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Our Canoes 2018-10-02T11:53:44+00:00

Wa`a

Nā Kai `Ewalu’s Fleet of Canoes

Our canoes are vessels that bridge our past and modern day together and a historical reminder to respect the ocean and water.  Our Hawaiian culture is deeply intertwined with the ocean.

Brianna Malia

This is a malia canoe named after the daughter of former club member Tracy Stice.

Ka`ie`iewaho`elua

Ka`ie`iewaho is the channel between O`ahu and Kaua`i. This is the common name for this

Kapua

Kapua means flower, something or someone you adore. This Hawaiian Racer was given to NKE by Outrigger

Kealakapu na holokai

This beautiful koa canoe was built by one of NKE's Founder, Mike Adams. The literal

Keoni

The Keoni was bought from Hawaiian Canoe Club in 2017.

Ko Pailolo Mana

Channel between Maui and Moloka`i which means lifting and shifting. This canoe means Pailolo's power.

Mariana

This canoe was originally Guam Canoe Club’s, which they purchased so they could race in

The canoe was called “wa’a.” “Wa’a kaukahi” was a single-hulled canoe; “wa’a kaulua” was a double-hulled canoe.

Many will say that one of the Native Hawaiian’s most remarkable achievements would have to be the Hawaiian canoe, renowned for its fine craftsmanship and design based on the Native Hawaiian’s vast knowledge of the sea.

Wa`a

Past Canoes

`Alenuihāhā

Channel between Hawai`i and Maui. Means great billows smashing. This is NKE's only original canoe

`Au`au

`Au`au means to bathe. This is the channel between Maui and Lana`i.

Ka manu `au`au

The bird of the `Au`au channel. This is the channel between Maui and Lana`i. The

Ka`ie`iewaho

Ka`ie`iewaho is the channel between O`ahu and Kaua`i. This is the common name for this

Kaiwi `Elua

Channel between O`ahu and Moloka`i. This is the 2nd canoe named after this channel. "`Elua"

Kalohi

Kalohi is the channel between Moloka`i and Lanai. Kalohi means the slowness. This Hawaiian Racer

Kealaikahiki

Koa canoe built by Mike Adams which burned in the 1996 Hale fire.

Kumukahi

Channel between Kaua`i and Ni`ihau. This was one of NKE’s first canoes.

Na Mele O Maui

Nā Kai `Ewalu won this canoe at the Na Mele O Maui song contest. This

Pailolo

Channel between Maui and Moloka`i which means lifting and shifting. This was a Hawaiian Racer.

Papa Keone Ekolu

Canoe named after Papa John Wilmington. This was a beautiful purple Hawaiian Racer.

“He wa`a he moku, he moku he wa`a.”

The canoe is an island, an island is a canoe.