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A Different Kind of “Cruise Ship” in British Columbia

Originally Published in the PacSafe Blog In most people’s minds, the mention of taking a “cruise” will unfortunately conjure up an image of a megalithic super ship with ice rinks, buffet lines, and shopping, shopping, shopping!  But the word cruise does not pertain to the type of ship, but rather the method of travel without …

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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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How The World’s Best Prepare for the Billabong Pipe Masters

Call it the “Super­bowl of Surf­ing,” for two weeks in Decem­ber, the entire surf­ing world con­verges on Oahu’s north shore to wit­ness the biggest show in the water: The Bill­abong Pipe Masters. The Bill­abong Pipe Mas­ters is the final stop on the ASP world tour which deter­mines who holds the title of World Cham­pion. Win­ning at …

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The Kalalau Valley: Feel Her Energetic Welcome

Originally printed in Pique Newsmagazine Upon first glance of Kalalau valley, our first instinct was to head straight to the beach. While visible from our vantage point rounding the corner at one of the valley’s bookends, the descent to reach the water’s edge took over 45 minutes. The valley itself is vast, but you can …

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