In Hawaii, much like hula, outrigger canoes provide a rich historical reminder and an opportunity to experience Hawaii’s cultural heritage. I can honestly say, there are few things I’d rather do than head out early in the morning into open ocean with close friends who are strong paddlers. Every time I go out I feel a sense of the Hawaiian heritage intertwined existence with the ocean.
The impressionistic rendering shown here is a crew of outrigger canoe club paddlers leaving the Kamakahonu Beach early in the morning in a beautiful Koa canoe or Wa’a. In the background, you can see the ‘Ahu’ena Heiau (temple of the burning alter) which is the sacred Hawaiian temple where King Kamehameha 1 spent his last seven years in power before his son Liholiho succeeded him. Waterfront property for sure.