Author Archives: Ana Currie

2015 Welcome

Aloha mai kakou! We extend a heartfelt welcome to all our paddlers, young and old, novice and experienced, as we begin our 2015 season. Our first week of practice began with many familiar and new faces coming together to pule … Continue reading

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Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou!

This past weekend, Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club was deeply honored to be part of a profound and historic event in honor of the coming of Makahiki, which begins today. Makahiki, a four-month observance dedicated to Lono, the deity of agriculture, … Continue reading

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The World Wide Voyage of Hokule‘a: Canoes as Ambassadors of Culture

Editor’s Note: Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club’s  beloved Herb Kawainui Kane, who passed on in 2011,  was the originator of the conceptual design for the Hokule‘a.  Here is Herb’s story about how the wa‘a was named: “This happened when the parts … Continue reading

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The Mac-A-Thon race course: a unique cultural landscape

The coastal areas of the four ahupua‘a between Hōnaunau and Napo‘opo‘o are home to a unique and precious array of cultural, historical and natural resources.  Between the significant cultural sites of Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau to the south and the Hikiau … Continue reading

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President’s Thanksgiving Message

It is now November, and 2013 is winding down rapidly as we approach Thanksgiving, the Christmas holiday season and a new year! We give thanks for all the blessings received, for the health and love of our growing family and … Continue reading

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Annual Meeting and Thanksgiving Party on November 30

Please join us in giving thanks for another year of paddling! Our annual meeting is coming up at the end of next month, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We will also be electing our Board of Directors for the 2014 … Continue reading

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Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau Cultural Festival 2013

Every year, Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club participates in this beautiful cultural event, by providing canoes and steersmen to take visitors out to experience Honaunau Bay from a seat in an outrigger canoe. This short video shows our canoes in action … Continue reading

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Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Canoe Race – August 17

  Aloha kakou! Our 27th Annual Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Race will be held Saturday August 17. Join us for a day of paddling and camaraderie as we honor Calvin Kelekolio’s legacy, and celebrate the blessings bestowed on us by … Continue reading

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Hokule‘a Coming to Honaunau

    The voyaging canoe Hokule‘a is traveling up the Kona coast, with the crew from the Makali‘i Voyaging ‘Ohana (Na Kalai Wa‘a) on board, doing training in preparation for Hokule‘a’s worldwide voyage next year. They are currently in Miloli‘i, … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Canoe Culture, Moloka‘i Style

A beautiful segment from Kukui O Molokai: Born of the Canoe Dream, an unfinished documentary being produced by Matt Yamashita of Quazifilms Media. In this segment, two crews finish their paddle around the entire island of Molokai. They contemplate the … Continue reading

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