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Hokule'a Billy Richards

Billy Richards

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.

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Richard “Buffalo” Kalolo‘okalani Keaulana, Brian Keaulana

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.

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The Hawaiian Railway Society

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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Bridging Heaven and Earth, Nurturing the cultural ties of Lanikuhonua

Aunty Nettie Tiffany

Lanikuhonua, “Where Heaven Meets Earth,” is the cultural refuge at the entrance to Ko Olina, where kupuna, the respected elders, teach a variety of Hawaiian arts from singing, hula and music to knowledge about medicine plants and other natural resources.

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My Ko Olina


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