supervision of Uncle Walter Wong, certified traditional hale builder. We are looking for applicants with the desire to perpetuate the knowledge of building Hawaiian hale and entering an exciting new career pathway.
The 30th Annual Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Outrigger Race challenged men, women and mixed crews from all around the Big Island with hot and relatively flat conditions in one of the most beautiful courses in the paddling series. Results are as followed:
Junior’s Race (12-15)
2.5 MILE COURSE – Honaunau – Moinui Point – Honaunau
|OVERALL||TIME||CLUB & CANOE NAME||PLACE in DIVISION|
|1||0:21:43||KEOUA in KAPUWAI||1st Mixed Juniors 12-15|
|Crew: Jesse Duarte-Mahi, Dylan Green, Makayla Green, Ataivai Faleofa, Kehaulani Faleofa, Kaniala Barboza|
|2||0:22:07||LAKA in KEAALI’IKANE||1st Girls 12-15|
|Crew: Tia Kuali’i, Anela Mikaele, Ihilani Mamau, Aloha Karratti, Kau’imakalani Pakani-Tsukiyama|
|3||0:22:40||KAI OPUA in KAWEHIONAPUAOKALANI||2nd Girls 12-15|
|4||0:23:52||PUNA in MAHEALANI||2nd Mixed Juniuors 12-15|
10 MILE COURSE – Honaunau – Kealakekua Bay – Honaunau
|OVERALL||TIME||CLUB & CANOE NAME||PLACE in DIVISION|
|1||1:10:11||PUNA in KAIAU||1st Unlimited Open Men|
|Crew: Jeremy Padayo, Kili Wakana, Koa Suera-Lee, Chance Nicholas, Lloyd, JB|
|2||1:10:59||PUNA in BOOGIE KALAMA||2nd Unlimited Open Men|
|3||1:12:30||KAI OPUA in TESORO||1st Non-Koa Open Men|
|Crew: Trey Cox, Puni Freitas, Chevist Conte, Kekoa Kam, Salesi Apina, Mike Fields|
|4||1:12:47||KEAUKAHA in MAKAWALU||3d Unlimited Open Men|
|5||1:13:48||KAI EHITU in NALANI MOMI||2nd Non-Koa Open Men|
|6||1:13:55||KAMEHAMEHA in KAUOHI||4th Unlimited Open Men|
|7||1:14:11||KEAUHOU in AUKU’U||1st Non-Koa 40+ Men|
|Crew: Ian Foo, Ivan McIvor, Hunter Anderson, Daniel Legler, Theron Ogata, Bruce Ayau|
|8||1:17:15||PUNA in POHOIKI||1st Non-Koa 50+ Men|
|Crew: Louie Mendonca, Kevin Thompson, Troy Parker-Bailey, Terry Andrade, Dave Okita, Afa Tuaolo|
|9||1:18:13||KEAUKAHA in KAHOHANA||2nd Non-Koa 40+ Men|
|10||1:19:13||KAI EHITU in HEIPUALANI||1st Koa Open Men|
|Crew: Tawai Marquardt, Koa Galdones, Lorin Sellers, Kekoa Napihaa, Aaron Nahina, Kahookahi Kanuha|
|11||1:19:36||KAI EHITU in MAFATU NUI||5th UnlimitedOpen Men|
|12||1:20:30||KAI OPUA in LONO||6th Unlimited Open Men|
|13||1:20:50||KEOUA in ALEA’LEA||2nd Koa Open Men|
|14||1:21:01||KAI EHITU in KAWEHIONAPUAOKALANI||2nd Non-Koa 50+ Men|
|15||1:22:02||KAI OPUA in ‘ALE||3rd Non-Koa Open Men|
|16||1:23:32||KEOUA in IOLANI||7th Unlimited Open Men|
|17||1:24:25||PUNA in MAHEALANI||4th Non-Koa Open Men|
|18||1:27:59||KAI EHITU in PAPA KIMITETE||5th Non-Koa Open Men|
|19||1:30:22||HUI WA’A O WAIAKEA in WAIAKEA||3rd Koa Open Men|
|20||1:32:13||LAKA in KEALIIKANE||6th Non-Koa Open Men|
|21||1:33:32||KAWAIHAE in PELEKANE||3rd Non-Koa 50+ Men|
|22||1:34:55||KEAUKAHA in KEKUALANI||4th Non-Koa 50+ Men|
|23||1:37:37||KEOUA in PALIKAPU O KEOUA||1st Non-Koa 60+ Men|
|Crew: Rafael Ramirez, Al Larosa, Malama Lama, Peter Bacot, Dennis Weskott, Marvin Feldman|
|DNF||no time||KAMEHAMEHA in LONO||Damaged Equipment|
Women & Mixed Divisions
8 MILE COURSE – Honaunau – Kealakekua Bay – Honaunau
|OVERALL||TIME||CLUB & CANOE NAME||PLACE in DIVISION|
|1||1:00:17||PUNA in KAIAU||1st Unlimited Open Women|
|Crew: Jolene Hughes, Sheila Cadaoas, Bev Tuaolo, Jen Tanner, Miri Sumida, Kim Kimi|
|2||1:00:49||KAI OPUA in ‘ALE||1st Non-Koa Open Women|
|Crew: Noel Lorenzo, Kristin Old, Lorelei Nakagawa, Maile Leslie, Jessie Krause, Leimana Spencer|
|3||1:00:12||KAMEHAMEHA in KAWOHI||2nd Unlimited Open Women|
|4||1:01:38||KAI OPUA in KEOKEA||1st Non-Koa 40+ Women|
|Crew: Rebecca Lussiaa, Tiapepe Ulufaleilupe, Tina Flower, Tasha Aipa, Melanie Kelekolio, Nicki Lacey-Enos|
|5||1:02:00||KAWAIHAE in PELEKANE||2nd Non-Koa Open Women|
|6||1:02:04||KAI OPUA in LONO||3rd Unlimited Open Women|
|7||1:02:07||PUNA in BOOGIE KALAMA||4th Unlimited Open Women|
|8||1:02:44||KAI EHITU in NALANI MOMI||3rd Non-Koa Open Women|
|9||1:03:06||KAWAIHAE in WAIAKAILIO||1st Non-Koa Open Mixed|
|10||1:03:45||HUI WA’A O WAIAKEA in WAIAKEA||1st Koa Open Mixed|
|Crew: Erica Talbert, Lisamarie Nance, Wally Wong, Andrew Salvador, Sierra Tanoai, Ira Kekaualua|
|11||1:04:34||KEOUA in KA’AHUMANU||1st Koa Open Women|
|Crew: Mikilani Van Osdol, Kelli Yamauchi, Jene Green, Mina Elison, Carol Farkas, Brittany Caporrimo|
|12||1:05:43||KEAUHOU in AUKU’U||2nd Non-Koa Open Mixed|
|13||1:05:57||KEOUA in ‘ALE’ALE’A||2nd Koa Open Mixed|
|14||1:06:14||KAI OPUA in PALI KAPU O KEOUA||3rd Non-Koa Open Mixed|
|15||1:06:34||KEAUHOU in MALIA KINI||4th Non-Koa Open Women|
|16||1:07:19||KAI OPUA in LAULANI||1st Non-Koa 50+ Women|
|17||1:08:02||KAMEHAMEHA in TUAHINE||5th Non-Koa Open Women|
|18||1:08:15||KAI EHITU in HEIPUALANI||3rd Open Koa Mixed|
|19||1:08:33||KAI OPUA in HUALALAI||2nd Open Koa Women|
|20||1:08:45||KAI EHITU in MAFATU NUI||5th Unlimited Open Women|
|21||1:09:07||MILOLI’I in KAI PAHE’E||4th Open Non-Koa Mixed|
|22||1:09:21||KAMEHAMEHA in KEKUALANI||2nd Non-Koa 50+ Women|
|23||1:09:27||KEAUHOU in KAI PU’EONE||1st Non-Koa 60+ Women|
|Crew: Sandy Sater, Peggy Anderson, Diana Temple, Lonny Higgins, Marianne Starr, Kim Schneider|
|24||1:10:11||KEOUA in IOLANI||5th Unlimited Open Women|
|25||1:10:48||KEAUHOU in IOLANA||3rd Non-Koa 50+ Women|
|26||1:10:55||PUNA in POHOIKI||6th Non-Koa Open Women|
|27||1:12:27||KAI OPUA in TESORO||2nd Non-Koa 60+ Women|
|28||1:14:44||KEAUKAHA in LONO KAIOLOHIA||4th Non-Koa 50+ Women|
|29||1:21:36||WAIKOLOA in KEOUA ELUA||3rd Non-Koa 60+ Women|