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Surfing in Kauai: A Visitors Guide

Surfing on the island of Kauai is one of those places that doesn’t get much hype. The movie companies have known this fact since the golden days.  Movies ranging the genre gamut like South Pacific, Jurassic Park, and Tropic Thunder have been filmed here, albeit always representing another location. Which is nice of Hollywood to not blow …

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The Hike to Hanakapiai: An Intro to Kauai’s Napali Coast

A Perfect Intro to the Na Pali Coast The famed Na Pali coast of Kauai is a region unlike anywhere in the world. Massive peaks protrude out of the sea creating a razor-edged horizon that can sometimes look like another world. There is everything you’d expect in a tropical island getaway (despite the fact that, …

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Kauai: The Garden Island – Get Your Bearings

Exploring Kauai Many people have probably seen images of Kauai but did not realize it. In movies, it has represented the faraway jungles of Vietnam in Tropic Thunder,  the prehistoric playground of Jurassic Park, and countless other movies. Very rarely does it depict itself. Most locals are happy with this fact. If Kauai ever became something like what its …

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4 Beginner Surf Spots on the North Shore

Originally Published on PACSAFE blog The North Shore of Oahu has attained legendary status as one of the most talked about coastlines on the planet.  The seven-mile stretch of coastline from Haleiwa to Sunset Beach, colloquially known as the “Seven Mile Miracle” is home to legendary waves like Pipeline, Waimea Bay, Rocky Point, and so …

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Archie Kalepa: Master Waterman and Messenger

http://www.theclymb.com/stories/interviews/archie-kalepa-master-waterman-messenger/ In the past few years, the use of the word “water­man” has become a pop­u­lar way to describe some­one with a cer­tain mas­tery of the ocean.  Using a vari­ety of tools, they inter­act with the water in a way that leaves most peo­ple in awe. They have an uncanny abil­ity to read the signs of …

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The Kalalau Valley: Welcome Home (Olukai Blog)

October 3, 2014 THE KALALAU VALLEY: WELCOME HOME The initial descent into Kalalau Valley looks as though you are on another planet.  The trail snakes down rolling red rocks, weathered by millions of years of erosion from the various elements present here. Wind, rain, salt water, steepness, and time all play a factor here, not …

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Interview With Kimi Werner: Champion Spearfisher, Artist, Traveller

As far as job descrip­tions go, Hawaii’s Kimi Werner has one that pretty much any­one on the planet would envy.  She trav­els the world explor­ing the deep ocean using no more than her fins and a spear­gun as tools. When she gets back home, she trades the spear­gun for a paint­brush, cre­at­ing daz­zling paint­ings inspired …

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