Beach Walk 632 – Island Adventure

Beauty Alert!!!

We had friends visiting and borrowed the Foti family canoe, the Waʻa Lele, and paddled out the Mokulua Islands. The sunshine and the water and the colors are just beautiful! Dan Brown brought his HERO camera rig for the canoe, Mindy Clark of steered us, and friends Jeff and Carlos (you met them in Episode 369 along with Stacey (Episode 296) and Kaile (Episode 572, and I had a great trip. Secret Cameraman and Lexi rounded out the beach crew.

FWIW, Shane (Episode 445 The Secret) spent 10 hours editing this episode. We have fabulous music from Cubworld – who will be on the show in a couple of weeks! Please go buy his music here.

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Hawaiian word:
Moku: island
Lua: two

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Beach Walk 611R – It’s All Good

This Beach Walks replay debuted in August 2006.

“There was an awesome swell in town, so I decided to grab some surf footage. And I couldn’t stop until the light faded and the sea mist fogged my lens. The water was filled with people playing in the waves with all kinds of fun toys!”

Show highlights: Outrigger canoes catching waves (Lanikai and Kailua); stand-up paddling surfer; Anissa, Dave, Johnnie, and Temujin; Lexi hunting for a Snickers bar for Johnnie.

Hawaiian word:
Wa’a: canoe

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Beach Walk 517R – Paddling to Flat Island

There are not many chances to take a camera out on the water in the 6-person outrigger canoe – an icon of the water life in Hawaiʻi and the original mode of transportation.

Today’s episode takes you up close and personal. I hope you enjoy it!

You can see Lexi got lucky too.

Hawaiian Word:
Waʻa: canoe

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Beach Walk 497 – Na Wahine O Ke Kai

Several of my girlfriends are paddling this weekend the 41 miles from the island of Molokai to the island of Oʻahu.

It is definitely an amazing race, 5.5 to 7.5 hours depending on your crew and the luck of the winds and surf. Big hugs to all of you! Mahalo to Carl Woerle and the Puakea Foundation for some awesome pictures of previous year’s races. (Yours truly Rox can even be found if you look hard.)

Puakea Foundation
Mindy Clark
Lanikai Canoe Club
Na Wahine O Ke Kai

More Beach Walks Paddling Episodes Here:
477 – Duke Kahanamoku Race
464 – Summer Fun on the Water
369R – Wish We Were There
37 – Let’s Paddle

Hawaiian Word:
Wahine: woman
O Ke Kai: of the sea

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Beach Walk 489 – Divine Freedom

The title of this episode is also the title of a book by Dennis Allen, 20-year beach walker in Lanikai.

I finally met Dennis “formally” last week, and then my friend Pauline told me about his writing. Like many, he didn’t think he really had much to say on Beach Walks. But I reminded him how curious you are about those of us living in this place – Hawaii. We are like normal people everywhere else, shifted about five degrees in the direction of Aloha, remembering every day “lucky we live Hawaiʻi. I think you will like his story.

You can find Dennis’ book here.

Hawaiian Word:
Akua: divine
Kūʻokoʻa: freedom

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