How are these great pieces done by the 808 Tattoo Ohana for the T&C Surf “Chalk it up Water Bottle pARTy” happening March 19th, 2016 @ T&C Ala Moana. Thank you Billy, Soker, Ronnie, Kiki & Jenn for these great works & thank you for supporting the cause.
T&C Surf has partnered with artists and the water bottle brands Hydro Flask and Mizu to curate a special collection of etched, hand painted, hand drawn and embellished reusable water bottles that reflect the robust art scenes of Hawaii and the action sports industry.
The whole collection will be exhibited in a window display at T&C Surf Ala Moana from March 7-19. An in-store silent auction for the water bottles will take place on March 14 and commence at the Chalk It Up Water Bottle pARTy. Guests can bring reusable water bottles from home or purchase them in-store to have them decorated by an artist during the event, free of charge.
This interactive event will feature live art drawings on reusable water bottles, a kid’s art station, balloon animal artist and a silent auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Honolulu Museum of Art’s youth art programs. At the same time, the event is intended to bring attention to the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House’s Plastic Fantastic? exhibition, which explores societies’ use of plastic and it’s impact on the environment.
T&C Surf, Ala Moana Center, Level 3
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Oahu
The 8th Annual HawaiiOcean Expo and GT Master’s Cup is back and better than ever. Join Hawaii’ssurfers, fishermen, paddle-boarders, swimmers and anyone who spends time in or around the ocean for sports, recreation or livelihood at the only expo dedicated to Hawaii’s most important natural resource: The Pacific Ocean.
NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR-THE ALOHA TOWER MARKETPLACE!
Hawaii Pacific University has graciously offered to host the annual event in the main promenade at Aloha Tower this year. Booths, food, activities, entertainment and more, all underthe Historic Aloha Tower. We This expo will mark eight years of celebrating“anything and everything to do with our Hawaiian waters”. There is somethingfor everyone of all ages at this year’s Hawaii Ocean Expo. Participating exhibitors and vendors will highlight ocean related activities such as fishing,diving, swimming, paddling, surfing, boating, kayaking, and delicious seafood.
ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
· Fresh Catch “Poke Games”: Featuring Chef Reno Henriques from FreshCatch.
· The Surfers Closet- The Surfers Closet is one of the LARGEST surf sample sale in all of Hawaii!! ALL the major international and local brands are participating in the Surfers Closet, selling men, women, children apparel andhard goods such as bags, hats, and more at below cost prices. All the brandsthat your favorite pro surfers and skaters wear will be on sale for you beforethey even hit the stores. All of the brands representatives will be restockingtheir supply daily, so get ready to take advantage of some major deals!
· Boaters World- Don’t miss out on all the latest andgreatest in Boating accessories, safety equipment, gadgetry, and electronics.
· Ocean University– Features educationalprograms from NOAA, Sustainable Coastlines, Mauli Ola Foundation, Na Kama Kai, DLNR, Hawaii Ocean Safety Team, US Coast Guard, and many other oceanconservation and education organizations.
· Kama’aina Keiki Fun Zone – Worriedabout how to keep the kids busy and entertained over spring break? Bring themdown to the Hawaii Ocean Expo for the plethora of games at the Kama’aina KeikiFun Zone! There are so many exciting activities they can choose from, includingjumping castles, fishing games, face painting, ocean tattoos, and so much more!
· GT Master’s Cup the largest shorelinefishing tournament in Hawaii takes place all around Oahu on Friday April 8 withweigh-in Sunday April 10 at noon
Hawaii OceanExpo 2015 is a family friendly event with something for everyone, locals andvisitors are welcome! For any ocean related business this is an excellentshowcase opportunity all weekend long to an audience of over fifteen thousandocean loving fans.
Defend Hawai’i Spring 2016 Collection 2 is now available in all DH retailers worldwide & online.
Defend Hawai’i “WildStyle” Logo has become the staple design in our brands evolution. Keeping it simple all the while getting our message across. We are here to Defend Hawai’i and nothing less. Featured above is our brand new 3/4 Sleeve Raglan “WildStyle” Logo
“Po’o” is a brand new design a part of our Spring 2016 Collection 2. An intimidating stone tiki resembling Ku, that could shake up even the bravest of warriors.
“Honey Creepin'” features two I’iwi birds reflecting off each other with the word “Defend” placed in between the two honey creepers. Continuing to bring awareness through our apparel, the “Honey Creepin'” design follows our previous collections that included the “Indigenous” & “HC Fade” designs that focus all around the I’iwi bird.
“Masked” features the stone tiki from our “Po’o” design as well as a combination of crossing spears and our popular “Don’t Mistake Aloha For Weakness” slogan.
“Moonlight Maiden” is one of our more vibrant designs a part of our 2016 Spring Collection 2.
Featured above is the front side too our brand new “Masked” design. Showcased through a pull-over, the spears cross over each other making a column of spears running up & down the left side chest.
“Aina Circle” features a collage of monstera leafs and ferns surrounding Defend Hawai’i. How we defend the aina circulates back around right to us. We are the caretakers of the land we have been bestowed, let us continue to Defend it.
Tomorrow, March 15, three anti-gun bills are scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Public Safety Committee. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact the committee members!
House Bill 625 would expand prohibited possessors to include certain misdemeanor crimes. Under this bill, sending unwanted text messages and emails could qualify someone for misdemeanor stalking and possibly result in an individual being denied a constitutional right. Constitutional rights are generally restricted only upon conviction of a felony. The reasons for this are two-fold. It limits restrictions on constitutional rights to only the most serious offenses, and, perhaps more importantly, felony convictions provide greater procedural protections to the accused, which results in more reliable convictions. The right to keep and bear arms should not be treated as a second-class right and should be restricted only upon conviction of a felony like the right to vote, to serve on a jury, and to hold public office.
Further, by including a new category of prohibited possessors for certain misdemeanor crimes some citizens who may have taken a plea deal years ago will also become prohibited overnight and not been apprised of this additional penalty when taking their deal or fighting their case. Gun owners may not even know they are prohibited under this new statute until they renew their permit and discover that they are now in violation of the law due to a misdemeanor crime that occurred many years ago.
House Bill 626 would establish a petty misdemeanor for drinking alcohol while possessing a firearm. HB 626 does not set a limit for the amount of alcohol an individual can legally consume while in possession of a firearm. Without this specification, any amount of alcohol consumption while in possession of a firearm could constitute a crime. Individuals who possess a firearm and have had a couple sips of wine or anything containing alcohol, like Nyquil, could be in violation of the law.
House Bill 2629 would expand the existing registration requirement to implement a federal biometric registry of Hawaii gun owners. Positive hits in this system have not necessarily been adjudicated and could cause issues with an individual’s ability to exercise their constitutional rights. Additionally, this could result in a potential fee increase and cost gun owners more than what is already required in Hawaii due to the cost associated with adding individuals into this biometric registry.
Once again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact members of the Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs Committee and politely urge them to OPPOSE these bills!
Besides this titanic matchup, Filipino fight fans can expect a night of stunning bouts that are sure to once again pack one of the region’s grandest stages of all – the Mall of Asia Arena.
Hawaii Elite MMA Fighter & Defend Hawaii representative Lowen Tynanes will be part of the card for ONE Championship’s Global Rivals happening on April 15th, 2016. Lowen will be fighting Japan star and former title challenger Koji Ando.
On March 8, the iconic deep-sea voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa celebrates her 41st birthday!
Our master navigators use the stars, waves, winds, and birds to find their way, following in the wake of their ancestors. Hōkūleʻa has journeyed more than 150,000 miles over the past 41 years, and a new generation of navigators is sailing around the world to explore how people and communities are working to Mālama Honua – care for our Island Earth.
We need your support to keep us voyaging – please visit www.hokulea.com/donate/ to help. …
#MalamaHonua #HokuleaWWV #Hokulea ?: @kaholokai of @oiwitv
#NativeNavigators #TheHawaiians #DefendHawaii
March 4th, 2016 we visited our good friend Chef Reno, owner of Fresh Catch. We visited the Fresh Catch Kaneohe location for some ono poke bowls & more. Enjoy the small video we put together & if you’re craving some ono local grinds… I’d suggest making your way to any 1 of the 4 Fresh Catch locations you can find here on Oahu.