Waikoloa Beach Resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort

The Gathering Place of the Kohala Coast

Naupaka News

Ties to the Ocean

Ties to the Ocean “The wa‘a shaped the Hawaiian people physically, intellectually and spiritually as much as the Hawaiians shaped the logs that became their canoes.” —Renowned Hawaiian artist and historian Herb Kane. According to the Kumulipo, Hawai`i’s sacred creation chant, everything in the universe is connected and everything in the universe has a consciousness. The Kumulipo describes the traditional Hawaiian view that man is the younger sibling of nature, and how it is the responsibility of man to look after the needs of nature, just as it is the responsibility of nature to care for the

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Waikoloa Canoe Club

Waikoloa Canoe Club Some wa‘a are still built in this traditional fashion, notably the Hōkūle`a and the Big Island’s own Makali`i, which have faithfully replicated those early double-hulled canoes used by ancestral Hawaiians, and have made numerous voyages around the Pacific. But the greater majority of outrigger canoes these days are made of fiberglass and used by racing teams as well as recreational paddlers, including an increasing number of keiki (youth). Daniel Legler is the head coach of Waikoloa Canoe Club, an organization whose mission is to “strengthen family and community relationships,

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A Hawaiian Tradition

A Hawaiian Tradition Waikoloa Beach Resort guests have the opportunity to watch the canoes in action on August 29, as the Great Waikoloa Canoe Race (sponsored by Waikoloa Beach Resort and Lava Lava Beach Club) takes place in Anaeho`omalu Bay; and a busy practice schedule finds canoes and paddlers in the water almost every day of the week. Resort guests can also learn about and even try paddling for themselves, as Legler can be found at Anaeho`omalu Bay most days. Similarly, Club Beach Director Ed Teixeira is usually found on Thursday mornings on the beach sharing his knowledge of the Hawaiian traditions,

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