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  • February #WaiakeaChallenge Recap

    Our first month of #WAIAKEACHALLENGE is over, and we finally have the long-awaited update we promised you. We challenged ourselves and you to drink 3 liters of water for 7 days -- keep reading to find out how we did!
  • Why You Should Use Alkaline Water In Your Cold-Brew Coffee

    Coffee like no other...For a truly aromatic and taste-tingling sensation, cold-brew your morning coffee with Waiakea water! You may be wondering, "what's the difference between cold-brewed and normally brewed coffee and does the water I use really matter?" Attention all coffee connoisseurs, we have an answer for you. 
  • Podcasts Every Surfer Needs to Know About

    The stoke is real when it comes to surfing podcasts! From tactical skills to industry news and culture, podcasts allow you to keep up with anything and everything surf related. Action sports, including surfing, have been late to the game when it comes to podcasts, but we're all ears for our favorites:

Why Nap time Should Be Mandatory (Not Just in Kindergarten)

Remember those mandatory naps we all had to take in Kindergarten? Those were the good ol' days.  Turns out, those days shouldn't be over just yet. Naps are a lot more necessary than we think! As a society, sleep deprivation is all too common. A 20-30 minute nap can help improve mood, performance, and alertness.1 Disclaimer: they cannot compensate for a poor night's sleep! 

Get Smarter, Drink More Water

How many times have you promised yourself you'll be better about drinking more water? Don't worry, you're not alone! For most people, it's a difficult thing to remember especially when it's not an engrained habit. Here at Waiakea HQ, drinking 3+ liters a day is standard practice. It helps being surrounded my some of the most delicious tasting water available! So how is hydration related to our [...]

New Year, New You: Getting Hydrated in 2018

It's 2018 and time to tackle the motto of "new year, new you." Making sure your body is optimally hydrated is a simple and easy solution to achieving those new years resolutions.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Beach Bum in Your Life

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means that we all have to start gift shopping! Luckily, we're here to make that a little less stressful. Whether you're from Hawaii, sunny California, or the Florida Keys, we all have at least one beach bum in our life. Here's a gift guide to make shopping for them easy! Island Fin Design is a brand that specializes in fins for surfboards and is [...]

Waiakea HQ Soundtrack!

Need a pick me up? Need to escape that winter weather for some place more beachy and warm? Here at the Waiakea home office, we love working while listening to good jams. Whether it's Islander music or any other genre, it helps break the silence and creates a relaxing environment during sometimes stressful work days. Here's a lineup of some of the team's grooviest and feel-good songs on Spotify. [...]

Southwest Now Offers Cheap Flights to Hawaii

If you didn't know your destination for 2018's vacation, now you do! In October, Southwest Airlines announced that they will now offer flights to Hawaii in 2018, along with cheaper prices than their competitors-- FINALLY. Over time, Southwest received requests to expand their flight routes to Hawaii and now it's finally here!

Distilled VS Natural Artesian, Well or Spring Water

Is all water the same? The answer is, no. Drinking water comes in all forms from distilled, purified, artesian, well, and spring. It may be confusing, but there are actually major differences between these two most common types: distilled and natural water ("natural water" is the term we'll use to reference all naturally processed waters such as artesian, spring, and deep well water). Every body [...]

A Friendsgiving Luau

The holidays are finally here and Thanksgiving is creeping up faster than anyone expected! It’s all about food, giving thanks, and being around our Ohana. Ohana doesn’t always refer to our biological family--it’s inclusive of our “extended” family, the friends that we call family. This is why the “Friendsgiving” trend is more popular than you might think, especially among Millennials. It's a new [...]

A Fully Degradable Waiakea Bottle Coming in 2018

From the very start, Waiakea has been passionately committed to creating a fully sustainable end-of-life packaging option for its bottles. Five years and over 1,200 experiments later, Waiakea is proud to announce that we are one step closer to achieving a FULLY DEGRADABLE BOTTLE! Yup, you heard that right.

Snack Time With Sweats & The City

Waiakea ambassador’s Elizabeth + Dale, the dynamic duo behind Sweats & The City, have joined us to share some of their favorite snack items that are both healthy and tasty.

Waiakea Makes the 2017 Inc. 5000 List for Fastest Growing Companies in America

Waiakea is proud to announce its inclusion in the top 500 of Inc. 5000's list of the fastest growing companies in America! Celebrating an impressive 1,022 percent growth over the past three years, Waiakea will be among the elite companies honored at this year’s Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala on Oct. 10 in Palm Desert, California. “It is such a great honor to be included in the prestigious Inc. 5000 [...]

Why Brands Are Adding Baking Soda To Their Water & What You Should Know About It

Why Sodium Bicarbonate is Added To Water A lot of brands are adding baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to their bottled water. "But why?", you may ask. Well for starters, sodium bicarbonate is a way to create a higher pH, or alkalinity, in drinking water. Sodium bicarbonate is known as nahcolite, which is part of the natural mineral natron. Natron, which contains large amounts of sodium [...]