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Uncle Charlie’s Throw Nets

By Léo Azambuja Uncle Charlie demonstrates how to throw net at Smith’s Beach in Anahola. It’s a hot midsummer afternoon in Anahola. Charles Blake Pereira, better known as “Uncle Charlie,” is standing at the edge of the water at Smith’s Beach, his eyes focused on the shorebreak. “It’s gonna take a while to [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:28+00:00 August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The Nearly Lost Art of Weaving Makaloa

By Jan TenBruggencate Makaloa at Niumalu The loss of wetlands in the Islands to agriculture and development may have resulted in the decline of one of the iconic plants, the tallest of makaloa. This noble sedge, which likes to grow in moist to downright soggy soil, was the source of one of the [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:35+00:00 May 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Get Fit Having Fun — Outrigger Canoe Season is On

By Luke Evslin Luke Evslin is seen here paddling his one-man outrigger canoe at Wailua River. Most Kaua‘i residents only get to experience a tiny fraction of our island home. All of us live within three miles of the ocean — yet, we spend more time sitting in traffic than we do in [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:41+00:00 March 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Mo‘olelo o ka Wa‘a

By Léo Azambuja Kaiola Canoe Club members, left to right, Phil Morgan, Kim Matzen, Pepe Trask, Joe Rapozo, Mike McHenry and Arthur Chow are seen here paddling in Niumalu. For early Hawaiians, canoes, or wa‘a, were an essential part of their lives and society. They were the vessels — literally and figuratively — [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:07+00:00 August 1st, 2015|1 Comment