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Currents // Staying Dry At The Bar On Holidays
Ask any bar manager and they’ll tell you: The last thing they want to see during the Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day weekends...

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Currents // Recognizing Risks Before It’s Too Late
I’ll be the first to admit that when I was a teenager my friends and I took many unnecessary risks. We jumped off our share...

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Currents // Kupuna Share Stories Of Old Kailua
It is the worst-kept secret in all of Hawaii. Sleepy Kailua is no longer a quiet and quaint little town. Thanks to social media and...

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Currents // Cleaning The Ocean’s Dirty Gym Socks
Imagine, if you will, a nasty pair of old gym socks sitting in a pile of clean laundry — certainly not the prettiest of sights,...

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Currents // As Luck Would Have It, He’s Just Good
It’s been said you’ve got to be good to be lucky. Daniel Spracklen is a little bit of both. For the past four years, the...

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Currents // Honoring Duke And His Descendants
He was the original Ambassador of Aloha and one of Hawaii’s most beloved athletes and heroes. But Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was more than just a...

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Currents // Saving Ourselves From Bad Decisions
Heed the warnings! It’s a critical message that too often is dismissed. Whether it’s in preparation of an approaching storm or the threat of a...

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Currents // Reaching For Sydney And Beyond
A good canoe paddler will tell you it’s all about the reach. It’s obvious that decision makers at Hawaiian Airlines understand the concept and see...

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Currents // Finding Comfort In The Ocean Again
The late Rell Sunn taught me a valuable lesson several years ago. It happened on a warm summer afternoon at Makaha Beach. The sun was...

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Currents // Reenacting Duke’s 100-year-old Ride
A large, appreciative crowd applauds in unison as Duane DeSoto walks toward the waiting surf at Australia’s Freshwater Beach. The former world longboard surfing champion...

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Currents // There’s Something About Wednesdays
There’s something about Wednesdays that brings out the best in Mother Nature. Perhaps it all started in 1978, with the release of the classic surf...

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Currents // Bringing Back Ancient Spring And Fishpond
You’ve heard the saying, “All good things must come to an end.” Don’t tell that to Chris Cramer and the hardworking volunteers at Maunalua Fishpond...

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Currents // Enjoying Mokulua Islands Responsibly
The picturesque Mokulua Islands, which sit about a mile off Lanikai Beach in Kailua, are among the most photographed images in all of Hawaii. The...

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Currents // They’re On It Because Of Onit
Kailua native Kawika Watt may no longer call Hawaii home, but his heart and soul are still deeply rooted in the Islands. The 56-year-old Watt,...

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Currents // Hawaii’s Keiki Paddlers Get A Lift
Imagine being in the third grade and winning first place in your first canoe race. Now imagine stepping to the podium to proudly receive your...

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Currents // Bringing Back Our Koa Forests
It cuts through the ocean with ease and power, slicing through oncoming surf with grace and strength, and is one of the most magnificent displays...

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Currents // Technologically Advanced Surfboards
It’s not rocket science — or is it? The world of surfing is on the verge of taking off to new heights, thanks to science,...

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Currents // A Kailua Boy Lands Dream ‘Surfer’ Job
Alex Kilauano has vivid memories of surfing with his father William while growing up in Kailua. It is here where Kilauano fell in love with...

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Currents // A Kailua Camp For Serious Paddlers
Kailua Beach is one of the most popular destinations in all of Hawaii, with millions visiting the picturesque shoreline every year. But what many of...

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Currents // Making Hokule‘a Relevant To Keiki
Hokule‘a crewmember Maui Tauotaha has fond memories of Kawaiahao Church School in Kakaako. It was more than 25 years ago when he and his sister...

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