With its variety of magical waves, from Honolua Bay to Jaws, and its legacy of surfing pioneers, from Woody Brown to Laird Hamilton, Maui has proven to be one of the most important places in the evolution of surfing. But across the channel on Oahu, nestled along the wild west side, one particular surfing locale has been called the soul of Hawaiian surfing—Makaha. From Buffalo … [Read more...] about Stuart Coleman Q&A
“These sports are just—you go do it, and you’re doing it on your own, you don’t have to answer to anyone.” - Tony Hawk Somewhere in downtown Lahaina, in between an ollie and a kick-flip, a young skater is on the lookout for the fuzz. He knows all too well that if the Maui County Police Department catches him skateboarding, he’ll be answering to them. The sport’s unofficial … [Read more...] about Skateboarding IS a Crime!
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” -John 15:13 (Quote on the Eddie Aikau Memorial Plaques, Waimea Bay and The Hokule’a) Thirty-one years ago this month, a 31-year-old Maui native became one of Hawaii’s most celebrated heroes, while laying down his life for his crewmen aboard the Hokule‘a, a replica of the ancient Polynesian … [Read more...] about Before ‘Eddie Would Go’
"Out of the water, I am nothing."- Duke Kahanamoku As both a teacher and a surfer, I’ve witnessed many students looking and feeling the same way: tardy, wet and shivering from the morning’s dawn patrol, their thoughts rolling in and out like the tides, staring down clocks on the walls like they’re sets on the horizon and doodling empty point-breaks and hollow barrels that … [Read more...] about Board of Education
"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts." -Albert Einstein In many ways, the above quote epitomizes Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder characterized by some social difficulties and an intense interest in limited specific tasks. Many modern psychologists theorize that a number of history’s great thinkers may have had Asperger’s … [Read more...] about Hope floats