Born on the North Shore of Oʻahu, Puaita was raised in Tahiti in Mataiea and now lives on Maui. For Puaita, Hōkūleʻa represents an 'old school' way of living that resonates with him. He hopes that the Worldwide Voyage can convince people across the world to mālama (take care of) themselves and their surroundings. While out at sea, Puaita misses steak, ice cold drinks and electricity. Back on land, he misses the fresh clean air, the crew and the wa'a (canoe) and the moana (ocean).
Meet our crew:
Meet our amazing crew who embody the Navigator Mindset and inspire communities around the globe.
Escort Vessel, Electrician and Engineer on all vessels (Hoku, Hiki, Tranquility & Gershon)
PVS Member since 19760901