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Pohaku Stone Pohaku Stone

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - One of the traditional practices featured at the ʻAha Kâne last weekend was the sport of hôlua sledding. Our ʻÂhaʻi ʻÔlelo crew met up with accomplished surfer and noted hôlua sled and traditional surfboard shaper, Pôhaku Stone.

ʻO ko Pôhaku aloha no ka hana kuʻuna o ka heʻe hôlua, he hoʻokino ʻia nô ia o kona moe ʻuhane ʻana.

Pôhaku's aloha for the traditional sport of hôlua is literally a dream come true.

the dream was of my tutu kâne who was teaching me how to go down mountains. And I remembered the holua

Pôhaku Stone

Waterman and Traditional Hôlua and Surfboard Shaper

Ua ʻike au i ka hôlua ma ka moe ʻuhane.

(Pôhaku)

Pono e hoʻoili ʻia ka mauli ola o ia ʻike.

ʻO au nô kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma HawaiʻiNewsNow.

Aloha. 

Moakâka nô iâ Pôhaku ka waiwai o kçia ʻike a me kona kuleana no ka hoʻoulu a hoʻomua.

Pôhaku understands his responsibility to share this traditional knowledge.

we have to keep that essence of where it originates from and pass that down

  

(Pôhaku)

Pono e hoʻoili ʻia ka mauli ola o ia ʻike.

 

Penei ko Pôhaku manaʻo no ke ʻano o ke kâlai ʻia a paʻa o nâ papa heʻenalu kuʻuna kekahi me ka mâkau heʻenalu.

Pôhaku, a professional surfer, has the same perspective on that sport as well.

Iʻd rather do the old style and adhere to it because we dont loose that knowledge. We keep passing that knowledge on

Nui koʻu ʻiʻini e mâlama i ia kaila kuʻuna i mea e mau loa aku ai.

I loko o ka holo o ka manawa, mau nô ka waiwai o nâ mâkau a me nâ kiʻina hana i paʻa ai ia mau hana noʻeau o mua.

The knowledge and skill of our kupuna are still relevant and applicable.

when you look at the technology of our kupuna and then really learn what its really all about, you understand how it functions and why it was built like that.

He mau haʻawina a ʻike nô hoʻi e paʻa ai ma ke kâlailai a hoʻohana ʻia o ia ʻike.

Mahalo ana ʻo Pôhaku i ka mâlama ʻia aku nei o ia pôʻaiapili o ka ʻAha Kâne i wahi e walaʻau ai me nâ kane no kçia hana kuʻuna.

Pôhaku appreciated having the ʻAha Kâne as a venue to share his work.

allows the opportunity for us as kâne Hawaiʻi, or kanaka maoli, to come and share our manaʻo, our mana, and our spirit

He mea e hiki ai iâ kâkou kâne ke kûkâkûkâ, launa a hoʻoikaika aku.

Ke aloha nô iâ ʻoe e Pôhaku a me nâ kâne a pau i hoʻolâlâ, hele a hoʻokô i kçia ʻaha koʻikoʻi i mâlama ʻia aku nei.

Aloha to Pôhaku and all the kâne who made the event a success.

 

ʻO au nô kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma HawaiʻiNewsNow.

Aloha.

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