Saturday, December 5, 2015

Eddie Woud Go 2015 Eddie Aikau Big-Wave Invitational

Eddie Aikau was the first official lifeguard at Waimea Bay, on Oahu's North Shore, and at the same time developed a reputation as one of the best big wave riders in the world. Partnering with his younger brother/lifeguard Clyde, the pair never lost a life on their watch. Eddie surfed every major swell to come through the North Shore from 1967 to 1978. He attained a rank of 12th in the world on the early IPS pro surfing rankings. His best contest result was a win in the 1977 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championship. In 1978, Aikau was among a handful selected to join the cultural expedition of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a, which set sail from Magic Island, Oahu, bound for Tahiti, on March 16, 1978. Hokule'a soon encountered treacherous seas outside the Hawaiian Islands and the canoe capsized. After a wild night adrift, Aikau set off on his paddleboard on March 17 in search of help for his stranded crew members. He was never seen again. The ensuing search for Aikau was the largest air-sea search in Hawaii history. 

The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau event was established in 1984 held at Sunset Beach in his honor. The event moved the next winter to Waimea Bay and has been a fixture there ever since. It celebrates it's 30 th year in 2014.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Partly Cloudy
Wind SpeedCalm
Barometer29.92 in (1013.0 mb)
Dewpoint67°F (19°C)
Visibility10.00 mi
Heat Index83°F (28°C)
Last update25 Oct 8:53 am HST

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Aloha Aina Cultural Food Festival - October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Millwood ‘Ohana Productions is excited to announce the second of their annual Waikiki Block Festivals. With such a tremendous turnout and success from their first event, The Great Hawaiian Food Truck Festival (8/15), they are excited to announce The Aloha Aina Cultural Food Festival on Saturday, October 17th from 5pm-10pm. The event will run along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki between Lewers Street and Kealohilani Avenue.
Mostly Cloudy
Wind SpeedE 7 mph
Barometer30.02 in (1016.4 mb)
Dewpoint74°F (23°C)
Visibility10.00 mi
Heat Index85°F (29°C)
Last update17 Oct 6:53 am HST

Friday, October 16, 2015

Hawaii Chocolate Festival - October 16 - October 18 | $20.00

Hawai`i’s Sweetest Celebration!
Event website: Click Here
We are happy to announce that the Hawaii Chocolate Festival will be held on October 16 -18 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall in conjunction with the Hawaii Food and New Product Show.
Event hours are Friday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Chocolate Tasting Passport Tickets are just $20 and will include free admission (regularly $5) to the Food and New Product Show which will be happening at the same place and time on Oct. 16 – 18, 2015 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.
Today there has been what is described as a chocolate revolution, with marked increasing interest in high-quality, hand made chocolates. In the United States alone chocolate production is a 4-billion-dollar industry and the average American eats as much as half a pound per month.
Hawai`i just so happens to be the only place that produces chocolate in the U.S. Come celebrate!