Local surfer saves 2 at Prince Kuhio Beach, Kaua‘i →
PO‘IPU — Lunch can wait! Seeing two surfers struggling a few hundred yards off the coast of Prince Kuhio Beach, Kaua‘i resident Jesse Uemura abandoned the sandwich he was eating Wednesday afternoon and dove in after them… Exhausted, the two visitors both thanked Uemura for his help. “You saved our lives,” Ken Burgess recalled the men telling Uemura flatly after they were all safe and sound...
‘Aloha is There’ →
Surfer/ musician Mike Young was heartbroken because his vintage Takamine guitar was stolen from his truck … Young’s prized possession was anonymously returned. ‘Aloha is there,’ he said. ‘My baby is back.’ The guitar had been previously owned by Peter Moon and the late Mike Joao. Also taken — and returned — were two custom surfboards. Young said no questions were asked, he was just happy...
Duke’s Waikiki is honoring Uncle Val Ching with the restaurant’s Ho’okahiko Award. The award celebrates individuals who have dedicated their lives to perpetuating the Hawaiian culture.