Kamaki Kanahele and 'Aunty Aggie' Cope Bring the Past into the Present
As you head west along the Wai'anae Coast, resting at the foot of Pu'u Ma'ili'ili is the Wai'anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) and the Dr. Agnes Kalaniho'ohaka Cope Traditional Hawaii Healing Center.
Back in the day, Billy Richards worked as a musician and an underwater survey diver. He didn’t belong to a canoe paddling team. What he knew of the voyaging canoes came mostly from the evening news. "I drove by Kualoa one day when Hokule'a was anchored there," he says. "I saw it was fiberglass with dacron lines. I thought, 'this isn't real.'" But, the thought of voyaging didn't leave his mind. He heard that they were taking crew who paddled in canoe clubs. "That wasn't me, he says.
Richard “Buffalo” Kalolo‘okalani Keaulana, Brian Keaulana
Makaha, the fabled surfing area near Ko Olina resort on the Waianae Coast, is home to living legend Richard “Buffalo” Kalolo‘okalani Keaulana and his family of watermen.
At 77 years old, he traces his roots to Hawaiian royalty. Yet his early years were challenging.
The Hawaiian Railway Society
Why not tour O‘ahu’s “Wild West” aboard a historic locomotive? Near Ko Olina, you can take a train ride through history.
The Hawaiian Railway Society, established in 1971 to preserve Hawai‘i’s rich railroad past, takes passengers on the ride of a lifetime on a fully restored diesel train that’s the only active train on O’ahu.
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