The Amount of Plastic in the Water is Too Damn High

Sun, Surf, Plastic

The winter storms have brought plastic debris and rubbish scattered on every beautiful beach in Hawaii. Out on the ocean, dodging chunks of trash while trying to catch a wave is enough to flip your OC-1 (one man canoe) or dent your paddle. You grab what you can if you can tow it back to shore. The six man outrigger paddlers are always picking up trash in the ocean.

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Trouble in Paradise

Suburban living in Hawai’i is probably the same everywhere else on the planet. At the moment, I’m in the middle of a partial kitchen remodel. A refrigerator water line leak has flooded a couple of my overpriced kitchen cabinets and now the only solution is to rip them out and replace or rebuild something new.

But alas, tis always easier said than done…

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The Here, the Now, and the Tomorrow

First, Some Thanks

Over the years, Hawaii Zen has continuously evolved. From the early days of being a personal blog, to later a historical one, to a photo gallery, to eventually a magazine today. As of now, we’re choosing to provide content on everything from the much beloved ‘hawaiian’ lifestyle, to technology, to opinion, and yes, to even satire, under our new ‘Da Coconut’ column.

We’d like to extend a mahalo to everyone whose stuck with us through the years, and invite everyone else to enjoy the ride as we continue our evolution. Join us after the jump to learn more.

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The Notes

Hey, this is the ideas place. Stories we might like to do, or current news that might be relevant to the zen of our little site. And just stuff we think is cool. Or something like that.

A New Era

2017 brought with it a slew of excitement, horrors, and the peculiar. Though the times we live in may seem uncertain, we take solace in that tomorrow, January 1st 2018 is a new day. It is a blank slate from which we can begin a new, and a new era in which to enter.