Big Board Classic at Makaha: Where the Buffalo Play

How many times have you said in conversation: "Man, I totally need to get out to Makaha." Well, here's the perfect opportunity. The Buffalo Big Board Surfing Classic will be held this coming weekend, February 13 – 15, on Makaha Beach.

When The Surf Surges, This Man Paints

Clark Takashima captures North Shore waves one fine stroke at a time

With the sounds of Donovan Frankenreiter wafting out of Waimea Valley, we caught up with O`ahu's own Clark Mitsuru Takashima. This self-taught (mostly) artist is leading a movement worldwide he's named "Fine Surf Art", which is, exactly what it sounds like.

Your Lucky Break:<em> Mantracker</em> Looking For Contestants

We recently fielded a request from a production company that needs help finding adventure-seeking outdoorsmen (and women) who would like to be featured on an episode of Mantracker, to air nationally on the Discovery Science channel. The show is filmed in a variety of picturesque locales, and will be coming to The Big Island of Hawai`i this winter to film in an undisclosed location.

World's Biggest Telescope—Coming Soon—To Hawai`i Island

We’ve got world-class dining; our beaches are among the most pristine on the planet; and we have a blend of cultures you can’t find anywhere else on the globe. But how many of you realize that we’ve also got the number one locale on earth to view and document the heavens? Well, we do. Soon, we’ll add the world’s largest telescope to that locale.

Wild Side Specialty Tours Teams with Wildlife Experts, Employs the Same

There’s plenty of buzz going around about which ocean excursion companies do and don’t practice environmental responsibility. It comes with the turf: Hoards of visitors are good for tour businesses, yet not particularly for the fragile ecosystems they count on for income. Sail Hawaii’s Wildside Tours are an operation one step ahead of the curve in this regard.

Passionate About Wine? Film It for $

What? Yet another way for you to put many a "Benjamin" in your billfold, you ask? Yep, never forget who's looking out for ya, kid. Aside from us, Wes Zane is: He's the savvy restaurateur who has launched a world-wide contest in search of the person who can—in under 30 seconds—best explain what it is about fermented grapes that drives them to the drink. In a good way.

The $10,000 Mai Tai, + S. American Wine Sippin'

Times are, well, what they are. Which is why we feel obligated to pass along any stories that might lead to the fattening of your wallet, instead lieu of lightening it. The kind and charitable folks

Yoga Meets Dance: Get Out of the Box (and shake it)

It is commonly said (albeit less often practiced) that doing something out of the ordinary—out of your comfort zone—is the key to breaking patterns of momentary monotony that life has a habit of hurling at you. It's also a great way to discover dormant aspects of your self, and awaken the spirit within.

Maui's Maunalei Arboretum Invokes Spirit Within

What is spirituality? As with most things in life, it all depends on whom you ask. For some, it's a steady regimen of religious practice; for another, it may be a yoga class and a quiet meditation. For plenty of others, "spirituality" is a hippy-dippy concept they try to avoid in fear of attaching themselves to any movement or affiliation—understandably so.

Showdown in Chinatown is Back!

Hawaii Filmmakers Decent to Honolulu's Hipster-town

The two-year old "Showdown in Chinatown" filmmaker's event is back, after a brief hiatus. The next "Main Event" showcase of films is scheduled for Friday, May 15th, at NextDoor on Hotel Street. Film topics are posted on Thursday, May 7th at 5:00 p.m.; the works need to be completed and submitted exactly one week later, on May 14th. 

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