Waikoloa Beach Resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort

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Children of the Long Canoes

Children of the Long Canoes The outrigger canoe — the vessel in which the ancient Polynesian people explored the Pacific — was simple in its design. “A seaworthy vessel carved from trees with stone tools, assembled with lashings of fiber, and rigged with sails of plaited leaves,” is how renowned Hawaiian artist and historian Herb Kane (1928- 2011) described it in his seminal 1976 work Voyage, The Discovery of Hawai`i. But simple and primitive though the original canoes may have been, they played an outsized role in the history of Polynesia. In addition to long-distance voyaging, Kane also surmised

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The Hawaiian Wa‘a

In Hawai`i, the canoe is known as wa‘a, and they were vital to the Hawaiians’ sustenance and survival, providing the means by which the people could fish and travel between islands. When Captain Cook arrived in Kealakekua Bay in 1779, it is said he was greeted by some 1,500 canoes, a clear indication that the Hawaiian people centered their lives in and on the ocean. There were so many canoes, in fact, that Cook’s men thought they could walk to the shore stepping from canoe to canoe. According to ancestral tradition, great ceremony was associated with every aspect of

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Waikoloa Canoe Club

Waikoloa Canoe Club Some wa‘a are still built in this traditional fashion, but the greater majority of outrigger canoes these days are made of fiberglass and used by racing teams as well as recreational paddlers, such as at Waikoloa Canoe Club. Based on the beach at Anaeho‘omalu Bay in front of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, and adjacent to Lava Lava Beach Club, Waikoloa Canoe Club has some 300-plus members. This past summer, the club’s racing teams had two big successes. In July, “I am pleased (and proud) to say that the Waikoloa Canoe Club paddling team won the Moku o Hawai`i Canoe

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A Hawaiian Tradition

A Hawaiian Tradition Waikoloa Beach Resort guests have the opportunity to interact with Teixeira and other club members simply by stopping by. Now that the 2018 racing season has ebbed, Teixeira is usually there on Thursday mornings, getting the club’s recreational program off to a start and where appropriate sharing his knowledge of Hawaiian traditions, language, and techniques of paddling. “We get people coming over all the time,” Teixeira says. “There’s usually a sense of awe and fascination over the outrigger canoes, especially of our koa canoes. They add so much color and significance. I

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Putting Course Opens At Kings’ Shops

Putting Course Opens At Kings’ Shops On October 15, a new nine-hole putting course opened at the Kings’ Shops. The first of its kind on the Big Island, Kings’ Shops Lakeside Putting will thrill the kids and be a welcomed family-friendly entertainment option at Waikoloa Beach Resort. The course was designed and installed by Southwest Greens, a Nicklaus Design affiliate, which has installed more than 45,000 state-of-the- art artificial turf projects worldwide, including custom-designed, sand-filled synthetic golf greens for professional golfers including Jack Nicklaus, Justin Rose, Hale Irwin, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia,

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Asia Pacific Junior Cup

Asia Pacific Junior Cup Title sponsor Hilton Grand Vacations Club invites you to come watch some of Hawai`i’s talented junior golfers compete in the Asia Pacific Junior Cup. The event is an annual Ryder Cup-style junior golf tournament that recognizes and rewards the ability of young men and women from Hawai`i and Japan, while raising awareness and monies for a variety of local charitable organizations. Now in its 12th year, the event was started by Mark Wang, president of Hilton Grand Vacations Club and Mary Bea Porter- King, president of Hawai`i State Junior Golf Association (HSJGA), who wanted to foster good

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