Sunday, February 23, 2014


"This is your goal in life. Make one big circle" Iokepa Nae'ole
For those of you who couldn't attend we started the day at the Hawaiian Canoe Club. As we commenced, one lone dolphin appeared in the harbor; a rare sight.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Celebrating Emalia

All are welcome to remember Emalia Brown Guard Saturday morning February 22nd at the Hawaiian Canoe Club Hale at Hoaloha Park in Kahului. Gather at 8:15 for a blessing. We will be in the boats by 9. Bring your boards or one-mans. Many will also gather on the beach as we celebrate her in the water. Attire: Pareos, bathing suits & board shorts.

For those who want to more fully remember Emalia, we will be celebrating her at Seabury Hall with memories and music beginning at 2:30 pm Saturday. Aloha attire (and maybe a sweater).

Many of you have generously asked about donations: we are starting the Kahalakea Guard Educational fund. 

You can donate through the Paypal button below or send a check to:
Kahalakea Guard
P.O. Box 791920 
Paia HI 96779

Thank you. 

Monday, February 10, 2014


Emalia passed away this morning at home in Paia with JB and her mom by her side. She got to say a sweet goodbye to Kahala before he went to school. Just after JB returned home, her breathing slowed and then stopped. JB said it was as peaceful as he could imagine and she was smiling in her last moments.  As it has been since the beginning of this journey, the love and support from all of you has been amazing. Thank you.