Art exhibit at Hamilton Library celebrates team sport of paddling

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Teri Skillman, (808) 956-8688
Events & Communications Coordinator, Library Services
Posted: Sep 27, 2012

Hoena Wale No banner
Hoena Wale No banner
The UH Manoa Library announces the installation of an exhibit celebrating Hoena Wale No, the Hawaii team sport of paddling. With the long-distance paddling season coming to a close, marked by the Na Wahine o ke Kai and Molokai Hoe races, it is an appropriate time to reflect on Hawaii’s amazing paddle sports and watermen and waterwomen.
The rhythm of the waves and the flow of the tides are second nature in Hawaii. With training in paddling and surfing, island keiki become the best watermen and waterwomen in the world. This exhibit celebrates Hawaii’s paddling traditions and honors those who perpetuate our unique ocean heritage.
The Hoena Wale No exhibit is organized into five sections:
• I ka waa kahiko/Of the ancient canoe
• E lauhoe mai na waa/Paddle together
• Na waa noa ~ New paddling traditions
• Na kanaka o ke kai ~ People of the water
• Hoike hoena ~ Paddling competitions
The exhibit is free and open to the public. It may be viewed in Hamilton Library’s Bridge Gallery during business hours through exam week in December 14, 2012.
Parking is free on Sundays.
For more information, please contact Teri Skillman at (808) 956-8688 or email