Ocean Fest In Kahuku: Save The Sea, Protect It, Have Fun

The second annual North Shore Ocean Fest, set for noon to 6 p.m. June 1 at Turtle Bay Resort, has announced its lineup of activities and entertainment.

The festival benefits the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition’s outreach to students and their families from Waialua to Ka’a’awa. This year includes mini-grants to teachers for ocean-related lessons.

Besides poetry, art and essay contests for keiki, the event added a video competition for teens to create a 30- to 60-second public service announcement about protecting the ocean. Winning entries will be screened at the festival, and a GoPro camera, Silver Edition, goes to the grand-prize winner. Deadline is May 24. (Details are at northshoreoceanfest.com, or call 255-6944.)

Also planned: fish painting, kayaking, beach cleanup, exhibits, speakers, helicopter and dolphin rescues, silent auction, food, crafts, Hawaiian games, prizes and more.

Entertaining are HEA Hula Halau at noon, Nathan Emmans and The Art of Whimsy at 12:45 p.m., Kapono Naili’ili at 1:30, Honu by the Sea (a play) at 2:15, Lopaka Brown at 3, Halau Hula Makana a ke Aloha at 3:45, Blayne Asing and Steele Guitar Steve at 4:30 and Paul Izak and Seeds of Love at 5:15 p.m.

Coalition partners are the Monk Seal Foundation, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Malama PupukeaWaimea, Navigating Change, Hui O Hau’ula, Turtle Bay Resort and NOAA Fisheries Service – Pacific Islands Regional Office.