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.
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.
“He wa`a he moku, he moku he wa`a.”
The canoe is an island, an island is a canoe.