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Ron Mizutani
Currents // ‘Recalling Hawaii’ Is A Message Of Pride, Hope
She wears many different hats and wears them all quite well. Sharon Balidoy is a canoe paddler, a kumu hula, a social worker and a...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // A Push To Prevent Isle Drownings
Hawaii’s lifesavers have seen enough and they want the negative trend to come to a screeching halt. “We’re losing too many people in our waters,”...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Eddie Aikau: The Legend Grows
The Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a sailed into Kualoa Beach Park earlier this week, one of several stops in the Islands as she continues the Malama...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Working To Refurbish The E Ala
Members of the Waianae Hawaiian Civic Club (WHCC) had a vision for the future: Build an ancient Hawaiian-style double-hull canoe for the children of the...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // A Chance To Walk-Run Ka Iwi Coast
It is one of the most scenic drives on Oahu. The winding four-mile road from Hanauma Bay to Sandy Beach offers an incredible view of...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // You Can Get Too Close To Nature
Animals can teach us the darndest lessons. A recent visitor to the Garden Isle of Kauai can attest to that. Two weeks ago, Kauai resident...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // The Aloha Festivals And Hokule‘a
It was 40 years ago when a group of visionaries recognized the need for a cultural renaissance. It was an opportunity to bring back the...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // All Fired Up Over A Grand Opening
Firefighters John Pregil and Kevin Miller had a dream 14 years ago of sharing their love and knowledge of surfing with the rest of the...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Teenager Conquers Kaiwi Channel
Leahi Camacho was mentally, physically and emotionally prepared to make history. In a few hours, the 17-year-old senior from Kealakehe High School would attempt to...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Talking Story With Ocean Legends
Longtime ocean events promoter Jodi Wilmott has been hosting “Talk Story” sessions with world-renowned guests at Surfer, The Bar at Turtle Bay Resort for the...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Team Aloha Plate Enters The ‘Race’
It was a beautiful day at Manele Bay on the island of Lanai. Adam Tabura was enjoying a day out in the surf when he...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // The Case Of The Mystery Urn
Heather Faustin sat quietly, holding a flower-laced urn close to her heart, as boat captain Earl Omoto carefully maneuvered his 19-foot vessel into place. A...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // A Bodysurfing Revival At Sandy’s
Many things in life come in waves, including those who ride them. Such is the case for the sport of bodysurfing. “The number of body-surfers...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // The Newest Paddles On The Water
The now-infamous Furlough Fridays had a major financial impact on many Island families, but for Denton Miyamura of Mililani, the long furlough days provided wife...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Clearing The Way For A Rare View
Every cloud may have a silver lining, but so do cloudless days, particularly when the trade winds are light or nonexistent. The silver lining was...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Paddling With A Purpose In Boston
Last April, we said aloha to one of Hawaii’s finest oceanmen in the waters off Kailua Beach. Aka Hemmings unconditionally served those with disabilities and...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // The Fishermen Are First On Kauai
Who says you have to catch the biggest fish to win a prize? Not on Kauai, at least not at the annual North Shore Fishing...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Hui Nalu Riding A Wave Of Success
Several years ago, leaders at Hui Nalu Canoe Club had a vision: Build a program with a strong keiki base and success will follow. The...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Taste Of Hawaiian In The Big Apple
Start spreading the news. New York City is gearing up for the largest outrigger canoe race on the East Coast and one of the most...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Mr. Radical Is Now Mr. Reliable
If he were on the professional surfing tour, his style would be described as progressive and cutting-edge. In the 1970s, he was just plain radical....


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