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Home Sweet Hawaii

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Hawaiian Islands in June of 2017 – sailing into the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor to cheering crowds, music and heaps of aloha. This was an unprecedented voyage for a double-hulled Hawaiian voyaging canoe. Built for navigating the South Pacific, Hokule’a – “Star of Gladness” – left Hawaii in May of 2014 and visited Tahiti, New Zealand. Australia, Bali, Mauritius, South Africa, Brazil, the Virgin Island, Cuba, Florida, Washington DC, New York City, Ontario, Miami, Panama, Galapagos, Rapa Nui/Easter Island and Tahiti again before returning to Hawaii in June of 2017: Three years, 60,000 nautical miles, 150+ ports, 23 countries and…

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The Eddie Stay Pau For Now: Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational Called Off for 2017/2018

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By Ben Marcus Rumors spread along the North Shore of Oahu almost as fast as wildfires spread through Sonoma County, and in the days following the official declaration that the Quiksilver Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau was called off, rumors spread as to the who, why, when and how much. On Sunday, October 7, the Aikau family announced: “When the family declined to surrender control of the Eddie for five years on the terms Quiksilver was demanding, Quiksilver terminated negotiations.” Quiksilver responded with their own official statement: “Quiksilver has decided that it has run out of time to sponsor…

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