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  • Yushing Ting: On Surfing

     Midweek Managing Editor Yushing Tings shares her thoughts on surfing.

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  • Women of the Sea

    It is the Bankoh Hawaii Na Wahine O Ke Kai, the world championships of women’s long-distance outrigger canoe racing. The 41-mile, inter-island race is held every September come rain or shine, wind or waves.

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  • From Catching Fish to Providing Electricity

    cutting nets at schnitzer steel as part of nets to energy programBut there is another kind of marine debris, one that hasn’t received quite the attention that plastic has but one that is just as harmful to our oceans, coastal ecosystems and the animals that live in them: Ghost nets. Also called derelict fishing nets. They are like giant balls of spaghetti swirling through out oceans and washing ashore, and endangered Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles and humpback whales, among a variety of other marine animals big and small, can and do get trapped in them and die. Read More
  • Surf School

    If watching surfers shred on the North Shore inspires you to learn to surf or piques your interest in the surf culture and industry, you don’t have to go far. Oahu offers many people willing to help you ride waves.


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  • Krista Heide: On Hawaii's Reefs

    Krista's day (and, sometimes, night) job requires her to dive and snorkel around the state (love that) for Reef Check Hawaii.

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  • Larry Winnik: Snorkeling Hanauma Bay

    Larry Winnik is a long-time volunteer at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve where he enjoys swimming, snorkeling and capturing the beauty of the bay underwater.

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  • Catharine Lo: On Surfing

    Freelance journalist Catharine Lo shares some thoughts on surfing.

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  • Learning to Surf

    Learning to surf on Waikiki BeachGrowing up, Oregon native Neil Kopp swore to all of his surfer buddies that riding the waves was one thing he'd never do. But then he visited Hawaii and guess what happened? Read More
  • Duke Kahanamoku Continues to Inspire

    Known as Hawaii's greatest athlete, Duke Kahanamoku continues to inspire today's water sports enthusiasts.

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  • Hawaii Summer Adventures

    ATV rider at Kualoa Ranch on OahuSummer is here! North Shore beaches like Waimea on Oahu and Hanalei on Kauai are swimming-friendly. Expect dry footing on hiking trails from Hilo to Hana. There's snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding for water lovers. Horseback riding, ziplining and ATVing for those who prefer a little ground under their feet. When it comes to adventure, Hawaii has it covered. What's your adventure pleasure? This collection of Hawaii adventures is sure to get you in the groove. Read More