Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Maui’s waterman deserves his Hall of Fame honor - Mauinews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Visitor's Information - The Maui News

Maui’s waterman deserves his Hall of Fame honor - Mauinews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Visitor's Information - The Maui News
Archie Kalepa, Photo: Olaf Mitchell


Congratulations to Archie Kalepa on his induction into the Hawaii Waterman's Hall of Fame (The Maui News, Aug. 25) sponsored by the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation.
Archie is the first and only inductee from Maui and he joins other prestigious watermen such as Duke Kahanamoku, Eddie Aikau, Buffalo and Brian Keaulana and the list goes on with other well-known watermen.
His achievements are numerous. He was the first solo stand-up paddler to cross the Molokai channel and the first to stand-up paddle down the Colorado River. He braved the huge waves of Hurricane Iniki to save people. He surfed a 70-foot wave at Jaws.
The County of Maui is fortunate to have Archie as head of the Maui Ocean Rescue and Safety Team. He is innovative in developing new safety equipment and rescue techniques using personal watercraft and water sleds. Archie and his lifeguards on Maui save lives and keep our beaches safe for our families and our visitors. The next time you step on a beach and see a lifeguard, thank him for watching over you. He was trained well by the best waterman on Maui.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

MISSION STATEMENT

Photos and text: Olaf Mitchell
   


Original Oil by Karen Lang

Maui Ocean Sports Magazine intends to be a celebration of the diversity among ocean enthusiasts !
We may use different tools to express ourselves yet we share a common goal.

Photo: Karen Lang, surfer: Olaf Mitchell




That is to play in the Ocean.




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It is through our efforts toward a better understanding of the aquatic arena that we express ourselves in that will allow us to flourish and soar to the greatest heights yet achieved.
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It is very important that we acknowledge that we are not masters of this ocean environment but temporary stewards that have the responsibility of it's care and well being.