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  • 5 Instagramable Summer Activities (On A Budget)

    Summer is officially here! We don't know about you, but we've already got some activities down on our to-do list. Need some inspiration? Here are our top five favorite ways to have an awesome summer while ballin' on a budget... did we mention they're instagramable, too?
  • Helping Those Affected By The Kilauea Eruptions

    Between the toxic gasses, fissures, and molten lava, it seems like the Kilauea eruption is a never-ending emergency. This is the reality that Hawaii's Big Island is facing after the May 3rd volcanic eruption. After a 6.9 magnitude earthquake, and subsequently a volcanic eruption, at least 117 homes are destroyed and thousands are displaced, not including the recent numbers in Kapoho and [...]
  • Empowering Our Keiki

    Children, like sponges, absorb everything. New experiences, new words, new behaviors; they all make a difference and impact their futures. These early formative years are crucial, which is why an early childhood education has a substantial effect on life outcomes. However, only 51% of 3-4-year-olds across the US attend pre-primary programs, and there has been no improvement in the last 15 years1. [...]

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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California Dreaming

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.
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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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So Long Summer Sale

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.
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Willie Kessel: Move, Inspire, Evoke

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.    
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Skater and Surfer Shane Borland Joins Waiakea Ohana

Shane Borland, affectionately called “Shano” 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 15, he’s a two sport-anomaly. In an interview with The Inertia, Shane explains "Skating adds to my surfing and surfing adds to my skating, it gives me [...]
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Aloha and Happy New Year from Ryan and the Waiakea Ohana

Aloha and happy new year Waiakea Ohana!
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