Going Big

Going Big

Author Ugo Corte explores the joy—and danger—of tackling monstrous waves Standing upon the cliffs at Pe‘ahi on Maui’s North Shore and watching surfers drop into the world’s most monstrous wave is a surreal and humbling experience. Many bystanders surely wonder why...
Building a Better Board

Building a Better Board

Sometimes it takes a new generation to push things to the next level. Jeff Timpone had spent years perfecting the craft of surfboard building since the 1970s, but it’s his ecology-minded son Nick who has dramatically transformed the family business model over the last decade

Adjusting To The Waves

Adjusting To The Waves

By the time you read these words, the results will be known. But that doesn’t change the fact that these competitors deserve to be recognized, regardless of where they placed.

Sumiko Inaba’s Rise Continues

Sumiko Inaba’s Rise Continues

Sumiko Inaba’s latest fight was tough. But she was tougher. The Pukalani-born, King Kekaulike High graduate’s most recent mixed-martial arts victory came at Long Beach Arena’s Bellator 286 in Southern California

Maui’s Special Olympians

Maui’s Special Olympians

In the 1940s and ‘50s, Soichi Sakamoto turned Hawai’i swimmers into world-class Olympians. The legendary coach pioneered new swimming techniques, beginning in a Pu’unene irrigation ditch where he trained freestyle Gold medalist William Smith. Today, the pool at Wailuku’s War Memorial Complex bears his name.