Canoe Voyaging with Hui O Wa’a Kaulua

Canoe Voyaging with Hui O Wa’a Kaulua
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Advance reservations required.

Mo'okiha O Pi'ilani
Kekai Kapu shows a sneak peek of the
62-foot Mo’okiha O Pi’ilani.

Join the Maui Ocean Center for a complimentary Sea Talk Series on “Canoe Voyaging with Hui O Wa’a Kaulua”.  Hui O Wa’a Kaulua (Assembly of the Double-Hulled Canoe) is the first sailing academy on Maui.  Kapu, Babayan, and Kapahulehua, members of Hui O Wa’a Kaulua, will discuss the cultural organization and its significance in perpetuating Hawaiian culture, the birth of canoes, celestial navigation, and more.  Guests will be updated on the long-awaited completion of the 62-foot Mo’okiha O Pi’ilani, which will be Maui’s first and only transoceanic voyaging canoe, and also have the opportunity to become a member of the Hui.

This Sea Talk will be held in the Seascape Ma’alaea Restaurant at Maui Ocean Center.  Admission is complimentary.  Advance reservations are required by calling 808-270-7088. Entry is through the aquarium’s front gate at 5:50pm.  More information is available by calling call 808-270-7075.

About the Speakers
Kekai Kapu is a member and board director of Hui O Wa’a Kaulua.  He is also a Hawaiian practitioner specializing in Hawaiian weaponry.  Kala Babayan studies celestial navigation at the University of Hawaii-Maui College.  She has grown up in the tradition of Polynesian voyaging, participating in several voyages.  Kimokeo “Bully” Kapahulehua is a Hawaiian practitioner with close ties to South Maui.  He works tirelessly to perpetuate what is authentically and meaningfully Hawaiian everywhere.

Hui O Wa’a Kaulua

Hui O Wa’a Kaulua is a 501(c)3 non-profit cultural organization that, primarily through the life of canoes, commits to preserving, protecting, perpetuating, and teaching Hawaiian culture to all who are willing to learn and understand.  Founded in 1975, Hui O Wa’a Kaulua (Assembly of the Double-Hulled Canoe) is the first organization of its kind on the island of Maui.  The Hui is on the threshold of completing a 62-foot double-hull voyaging canoe named Mo’okiha O Pi’ilani, capable of transoceanic voyages to the other island groups of Polynesia, following in the footsteps of the voyaging canoe, Hokule’a.

5 thoughts on “Canoe Voyaging with Hui O Wa’a Kaulua

      1. Galen Dalrymple – Very, very nice, Augie! I’ve got to figure out how I can get a gig tavreling the world to exotic places taking pictures!!!! I like your use of DOF and I especially loved the photo of Kathy wiping the tear from her eye during the ceremony a very human and touching moment that you captured perfectly!!!!!

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