Kanalu was created by Tom Pohaku Stone and Pake Ahmow with the sole desire to enhance and protect standards for public and professional boater safety education. This journey began in 2006 as they sought out a portal to enter into the advancement of their goals, they traveled to California and began their instructor qualification program in the cold Pacific Waters of Morro Bay. A perfect proving ground for the oceans temperament perfectly suited for endurance, challenge and building the foundation of what was to come; facing the adversity of changing behaviors embraced through action and proven results tested by not just desire or passion, but dedication, persistence and a committed effort towards the greater good.
Motto: "KANALU" the wave, we the native kanaka maoli of this land perpetuate our cultural practices and beliefs from mauka to makai and to share our Mana'o with the next generations of kanaka maoli so they may also pass it on 'KANALU' the wave! Catch it! Ride it!