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Ron Mizutani
Currents // Buffalo Brings Back Bodysurfing
One by one, they joined hands and stood along the shoreline at Makaha Beach. The human lei, more than 100 strong, stretched across the white,...

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Currents // Airing Concerns About Hawaii’s Drones
In this high-tech gadget world we live in, new toys are surfacing at a rate that society may not be able to grasp fully or...

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Currents // Vanina Walsh Is Climbing To The Top
She is diminutive in size, but don’t let her tiny frame fool you. At barely 5 feet tall, 16-year-old Vanina Walsh has no problem dropping...

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Currents // Training UH Box Jellyfish Researchers
Over the past 17 years, University of Hawaii researcher and biochemist Angel Yanagihara literally has spent thousands of hours combing Waikiki’s shoreline in search of...

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Currents // Paddling To Honor A Fallen Soldier
When a soldier from Hawaii is killed in the line of duty, we feel the family’s pain. Somehow, someway, we are all tied to each...

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Currents // Lessons Learned From Aunty Rell
City lifeguard Jenny Lee smiles from her tower at Waikiki Beach as she watches young surfers tear up the waves at Queen’s Surf. It’s in...

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Currents // The Power Of Golf To Change Lives
Celebrity sightings are common at golf tournaments, particularly during a tourney’s pro-am event. It’s often a chance for big names and corporate sponsors to mix...

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Currents // Documenting Hokulea’s Inspiring Voyages, People
We often hear about kupuna (elders) teaching the younger generation about kuleana (responsibility). It is something author, screenwriter and veteran sailor Sam Low learned early...

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Currents // Homes, Lives Torn Apart By The Sea
Merriam-Webster defines “erosion” as the gradual destruction of something by natural forces such as water, wind or ice. Hawaii residents are all too familiar with...

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Currents // Lenny’s Close Call Caps Amazing Year
It is one of the world’s fastest-growing sports, and Maui’s Kai Lenny is without question on top of the world. Lenny captured his third Stand...

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Currents // Pipeline At Its Best In Years
We often hear about athletes rising to an occasion. It happens in every sport: elite stars performing at a level that’s either expected or unexpected,...

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Currents // State, Scientists Tracking Sharks
Whether you’re a daily ocean user or a weekend warrior, there is no doubt the recent spike in shark attacks in Hawaiian waters has many...

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Currents // ‘Sister’ On Top Of The World Once Again
Hawaii reigns supreme in the sport of surfing and the future couldn’t be any brighter. On Oct. 5, 21-year-old Carissa Moore captured her second ASP...

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Currents // Water Safety Clinics For Keiki
Professional surfer Duane DeSoto is a very busy man these days. While competing in the ASP World Longboard Championships in Hainan, China, last month, DeSoto...

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Currents // Hamilton: Turning Awful To Beautiful
Few will forget the date: Oct. 31, 2003, Halloween morning. Thirteen-year-old Bethany Hamilton set out for an early surf session with her mother Cheri, but...

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Currents // The Rell Sunn Legacy Grows
Jan Sunn-Carreira was only 7 years old when her already-famous mom had a dream of hosting an event for young surfers, where every competitor went...

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Currents // Aloha Oe, Buttons Kaluhiokalani
We had just completed a training run from Hawaii Kai to Kaimana Beach when my cellular phone rang. I figured if it was important the...

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Currents // A Love Affair Made In A Canoe
The seeds of love can be planted just about anywhere, including the ocean. This love story started in January 2011, when two canoe paddlers met...

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Currents // Moore’s On Top Of The World Again
The first one wasn’t a fluke. Athletes often say it, and Hawaii’s Carissa Moore is no different. But if there were any doubters out there...

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MidWeek Cover Story // The Boat: Five Decades In The Making
Steven Loui, architect of the Navatek, turns his nautical engineering skills to creating the Sea Blade, the perfect boat for Hawaii’s often choppy waters. One...

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