Haleiwa, O'ahu to Kaula Rock - June 2004

200-mile environmental awareness paddle Haleiwa, O'ahu
to Kaula Rock on the South side of Ni'ihau

  This will be the conclusion to Kai Makana's vision of unifying the islands with the understanding that we all need to learn to take care of our ocean, and that by doing so, take care of one another.


  Nahina Lee Loy and Vaimana Connor represents the next generation of paddlers who will be joining Kai Makana's founder, Donna Kahakui to promote awareness for the need to take care of our ocean. They will paddle approximately 200-miles to bring awareness to the necessity of caring for our seas, as well as raise funds to help teach Hawaii's students about the importance of clean water and clean oceans.

  The money raised will be used to fund water quality testing units that will be used by students and organizations to test the streams and oceans of various ahupua'a around our islands, as well as fund a youth environmental summer program for children participating in the PACT program at Kuhio Park Terrace.


June 2nd
Haleiwa, O'ahu to Nawiliwili, Kaua'i
Depart: 3am
(90 miles)

Nahina & Donna

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Arrive: June 2nd, 11pm

Nawiliwili, Kaua'i to Kalihiwai, Kaua'i
Depart: June 3rd, 6am
(35 miles)

Arrive: June 3rd, 3pm

Kalihiwai, Kaua'i to Lehua Rock
and onto the island of Ni'ihau
Depart: June 4th, 5am
(40 miles)

Arrive: June 4th, early evening

Ni'ihau to Kaula Rock
Depart: June 5th
(35 miles)

We welcome all experienced paddlers to join the paddling from June 3rd through the 5th, as this venture is not about one person, or a group of people. This paddle represents every person taking a stand to make a difference for the greater good of our ocean for not only the present, but also more importantly for our future.

Mahalo to the following sponsors:


Kanu Culture

* Hakipu'u Learning Center   *   Hawaiian Canoe Club   *   Hui Malama o ke Kai *

* Mr. William Browning, and his vessel Double Barrel *


Interested?? - contact us:

For inquiries or to make a contribution, please contact us at:
Kai Makana

P.O. Box 22719
Honolulu HI  96823

Kai Makana is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, established in 1997, to provide volunteer, in-kind, and financial support for marine wildlife conservation and education.