Author Archives: Rafael Ramirez

A brief history of the 40th Annual Mac-A-Thon

In 1980, our small canoe club in South Kona was struggling to survive after being forced to move from our home base in Hōnaunau Bay to Napo’opo’o Beach, in the shadow of Hikia Heiau and Palikapu o Keōua. That year … Continue reading

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Keōua Annual Meeting

Aloha mai kākou! With the season of Makahiki upon us, we enter a time of rejuvenation, spiritual cleansing, strengthening of relationships and connections…and feasting! Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! Eo, Lonoikamakahiki! Accordingly, we will be holding Keōua’s annual membership meeting & potluck … Continue reading

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Louis Kelekolio Memorial Race Photos!

Aloha mai kakou! Here are some photos of the paddlers at yesterday’s Uncle Louis Kelekolio Memorial Race in Hōnaunau, courtesy of Jeremy Chien. 

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Annual General Membership Meeting

Aloha mai kakou! Our annual General Membership Meeting and Potluck is scheduled for Sunday, November 24that 1PM.  As we enter the season of Makahiki, the traditional Hawaiian celebration of the harvest and a time of spiritual and cultural renewal; the Keōua membership … Continue reading

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Pulses of the Land: Wahi Pana of Ke’ei I & II

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Haumana- Job description

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 … Continue reading

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Keoua’s November To Remember, 1990

  KEOUA’S NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER By: Rafael Ramírez January 1991, Kealakekua, Hawai’i As the 1990 paddling year comes to an end, Keoua’s paddlers busily make plans to fight off the boredom following the October Turnover* in the Molokai Hoe Channel … Continue reading

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The ‘Ahu’ula and Mahiole of Kalani’opu’u Return to Hawai’i

ʻUla ka moana i ka ʻahu ʻula a me ka mahiole: the Ocean is made red with feathered cloaks and helmets March 12, 2016 by emalani “Kauluwela ka moana i nā ʻauwaʻa kaua o Kalaniʻōpuʻu. Aia nā koa ke ʻaʻahu lā i ko lākou mau ʻahu … Continue reading

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10 Rules of the Canoe – One People Canoe Society

How to Pull with Pride and Purpose THE TEN RULES OF THE CANOE Rule One: Every Stroke We Take Is One Less We Have To Make. Keep going! Even against the most relentless wind, somehow a canoe moves forward. This … Continue reading

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Kawaihae LD Race

Congratulations to all our paddlers for an outstanding performance on Saturday’s long distance race @ Kawaihae. Our Open Koa Women’s crew paddled “Ka’ahumanu” to a First Place in their division and 8th. overall in a field of 30 canoes. Our … Continue reading

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