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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...

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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...

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...

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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,...

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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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,...

Ron Mizutani
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...

Ron Mizutani
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...

Ron Mizutani
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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Currents // Keeping You Fit To Surf
When Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” chances are he wasn’t thinking about surfers and the importance of...

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Currents // Pacific Marine Celebrates 70 Years
Steven Loui beamed and glowed as he looked over a large crowd at Pier 41. It was a diverse group made up of engineers, politicians,...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Teaching Keiki To Appreciate Nature
Artist Patrick Ching always has been passionate about Hawaii’s precious ocean resources and Hawaii’s youths. In his latest book, Honu and Hina: A Story of...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Crossing The Equator For King Neptune
Kahaluu’s Mark Towill is sporting a new hairdo these days, and he couldn’t be more proud. His “inverted mohawk” may not be the most desirable...

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Currents // Staying Out Of Murky Storm Waters
On Dec. 29, 2010, I shared in this column my decision to enter the ocean at Kailua Beach following a winter storm that soaked Oahu...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Kauai’s Gift To Waikiki Echoes Elvis
It is one of the most romantic and classic Hollywood scenes filmed in Hawaii: Elvis Presley serenading Joan Blackman with Hawaiian Wedding Song as they...

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