Hōkūleʻa is the creator of so many stories, memories, and lessons in forty years of linking people together and forming lifelong friendships. She is our home and provider on the ocean. She listens and nurtures us during rough times. She pushes us to the limits and drives us to strive for the highest. She is our mama waʻa.
On the eve of the forty year anniversary of Hōkūleʻa’s launch from Kualoa, Hawai’i, it was only right to spend our last day in dry dock with her in Aotearoa making her as beautiful as we can and getting her ready for her return to the moana nui. Hōkūleʻa looks beautiful and is ready to get back in the ocean and continue sailing.