Mana’o are thoughts, feelings, reflections, and impressions-things that provide meaning. Mo‘omana‘o is a continuous log book of voyaging experiences by a range of senior and novice voyagers whose real life accounts serve to inform, motivate and inspire.
Hōkūleʻa 1976 Crew
Richard “Buffalo” Keaulana is one of Hawaii’s living legends. Affectionately known as “Uncle Buffalo,” Keaulana was a world-class surfer and Mākaha’s first lifeguard. He was also a part of Hōkūleʻa’s first crew in 1976, steering the Polynesian voyaging canoe to Tahiti and back. “I really feel proud of Hōkūleʻa,” he said.
Source: Khon2. Image Attribution: Aaron Yoshino
Once Hōkūleʻa was seaworthy, John was a crewmember on her maiden voyage to Tahiti in 1976. He co-founded Nā Kālai Waʻa o Kauaʻi (The Canoe Builders of Kaua’i) in 1992 which has been building the voyaging canoe Nāmāhoe.