The Annual Hakalau Bay Paka Aloha Aina Day is part of a continuing public awareness and educational campaign designed to inform communities of the key role they play in protecting and preserving Hawaii’s parks and coastal regions. Events include the Hakalau Hang-10 (a keiki -to-age-12 surf contest), face painting, dancing, music, food and educational booths. Our festival celebrates and embraces the value of aloha honua and malama aina.
Hakalau Bay Paka
Aloha Aina Day
Each year, Bradda Skibs of Basic Image and the Hakalau Paka crew, headed by Skippa Butts, organize a festival to celebrate the past year’s work to restore Hakalau Bay Paka, and recognize volunteers who work to make our Bay and community better. It is a day to focus on our keiki and promote the importance of our recreational and cultural resources.
Photos courtesy of Amanda Lemes and Julie Goettsch