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Ron Mizutani
Currents // An Eye-opening Student Surf Session
Imagine arriving at school in your board shorts and paddling out on your surfboard for your first class of the day. Sound like a dream...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // The Slippery Slope On Ala Wai Canal
They that say good things come to those who wait. If that’s true, then hundreds of paddlers who launch their canoes from a floating dock...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Another Apple From Moniz Family Tree
Tony and Tammy Moniz are living proof of the old adage, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” The husband-and-wife team has raised five...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Keeping It Clean And Pristine
Imagine a child having the time of his life, running wild on a white sandy beach, but then suddenly falling to his knees in excruciating...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Time To Celebrate The Hawaiian Canoe
Since 1963, the tiny town of Hilo has hosted the Merrie Monarch Festival, a weeklong celebration that features arts and crafts, a floral parade and...

Ron Mizutani
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...

Ron Mizutani
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...

Ron Mizutani
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...

Ron Mizutani
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,...

Ron Mizutani
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...

Ron Mizutani
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...

Ron Mizutani
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...

Ron Mizutani
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...

Ron Mizutani
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...

Ron Mizutani
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...

Ron Mizutani
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...

Ron Mizutani
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...

Ron Mizutani
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...

Ron Mizutani
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,...

Ron Mizutani
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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