Category: Windward Oahu

Jun 13

When: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Where: Waimanalo Beach Park (just up the road, easy walk from Hale ‘Nalo)
Time: 10am-6pm.
Cost: The purchase of event t-shirts*

If you’re a lover of Hawaiian culture and enjoy authentic Hawaiian music, this event is an absolute “must see”.

During Gabby Pahinui’s life, weekends at the Pahinui home in Waimanalo were a continuous jam session, or “kanikapila“, with dozens of musicians, both young and old, coming by to jam with “the Master”. This day-long celebration features and perpetuates the “slack key” music of Gabby Pahinui. If you want a taste of authentic Hawaiian music and culture, this event is for you.

This event is FREE, however, it costs money to put on (and if you were paying to see  these groups perform, the ticket price would be astronomical). Please be generous and purchase a few event tee-shirt (or two :) , patronize the booths (food and crafts will be available for purchase all day).

Tips: Get there early to stake out a spot in the shade because the sun can be brutal. Take plenty sunscreen, a big bottle of water, a wide brimmed hat and a mat to sit on. For more information and details about the line-up, visit:

Aug 12

(For certified divers): the best dive shop on Oahu is just a few minutes away in Kailua: Aaron’s Dive Shop. Get with them to set up your dives, or contact them for instruction.


Aug 12

Best instruction on the windward side of Oahu is Twogood Kayaks.

Aug 12

It’s all the rage! Best instruction on the windward side of Oahu Windward Watersports.

Jul 12

Learn to surf! There are many good schools to choose from, the best are: Windward Watersports in Kailua, Hawaii Fire located in Honolulu (have a firefighter for an instructor), and Sunset Suzy’s Surf School, a terrific school on the North Shore.