On August 16, 2017, voyaging canoes Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia departed the Marine Education Training Center (METC) at Sand Island to begin the Mahalo, Hawai’i Sai. OluKai is honored to partner with Hōkūle‘a — as it represents a large part of OluKai’s company mission — honoring and preserving Hawaiian culture and traditions.

Delivering a mission of Malama Honua (to care for our earth), Hōkūle‘a, the revered traditional Polynesian double hulled voyaging canoe, is making an historic global journey using ancient methods of oceanic navigation. The Hōkūle‘a will visit 100 ports in 27 nations, across 60,000 nautical miles, demonstrating the importance of making a change for a more sustainable future.

OluKai is proud to support the Polynesian Voyaging Society through the brand’s non-profit Ama OluKai Foundation. The Hōkūle‘a and its sister canoe, Hikianalia, are vital pieces of living history and embody the spirit of a boundless aloha.

Stay tuned as we bring you the full story next week on this remarkable journey. Photos courtesy OluKai