Duke's Oceanfest Brings Legends to Waikiki Beach

Meet Your Watermen (and Women) Heroes this Weekend

This weekend, Queens Beach in Waikiki will see more foot traffic by legendary watermen and women than anywhere else over the course of the entire year. It’s the full-swing of Duke’s Oceanfest, and the “Legends Lonboard” contest kicks off Friday, going well into Saturday afternoon; it is followed/preceded by the open water mile swim, SUP and paddleboard races, as well as a variety of water events that all culminate with a rockin’ luau at sundown on Saturday, August 27th.

Shop for Japan: Always in Fashion

Save Your Lists for Same-Day Shopping as $ is Donated to Japan Relief

If you’ve been a regular reader of this online magazine, you know how much we love to promote events that have a “cause” behind them. This time around, we’re just suggesting you do all your summer shopping in one spot, on the same day, and a donation will be made in your honor to Ala Moana Center’s “Hope for Japan” fund. From July 15 – July 17, a $10 donation will be made to the Amercan Red Cross when shoppers at Hawai‘i’s biggest mall spend $150 (or more) on the same day, and bring their collection of receipts to the Customer Service Center.

Eddie Would... Hang/Eat Here

New Big Isle Surf Museum and Eatery Spotlights Legendary Waterman, Eddie Aikau

There’s a new locale at the Kings’ Shops at Waikoloa, on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, that pays tribute to one of the most storied, modern day watermen. The Eddie Aikau Restaurant & Surf Museum opened for business this month, and if the celebrity turn-out was any gauge for its future success, well, things are looking bright.

Hawaiian-produced Film Premiers at L.A. Festival

Here's a “shout out” to our aloha amigos in SoCal: The Hawaiian production “One Kine Day”—a film that captures the lesser seen side of youth life in the islands—is screening at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on May 1, 2011. Filmed entirely on location in Hawai‘i, this picture follows both newcomer and veteran stars on a ride in the life of a skater-slacker who finds out his 15 year old girlfriend is pregnant. 

Aquarium Announces Summer Keiki Events

An Impressive Array of Offerings for Island Visiting or Residing Kids

The Waikiki Aquarium has launched an ambitious schedule of events in hopes of attracting more youth visitors this summer, while simultaneously offering educational outlets for new parents. The end results? In an ideal world, a new generation of ocean-savvy kids who can take their knowledge of marine life and apply it to studies, or developing a better global awareness to the ecosystem that entirely surrounds—and makes up for a significant part of the culture in Hawai‘i.

Workout Meets Fantasy at Ihilani Resort

Tap your inner Mermaid

Photo by Kurt Chambers

If the best exercise regimens are those that appeal most to peoples’ imaginations, then mermaid Kariel certainly stands to garner a healthy following. Yep, you read it right: Mermaid.

Hawaii Hotel Group to Manage Thai Luxe Resort

Hawaii’s own Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has just announced that it will manage the newly penned Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa in Bhoput Beach, Thailand, as of February 1, 2011. The upscale property formerly known as the Destination Beach Resort features 81 luxury villas and suites, a beachside restaurant, a wellness center, three swimming pools, a kids club and multiple bars.

Paradise Roller Girls: Need We Say More?

Just over a year and a half ago, we reported on a few brave wahine who had launched a flat-track roller derby team on Oahu, which was then mirrored by like efforts on Maui and Kauai. We can say with confidence that said article garnered some of the most feedback of any we’ve received in recent memory (yes it was mostly from inquisitve, slightly creepy guys). But alas, the ladies of Hawaii Island were not to be left out: The Big Island’s “Paradise Roller Girls” will debut at their first derby on Saturday, November 27, in Hilo’s Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Art & Flea is Back: All Hallow's Inspired

Off-beat designers, musicians and artists gather to share their wares at this monthly event.

The crafty folk behind the monthly “Art & Flea” events are gearing up for an action-packed Halloween happening, to take place at Fresh Cafe in Kakaako, on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Here, you’ll find an array of locally produced art, fashion and home designers, musicians and those with a penchant for the trendy/entrepreneurial spirit. Because of the holiday, there will also be a vintage costume contest.

One If By Land, Two If By Sea: Lava

Two Different Tours Show You the Magic of Madame Pele

If you weren’t aware: It’s autumn. And that means activity and adventure leaders around Hawaii are dreaming up new ways to wow you with the geological wonders that span from South Point, Hawaii (Big) Island, to Kalalau, Kauai. And while some of the time a “wild” adventure is best executed on one's own, two such providers on Hawaii’s Big Island are approaching the same majestic site from two very different vantage points —  each one a seemingly must-do.

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