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WSL 2021 Women’s Championship Tour to start at Honolua Bay

WEST MAUI — The World Surf League (WSL) last week confirmed the launch of the 2021 Championship Tour (CT) in Hawaii, with the women slated to compete at the Maui Pro presented by ROXY at Honolua Bay. Providing flexibility to hold the contest in the best waves possible, the holding ...

Tight lines!

The next generation of monofilament gives anglers a strong advantage. Higher abrasion resistance, thinner diameter, greater strength. Don’t discard these claims as pure marketing hype. Thanks to rapidly evolving technology, today’s monofilaments offer distinct improvements over lines ...

Bone structure helps explain how marlin live

Bones invariably form the framework for anatomical descriptions. Quite apart from their own intrinsic fascination and beauty, their structure can tell us a great deal about how animals live. They dictate body form, provide protection for vital structures and transform the power from the ...

Exercise outlets thriving in West Maui

WEST MAUI — The importance of physical fitness and exercise has never been greater than in the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anxiety and emotional upheaval dominate the psyches of populations around the world, and the vital remedy of concerted activity reigns high for people of all ages. ...

Just how big is that fish, and why it’s important

After 35 minutes of straining against an unseen foe, arms and back sore from battling both the fish and an ill-fitted harness, you heave a sigh of relief when the double line knot finally breaks the surface. You suddenly realize that an end to this self-induced torture could be near at ...

Lahaina Junior Golf program flourishing with 60 students

KAANAPALI — With the jewels of the West Side in the form of the Kaanapali and Kapalua Resort Golf Courses, Maui is blessed with two world-class venues for the popular sport. And as the front porch on the leeward side of the island just north of historic Lahaina Town, Kaanapali continues to ...

The unique physiology of tuna

The circulatory and respiration systems in tuna are unique among fish. The circulatory system, which consists of the heart and the network of vessels through which blood is pumped, is designed to conserve or to dissipate heat as needed. When a tuna is relatively inactive, heat ...

The long evolution of modern fishing poles

“God made poles and men made rods” is an old saying that goes back a long way, but it is still true today. The old Mississippi cane pole has evolved drastically from the days of cotton cords, whiskey bottle cork floaters and catfishing in freshwater rivers. The evolution of ...