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  • goodbye 2016, hello 2017

    While they say that what is coming is better than what has gone, we had a pretty rad year over here at Waiakea. Before we formally welcome 2017, let’s reflect on and celebrate some of 2016’s highlights: 
  • How Drinking Water Can Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

    As one of the building blocks of life, it goes without saying that water is essential to our existence. Yet we often forget that the adequate consumption of water can have a noticeable, positive impact on our well being. That said, adequate hydration is not something we should strive for only during times of physical exercise. Instead, it is a goal we should set for ourselves every single day, as [...]
  • Why We’re Planting Trees

    We are proud to share that Waiakea has turned its apparel line into an ethical endeavor through a partnership with Eden Projects. When you purchase a piece of Waiakea apparel, we plant five trees on your behalf in Haiti, Madagascar, Ethiopia, or Nepal. 

Pineapple Jack-o-lanterns

 When it comes to Halloween, why do pumpkins get to have all of the fun? We decided to skip the traditional jack-o-lantern and show pineapples some love. Voila: we give you the Pine-O-Lantern.
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Shane Borland, 17 Year Old Skater/Surfer, Is Chasing His Dreams

Shane Borland, endearingly called “Shan-o” by friends and family, can be found cruising the California coast looking for swells, chasing big waves on the North Shore and around the world, or tearing up the skate park at national contests. At newly-turned 17 years of age, he’s a two sport-anomaly.
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Win A Trip for 2 to Hawaii

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water wants to send YOU to the Big Island this summer! That means airfare for two to Hawaii, a four night’s stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in an ocean view room, daily snorkeling, a round of golf at Hapuna Golf Course, and a choice of a luau dinner and show or Let’s Go Crabbing at Hapuna’s Ocean Terrace.
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Hokulea Makes Landfall In NYC: World Oceans Day

By harnessing the power of the tides and looking only to the stars for guidance, The Hōkūle‘a, meaning Star of Gladness, has circumferenced the world with boundless aloha. A legendary voyaging canoe, the Hōkūle’a’ has one goal: to deliver the message of Malama Honua – To Care For Our Earth. Along its journey, the Hōkūle’a will reach 27 different nations, crossing 60,000 nautical miles, and [...]
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Bearded Brothers: Siblings Team Up and Take It On

Maddison and Riley McKibbin, brothers and teammates, have been playing volleyball together since high school. In fact, they are the only brothers to have played together in both high school, college, indoor professional, and professional beach volleyball.    
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Earth’s Greatest Navigators: Hokulea Honors Richard Branson, Dalai Lama, & Desmond Tutu

A Symbol of Peace & A Sustainable Planet The Hōkūle‘a, meaning Star of Gladness, has traveled thousands of nautical miles around the globe, propelled by the winds and tides, and navigated by the stars. The purpose of Hōkūle‘a’s great voyage is to deliver the message of Malama Honua - To Care For Our Earth. Stopping in 26 different countries, traversing 47,000 nautical miles, and visiting 85 [...]
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Cultural Significance of Water in Hawai'i: World Water Day

The significance of water for Hawaiians runs much deeper than how the western world views it today. Fresh water was more than a means to an end; it shaped social divisions, played an important role in the stories of procreation, and was the currency of societal wealth.
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Welina: Wave Sliding

“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 passed down for a thousand more.” -- Cliff Kapono
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How Living On A Boat Will Change Your Life

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.
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Kamalei Alexander: Surf, The Aloha Spirit, and Mauna Kea

"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."
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How Hawai'i Cracked Me Open by Stephanie J.

"My life wasn’t going to change until I made it change. I’m writing this face down on a massage table while getting tattooed in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Becoming Present: Yoga and The Way of Aloha

Many parallels can be drawn between yogic philosophy and the core values underpinning Hawaiian culture. The Way of Aloha and Yoga both describe a state of being where we are presently aware of our intimate connection to a greater whole through love, or aloha. This is living life in the now.
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