Publisher: Ropati Hebenstreit
Writers: Cheance Adair, Cheryl Skribe, Hector Wong
Photos: Peter Caldwell, Brian Vestyck, Shun Okatomi, Chris Silvester, Cheryl Skribe, hampsterworks.com, Katie Slocumb
Proof reader: Amy Hebenstreit
Mission Statement: to bring the excitement of outrigger paddling to a larger audience. We feel that Pacific Paddler’s hui of supporters, contributors, subscribers and advertisers is helping the sport grow, not only here in Hawaii, but around the world. Thanks for your contribution to the sport.
On the cover: Hale O Lono, Molokai Hoe 2010
Photo by Peter Caldwell
Contents, December 2010<pdf current issue>
Na Wahine O Ke Kai
I'll Remember You
Aloha Al Streck
The Length of the Lake Race
Duke Kahanamoku Challenge
A Hawaiian breeding ground
The needle in the haystack
What I want for Christmas
We made it through a tough year thanks to our supporters, advertisers and subscribers. One paddler who stepped up to the plate was Kenny Bailey of Hekili. Hekili is a painting company, and Kenny is a man of aloha. His reason for placing ads in our magazine was not to promote his business but to help us continue our mission started in 1996 — to give the paddling community their very own magazine. In my eyes, he is what aloha is all about, giving from the heart. His ads feature paddlers who in their own way represent the aloha spirit within the sport. Joss (Joss Photo) who creates the shots with creative input from Dale Hope captured this with great imagination. Recently Kenny just printed a limited amount of Hekili tee-shirts which can only be found up at Island Paddler in Kapahulu. His slogan, 'Aloha with Every Stroke', sums up a philosophy for living. Thank you Kenny, I'll wear my Hekili shirt with pride.
… and on giving, I'd like to thank all the paddlers who turned up to our fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior program here in Hawaii, the 'I'll Remember You' race. Mahalo to Jimmy Buffett's who put on a fantastic memorable party after the event and to the OHCRA officials who gave their time and expertise to make this event happen. Also, to our advertisers who gave products to be raffled off at the event. Your support and generosity is deeply appreciated. We raised over $4,000 and showed that the paddling community can come together to raise money for a noble cause outside of the paddling world. Coverage is on page 20, results on page 17.
Alaula & Matalele lend a hand at our fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior program in Hawaii
From our ohana to yours, Merry Christmas, happy holidays and be safe in and out of the water. I hope to see you next year paddling in your canoe.
We love your magazine and have a club subscription which we initially fight over but share with Aloha.
We're a really active recreational/civic canoe club who paddle year round. We have just participated in our third 'Best Day Foundation' event that takes disabled kids surfing, canoe surfing or just paddling, depending on conditions. Kids line up to get in our canoes and it is one of the most rewarding experiences for our paddlers and the kids. Check out 'Best Day Ventura' on facebook. It might be a good feature for your mag?
Mahalo Nui Loa, George Moore, president
Ventura Outrigger Canoe Club,