Aloha Maui Community!
Every Tuesday From 9am – 12pm.
Times and days are subject to change, please contact the the Hui O Wa’a Kaulua ahead of time prior to coming. Everyone’s help is welcomed!
WHERE TO MEET: 233 Maalaea Rd, Ma’alaea Harbor, just north of the United States Coast Guard Station and close to Tradewinds Mart and Deli towards Northeastern end of the Harbor (look out for Mo’okiha, you can’t miss her).
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: Swimsuit, hat, backpack, water bottle (water is provided), dry bag, lunch, sunscreen, needed medication and a good attitude! *Due to the wa’a being in the water expect to swim over to her or bring a SUP or Kayak if you wish to stay dry.
Volunteer Press Release (PDF)
October 11 2013 Press Release:
Hui o Wa’a Kaulua Seeks Volunteer Carpenters, Woodworkers, and Finishers
Maui’s first deep ocean voyaging canoe, Mo’okiha o Pi’ilani will launch at the winter solstice, December 21, 3013. Final finishing and outfitting this traditional double hull, two mast canoe is underway at Hui o Wa’a Kaulua dry dock next to Kamehameha Iki Park, under the direction of Captain Timi Gilliom. Volunteers with wood working, carpentry and wood finishing skills are asked to call the Hui at 667-4050 email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the dry dock at 525 Front Street. Examples of jobs that need to be done are building shelving in the hulls, constructing and installing stanchion rails, building the navigators’ seat. Many canoe parts need sanding and multiple applications of varnish. Construction of a custom hauling trailer will need volunteer help. Volunteers will also needed to make ‘ukana nets and to assemble rigging. Thousands of community members have donated to and worked on this canoe over the last seventeen years. This voyaging canoe truly belongs to the Maui community. The Hawai’i State Legislature authorized permanent slips for traditional voyaging canoes and Mo’okiha will have a berth at Lahaina Harbor, becoming a cultural icon for Maui. An active fund raising campaign is underway to pay for sails,anchors and safety equipment that cannot be built by hand. To contribute your time or resources to this worthy project, please contact Hui o Waa Kaulua at www.huiowaa.org.