Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort A’o Cultural Center

Mahalo to Luana Maitland, Director of Cultural Programs, for allowing FHH to return for the OKK 2023 Series. In collaboration with Kanehunamoku Voyaging Academy, we were able to present a Hawaiian star compass, explain star navigation, star constellations, tie knots, demonstrate hands-on sanding techniques, show the Hawaiian native woods used to build canoes, keiki canoe … Read more

Duke’s Waikiki (Home of Duke Kahanamoku) Luncheon and Presentation

Duke’s Waikiki Restaurant at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is celebrating the 48th Anniversary of the March 8, 1975 launch of Hokule’a by presenting a check to The Friends of Hokule’a and Hawai’iloa (FHH). Both Duke’s and the FHH have invited the 1976 crew of the maiden voyage of the Hokule’a to join us for this celebratory occasion.  We … Read more

Special guests wanting to visit Hawaiiloa

Even though the weather was wet, it didn’t stop the Kaulukukui ohana (Thomas, Jr., his daughters Jody Kaulukukui, Hoolea Allocca, and mo`opuna) from their visit at METC.  Thomas, Sr., who was OHA Chairman at the time and one of the key figures along with Pinky Thompson, in getting the sitka spruce logs for Hawai`iloa.  In … Read more

Wa’a Kaukahi “Ho’omau”

Excerpt of a PBN Magazine article dated 11/7/22, by Stephanie Salmons, PBN Reporter. “Canoe build was an exercise in perseverance for Gentry Homes” After seven years of work on the vessel – delayed in part by a 2018 cancer diagnosis – Rick Hobson, vice president of sales and marketing for Gentry Homes and the company … Read more

Bowman `Ohana Visit

“My grandfather Herbert Consor (Bud) was Wright Bowman, Sr.’s cousin. I grew up seeing my grandfather’s passion for woodworking and boatbuilding, and I even have a small model of a boat hull on my wall that he made. I knew of his cousin who moved to Hawai`i and that he had a large family and … Read more

Angoon, AK Visit

On behalf of the ‘Aha Moananuiakea and Ho`okahua, Kamehameha Schools, Kilinahe Coleman coordinated a visit by students/teachers of the Alaska Ethnomath Institute, Angoon, Alaska… “…wanted to extend my most heartfelt mahalo nui loa for the time we were able to spend together last week for the Alaska Ethnomath Institute on O’ahu. Hookipa means hospitality in … Read more

Hawaiiloa Trip to Alaska

Hokulea sailing on the ocean

Rebuild the Canoe, Restore the Connection, Reshape the Future: Help us take Hawaiʻiloa to Alaska. We, the Friends of Hokulea and Hawaiiloa regret to inform our viewers and those who support us, that the Alaska Trip 2023 will be postponed for at least one year due to overwhelming restoration repairs and lack of funding. We … Read more

O Ke Kai Series – Hali`a Aloha o Alakeka

Help us take Hawai`iloa to Alaska. Rebuild the Canoe >> Restore the Connection >> Reshape the Future Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort on Kalia Road named this day’s event as the “Voyage to Alaska.”

Dry Dock Covid Screening

“Effective May 7, FHH moved into Phase 3 of the FHH Screening Protocols. PAAC has congratulated us on our current “Phase 3” approach … HOWEVER …. Because of the rapidly rising number of infec3ons and the high underrepor3ng of infec3ons in the community … the PAAC group is recommending that we bring back our “box” … Read more