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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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