A Native Hawaiian Place of Learning for Voyagers of the World



The traditional hālau wa’a was a longhouse, a covered structure near the shoreline dedicated to all matters related to canoes, and whose linear measure could provide ample shelter for vessels of sizeable length. 

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Swim Test

Follow a group of young voyagers as they train for their swim test. They are required to do a 1 mile swim in under 90 minutes. As well as, learning to stay together and swim together as a pack. This is all part of their crew training.

Learn how crew members train to stay safe on their voyage.

Learn the basic knots for sailing and wayfinding! View the video, grab a rope and practice tying these knots.