Kailua Kona Outrigger

Kona Wa’a

Just off the shores of Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island a crew of paddlers take their six-man outrigger canoe (wa’a) out for sunset practice.

Canoeing is the most popular sport in Hawaii with thousands of participants. Kona evenings often see teams of paddlers practicing from Kamakahonu Bay and Keauhou Bay, two of the main outrigger club births.

There is only a horizontal sliver of the sun still seen above an invisible line of clouds. It lends just enough light to let the crew see until they come ashore after their hour-long work out.

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"I am a professional Photographer from Buffalo, NY, now in Hawaii. My big plan is to fix the world, so please feel free to join me in my venture by adding comments, and links to important issues in your life... we have to start somewhere! What began here in Buffalo, NY will continue on the Big Island of Hawai'i, where the people care for their animals, environment and each other. If you are afraid to fly there, you can always swim with the whales!" L A Promotional Design & Photography is 30 years of professional experience in every aspect of advertising design: • Client consultation • Initial concept • Project research • Creation and management • Pre-press & retouching