Once upon a time, there was a beautiful Malia canoe cast from an original koa canoe. It was brought to Arizona by Uncle Lono in the 90s, and named after him following his passing in 2005. Lono was renovated this spring – coming alive again in its full king’s colors of gold and red. Keeping Lono company is a new kid in town, Moana. Also a Malia canoe, bought and brought to Tempe Town Lake thanks to Aunty Diane Escalante (by way of Havasu OCC), Moana was named by the keiki crew and renovated this summer in Na Leo green. Sundays never looked so good! To find out more about what the keiki team is up go, check out the Keiki Facebook page. . Looking good, Na Leo!
If you wonder how paddling in Arizona differs from everywhere else, three things come to mind: triple digit temperatures, sunscreen reapplication and haboobs! Last Monday’s practice had all three! Keep cool Na Leo 8).