• Flint Water Crisis ‘Suggests a Failing In Society’s Concept of Water’

    Flint Water Crisis
    Water, water everywhere and not a drop that’s safe to drink. The water crisis in Flint, MI and lead contamination in Sebring, OH may lead some to think America’s water supply is at risk nationwide; and they may be right. In the aftermath of Flint resident’s exposure to dangerous levels of lead when the city decided to switch its water resource from Lake Huron, federal investigations have revealed that other U.S. cities may also be […]
  • Silica-Rich Water May Prevent Alzheimer’s

    Silica May Prevent Alzheimer's
    What if drinking a certain type of water could actually prevent, and even reverse, a widespread and incurable disease, drug and side effects free? Well we’re here to share the research that says it’s quite possible. Certain volcanic waters contain bioavailable minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and silica, that have been found to provide a number of health benefits. These naturally occurring minerals, along with an alkaline pH have been shown to contribute to good […]
  • California Dreaming

    Ben and Zach Waiakea Ohana
    Waiakea is pumped to bring on board two new members to the Waiakea Ohana, Zach and Ben. For these two it’s a transportation fixation: surf boards, skate boards, fixies, motorcycles, you name it. Harking back to the 70’s, these guys live in such a way reminiscent of the California the Red Hot Chili Peppers sing about; good vibes and fast times. A bungalow tucked away on one of Venice’s leafy walk streets, the beach is […]
  • Breaking The Surface: Wave Sliding

    Cliff Kapono Wave Sliding Ambassador
    Part one of Breaking The Surface, an exploration of why we do what we love, not what. “Like many in Hawaii, the practice of wave sliding has become deeply integrated into our way of life. It doesn’t define us, but rather allows us to honor our heritage as well as our commitment to the sea. A genealogical gift that has been passed down for thousands of years, I do my part so that it will be […]
  • How Living On A Boat Will Change Your Life

    Poema Waiakea Ohana
    Poema du Prel has been living on her 30 foot sailboat, Black Pearl, in Tahiti for the past few years. The best part? Seeing the blue sky over the ocean from her bed.  The challenges? Having to fix leaks and broken engines alone. Waiakea: Are you ever fearful? Poema: I get scared sometimes, but I have an automatic switch inside of me that turns “fear” off so that I can keep my mind focused on what I need to […]
  • So Long Summer Sale

    So Long Summer Sale Waiakea Blog
    It’s been a great summer for the Waiakea team, filled with family & friends, creativity, long nights, early mornings, and steady growth. We’re sad to see it go, but grateful for the opportunities we were offered and connections that were made over the past 3 months. SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS Installed another 2 water pumps in Kasonda and Kathobwa, Malawi, providing 236 community members with clean and protected drinking water. There is little that is more rewarding. Welcomed Willie Kessel to our […]
  • Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

    Water is water, right? Not really. It’s no secret that water is essential to life. Unfortunately, in today’s world it is not enough to simply turn on your tap and drink the requisite eight glasses per day. In order to be healthy, the body must maintain a pH balance—it must be equally acidic and alkaline. The benefits of drinking alkaline water helps the realities of day-to-day life—high stress levels, environmental toxins, and especially the overconsumption […]
  • Willie Kessel: Move, Inspire, Evoke

    Willie Kessel Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water Ohana
    Growing up on a seaside avocado ranch in southern California, Willie has always been influenced by the ocean and its surroundings. Willie believes photography is highly interactive, in that he is sharing his personal lens with the world so that it may move, inspire, or evoke. Waiakea is thrilled to have Willie Kessel as a member of the growing Waiakea Ohana. His talent and understanding of how to capture the dynamic elements of the ocean, water, and […]
  • Cliff ‘Bruddah’ Kapono

    Cliff Kapono
    Cliff ‘Bruddah’ Kapono is an anomaly, in the greatest sense of the word. From independent filmmaking, to involvement in the Mauna Kea and Thirty Meter Telescope dispute, Cliff’s talents range from the arts to the sciences. Cliff’s unsatiated curiosity, coupled with an open mind and grounded demeanor, makes for a very genuine and passionate individual. Refreshing is an understatement. In so many ways, Cliff is the personification of a bridge – a bridge that spans […]
  • Bottled Water: A Call For Change

    In a call for change, Waiakea founder Ryan Emmons talks about bottled water, sustainability, and what we can do to try and change the beverage industry for the better in a recent feature on Environmental Leader: “The sustainability of bottled water has been a consistently tested and embittered subject for a variety of reasons. Issues with its packaging and sourcing have remained high profile, most specifically the repurposing of public water for profits by some of […]
  • Father’s Day Giveaway!

    Father's Day Giveaway
    WIN 3 MONTHS SUPPLY OF WAIAKEA AND A $75 MOUNTAIN KHAKIS GIFT CARD! Father’s Day is around the corner & we’ve got some awesome prizes to give away! Win 3 months supply of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic water, a $75 Mountain Khakis gift card, & a super-soft Waiakea t-shirt! The perfect gift for the adventurous, outdoors Dad. HOW TO ENTER 1. Post a photo of you and your dad to Instagram 2. Mention both handles: @MountainKhakis and […]
  • Kamalei Alexander: Surf, The Aloha Spirit, and Mauna Kea

    Kamalei Alexander
    “For me, Hawai’i is where my direct connection to this earth is rooted. It’s the foundation of all the emotions that surge through my veins, a culmination of decades of fear, love, and loss. I consider myself merely a reflection of the past.” Undoubtedly, professional surfer Kamalei Alexander is the physical manifestation of the Aloha Spirit. He lives pono, putting forth only good intentions and energy in everything he does, obvious in his calm and collected […]