FHH Delivery of wa’a “Hoaloha” to Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

On December 24, 2023, FHH loaded the waa Hoaloha onto the trailer Pier 20 to unload it at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort (ORWBR.) The wa’a Kalele was removed from the premises and loaded on the trailer to the new The Honolulu Kupuna Shed on Lana Lane, Kaakako where it will be repaired.  Mahalo to Keith Kaleo and brother Glen Perry of the Keahiakahoe Canoe club to furnish the trailer and drive it for us.  Laulima – Many Hands this done.  

“Aloha Tay & Friends!  We are so excited and looking forward to having the Hoaloha back at the Reef again.  I know it will take many hands to make this happen smoothly as well as safely and I appreciate you.  On our side, we will secure the parking area up against the wall in the driveway for the trailer.  In the porter cochere, up against the waterfall we will have it cleared for the Hoaloha to be placed until the Kalele is moved to the trailer.”
– Luana, Outrigger


Restoration work on Hoaloha took two years to restore.

  • Owner: Friends of Hokulea & Hawaiiloa
  • Bio: Tommy Holmes Fdn.
  • 25-foot, 4-person outrigger koa canoe, w/ama, i`ako, wae
  • Installed at ORWBR in 2004; removed from premises in 2021; delivered Dec 2023