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Young surfers compete at Pohai Na Keiki Nalu at Launiupoko

LAHAINA — He is a soft spoken, low-key kind of a guy, but his contributions to the overall integrity of Maui have been monumental. Kim Ball, founder of Hi-Tech and Shapers surfboards and water sports equipment, has guided these businesses to unprecedented heights with the explosion of ...

Stomach parasites common in ono

In most wahoo (ono) you fillet, you will find the giant digenetic trematode (Hirudinella ventricosa), a parasitic worm-like liver fluke that are in the flatworm group which inhabits their stomach. These stomach parasites have been observed worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters. ...

Lahaina Swim Club back in the pool and competing

LAHAINA — With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the Valley Isle, the Maui Age Group Swimming Association got back into the pool on June 5 for its first competition since the pandemic began more than a year ago. Hawaii Swim Club, Maui Dolphins, Maui Swim Club, Island Aquatics ...

It’s ono season on Maui

Wahoo, better known in Hawaiian waters as ono, are the biggest, fastest and meanest mackerel in America. It can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour in short bursts, allowing quick capture of prey species. What exactly is a wahoo? It is a unique member of the tuna family called ...

Start Me Up joins 500-pound marlin club

LAHAINA — The Start Me Up joined the 500-pound marlin club with a 525.0-pound blue by Ryan Langborg. He was fishing with Capt. Jukka Hyytia and Deckman Summer Smith. Jukka was on the way out to the Kahoolawe Shoals. Just as he crossed the 100-fathom ledge on the Kahoolawe side of ...

Youth swim meets set to restart at county pools

WAILUKU — Maui Age Group Swimming Association youth swim meets will be returning to Maui County pool facilities on a gradual, staggered schedule. As a result, the following pool facilities will be unavailable for general public use on the following dates: Kihei Aquatic ...

Lahaina karate students earn black belts

LAHAINA — Three young Lahaina martial artists achieved a milestone in their lives as they took the Japan Karate Shotokai Shodan (first degree black belt) exam two weeks ago at the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission grounds. Michella Cabingas, Caehlaen Wyatt Balmores and Hanan Oleiwan have ...

Harbor Date: 5/31/89

LAHAINA — For my 38th birthday, I decided to take myself fishing and partying with some friends. I had an offer to charter the Finest Kind, so I put together my birthday fishing team: Capt. Randy “RO” Orkisch, Co-capt. Roy “Roy Boy” Dickey and Deckman Kevin “Kevlar” McLaughlin, ...