Hui Nalu, the “Club of the Waves”, was founded in 1908 by Duke Kahanamoku, Knute Cottrell and Ken Winter. Based at the Moana Hotel in Waikiki, swimming was the primary activity of the dub in the early years. Club members also enjoyed surfing, canoe paddling and kanikapila.
HuiNalu’s mission is to provide educational activities for individuals, families and the community revolving around ocean activities. The summer regatta season involves age group and open races in lengths from 1/4 to 1-1/2 miles. The ages of the participants range from 10 to 70+years. Hui Nalu Canoe Club also sponsors apre-season race in Maunalua Bay dedicated to former head coach Kala Kukea, as well as a regular season regatta to honor former coach John D. Kaupiko. Long distance racing is limited to the adult divisions with occasional exceptions.
Hui Nalu O Hawai’i …..
Vision: To come together as a family who shares and cares.
Mission: To promote and provide educational and personal achievement opportunities which strengthen family, community and individual relationships by:
Providing ocean-oriented education programs special to Hawai’i Providing other sport activities, programs and opportunities Providing community improvement and educational programs Preserving Hawaiian traditions as they relate to the ocean, family and community Supporting club members to achieve their athletic potential Nurturing club spirit and personal pride
Beliefs: Our actions are guided by traditional Hawaiian values that produce the safe, healthy and productive places in which we live.
Each member: -Commits to Hui Nalu’s vision and mission -Supports and respects other members of the club and community -Is given opportunities to work and learn with family and friends while contributing to the Hui Nalu mission -Participates in educational programs -Is given the opportunity to make a difference in personal performance, community relations and in the health of our ocean -Will abide by the Hui Nalu Code of Conduct