There was a lot involved in rebuilding this wa’a (replacing the top of the hull kuamo’o/kino, the manu hope/ihu, seats na nohona, ama, and na i’ako. Tay will be sharing his techniques by finishing the KVA canoe with the help of Bonnie Kahape’a – Tanner, staff, and/students.
“Thought to Share a Photo of last Friday’s visit to the Men’s Shed by staff and interns of the Kanehunamoku Voyaging Academy for an up-close and personal look at the Kanehunamoku canoe. Said wa’a will be launched on March 4, 2023 during the Kualoa Canoe Festival with its new name of Ualaka’a..!” – Billy Richards, Jr.
FHH will launch the waa kaukahi “Ualakaa” at the Kualoa/Hakipuʻu Canoe Festival on March 4th.
“What was once looked like, but with many hands helping restore with Uncle Tay’s constant guidance over the years.”
– Loy Kuo, apprentice
As we mentioned before, a lot was involved in rebuilding this waa. Tay will be sharing his techniques by finishing the KVA canoe with the help of Bonnie Kahapea – Tanner, staff, and/students, and FHH apprentice na haumana a
ooihana, Loy Kuo, Rick Hobson, and Ryan Olivares.