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STORM SAFETY TIPS

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Latest radar image at 7:19am   The stormy skies have arrived here in the islands. As a reminder, here are some safety precautions to take during flooding / tropical storm related weather events. Please be safe everyone Hawaii State Civil Defense PSA on Flooding & how to stay safe     Here are some Tropical… Read More

Lāhainā Noon

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  Today, Lāhainā Noon occurred in Lahaina. Pretty cool yeah? At 12:33pm there were no shadows! (See Asa Ellison’s photo above) Allow me to explain…   Lāhainā Noon is a term used to describe the moment when the sun is directly overhead. This only happens in the tropics because the sun is never overhead anywhere else… Read More

FRIDAY UPDATE: WALI

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 WEEKEND WEATHER / WALI UPDATE Trade wind weather is expected through Saturday morning with our typical morning and evening windward and mauka showers. Isolated showers for leeward areas with some windward moisture pushing into lee spots from time to time on our 15 – 20+ mph easterly winds. Highs upper 80′s to maybe even 90… Read More

FIRST NAMED STORM OF CENTRAL PACIFIC HAS FORMED

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  UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WATCH for all HAWAIIAN ISLANDS in effect from 6:00pm SATURDAY to 6:00pm MONDAY. (With the possibility of being extended if heavy rain persists)     ORIGINAL POST: According to the National Hurricane Center, ONE-C strengthened into a Tropical Storm WALI far southeast of the islands around… Read More

This Information About The OCEAN Can Save Lives.

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  My father has said it time and time again… “It’s not IF, but WHEN.” He usually says it with regard to tsunami events but it’s true of ALL natural hazards. Growing up with my dad, the oceanographer, every day at the beach started with a safety “briefing” … looking at currents, tsunami escape routes,… Read More

Cut An Onion WITHOUT Crying!

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  Super easy way to cut an onion. It’s faster too so you don’t end up in tears! Obviously, cutting is not my forté – I have absolutely NO knife skills of any kind! lol It’s amazing I don’t chop my fingers off BUT I guess that just highlights even more how easy it is… Read More

The Heart at the Nakalele Blowhole

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  The first time I saw a photo of the heart in the rock at Nakalele Blowhole – it blew me away. I thought maybe it was fake. A spot like this couldn’t actually exist in real life! The photo was posted on Facebook and the comments were interesting – some people said it was… Read More

Surfing with Baby!

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Jackson has been “surfing” for several months now but this is the first time he actually stood up on the board by himself. Granted, we weren’t riding a wave but he’s taking baby steps Of course mommy forgot to charge the GoPro (My first time out with it! We bought it THREE years ago!! Talk… Read More

SURFER GIRL JEWELRY: Knotted Bracelet Tutorial

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An order came in for this sunrise shell knotted turquoise bracelet so I thought I would do a little video tutorial while I made it This technique is simple and repetitive – it looks great with all types of beads and especially Tahitian Pearls! Happy Beading! #lifesswell #surfergirljewelry #madebymalika

Swimming with Sharks & Rays – The video is UP!

A spectacular, amazing, once-in-a-lifetime, breathtaking experience… the video says it all. #blessed #Tahiti #swimmingwithsharks #lifesswell #swellsaturday In case you’re interested in my Tahiti Adventure – here are all of the related blogs I wrote Tahiti Day 1: Farmers Market & Tama’ara Tahiti Day 2: Recipe for Perfectly Burnt Rice Tahiti Day 3: Swimming with sharks… Read More

FOODIE FRIDAY: How To Cut A Mango

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  I used to peel my mangoes and then cut all of the flesh off – no more! This is THE SIMPLEST, fastest, easiest way to cut a mango and it makes it super easy to eat. Enjoy!     Directions:     Start with a serrated edge knife. Be careful that the knife doesn’t… Read More

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