Thursday, October 24, 2013

Anthurium "Hawaiian Heart"

Monday, October 21, 2013

30 for 30: Hawaiian - The Legend of Eddie Aikau Official Trailer





HAWAIIAN: THE LEGEND OF EDDIE AIKAU



ESPN Films announces the return of the Peabody award-winning film series 30 For 30 with Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, a 2013 Tribeca Film Festival selection, which will premiere on ESPN/ESPN HD on Tuesday, October 1, at 8 p.m. ET/5pm PT.  Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau is directed by Sam George (Riding Giants) and produced by Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z-Boys) and Paul Taublieb (The Vow).

“Eddie Would Go” is a phrase that has long carried deep meaning with countless Hawaiians and surfers worldwide.  Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau goes beyond those famous three words and chronicles the remarkable life and power of Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard and ultimately doomed crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a.  With a rich combination of archival imagery, contemporary interviews and meticulously researched historical source material, this film is a compelling exploration of the tragic decline and extraordinary re-birth of the Hawaiian culture as personified by a native son whose dynamic life and heroic death served as inspiration to an entire spiritual movement.

“Our goal with the 30 for 30 series is to always entertain and inform fans by offering a rich, detailed look at various sports and athletes,” said Connor Schell, vice president of ESPN Films.  “Eddie Aikau’s story explores both the spirit of the Hawaiian people and that of the surfing culture while also providing an examination of one man’s life and what it has meant to so many.”

Hawaiian will be available on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video the day after its broadcast premiere. A six-disc collectible DVD Gift Set, featuring the first fifteen films from 30 for 30 Volume II, will be available at major retailers in-store and online on November 26, 2013.

Tori Richard Waikiki

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Vans HIC Pro Sunset 2013


Vans Presents the HIC Pro




October 29-November 10, 2013
Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Official Local Qualifier for Prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Series
LIVE WEBCAST: www.vans.com/hicpro

HONOLULU (Oct. 17, 2013) -- Winter means waves in Hawaii, and Oahu's North Shore is about to become the focal point of the surfing world again. Vans Presents the HIC Pro will launch Hawaii's 2013 big wave season at Sunset Beach, October 29 to November 10. The HIC Pro is a local qualifier for the famed Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (November 12-December 20) that will begin right after the crowning of this year's HIC Pro champion. 
The HIC Pro is a $95,000 4-star rated Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) event that features the best talents from Hawaii and pits them against ambitious young blood from eight other nations: Australia, Tahiti, Japan, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, France and US Mainland.
Veteran Hawaiian surfer and former ASP world champion Sunny Garcia, 43, returns to defend the title he won here last year. His victory came from an inspired performance

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Waikiki Sunrise over Diamond Head 10-2-13

The 61st Annual Molokaʻi Hoe







The 61st Annual Molokaʻi Hoe (website link)

2012 Winners

RACE DATE – OCT. 13, 2013

The Molokaʻi Hoe is organized by O.H.C.R.A.,
the Oʻahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association.

RACE HISTORY

On October 12, 1952, three Koa outrigger canoes launch through the surf at Kawakiu Bay on Molokai's west side. Powered by six paddlers, each of the canoes was bound for Oʻahu across 38+ miles of open ocean in the Kaʻiwi Channel. Eight hours and 55 minutes later, the Molokaʻi canoe, Kukui O Lanikaula landed on the beach at Waikiki in front of the Moana Hotel. Thus began the world's most prestigious outrigger canoe race, the Molokaʻi Hoe.

The Molokaʻi Hoe has become one of the longest running annual team sporting events in Hawaiʻi, second only to football. The Molokaʻi Hoe perpetuates one of Hawaii's and Polynesia's most important and historic cultural traditions, while honoring outrigger canoe paddlers around the world. The Molokaʻi Hoe tests the limits of physical and mental strength and endurance, courage determination and teamwork, and paddlers must also battle nature's most extreme elements.

Each year over 1000+ paddlers from around the world compete in the Molokaʻi Hoe, the men's world championship in outrigger canoe racing. This year marks the Molokaʻi Hoe's 59th crossing of the treacherous Kaʻiwi Channel.



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