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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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  • Kauai Evokes A Sense of Place

    Napali Coast, Kauai, HawaiiThe sun rose at our backs and escorted us down Highway 50 on Kauai toward Port Allen, our embarkation point for a day’s adventure on the Pacific Ocean. Our journey would take us to Kalalau Valley along the iconic Napali Coast. Then, we’d traverse 17 miles of a sometimes rough ocean, crossing Kaulakahi Channel, to drop anchor on the north side of the privately-owned island of Niihau. When I asked my friend Laura, visiting from Loomis, California, whether she wanted to join me on a boating excursion to Napali and Niihau, she didn’t hesitate. “Yeah, baby,” she said. Read More
  • Kauai Reefs: Teeming with Life

    Trumpet fish and convict tangs by Wendy McIlroyThe boat rocked from port to starboard and back again, as regular as a metronome. A diminishing south swell that shut out all dive boat operations for the past week still churned the water—and my stomach. That may have explained my deadpan response to Captain George’s dive jokes, but that wasn’t all. It was early.

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