Nerd Nite #59 – Hōkūleʻa Crew!

THE HŌKŪLEʻA CREW COMES TO NERD NITE HONOLULU!

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Photo credit: Hugh Gentry

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE WORLDWIDE VOYAGE
HEIDI GUTH

As Chief Operations Officer at PVS, Heidi arranged the crazy complicated logistics of
Hōkūleʻa’s voyage around the world. Hear the seldom told stories of moving crew
around a volcanic eruption in Indonesia, evading thunderstorms in Mozambique and
South Africa, steering clear of zika in Brazil, and the politics of getting through the
Panama Canal… to name a few.

Heidi began as a volunteer at Hōkūleʻa’s dry dock in 2002 and began sailing soon after.
To her, Hōkūleʻa represents all that we have to learn from our ancestors and all that we
should want to teach our children.

Crewmember Heidi Guth at the stern as Hōkūleʻa sails into Salem.

Crewmember Heidi Guth at the stern as Hōkūleʻa sails into Salem.

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CROSSING 3 OF THE WORLD’S 5 OCEANS ON HŌKŪLEʻA 
KEALOHA HOE

After sailing from Hawaiʻi to Tahiti in 2014, Bali to Mauritius in 2015, Cape Town to
Brazil in 2016, and back home from Tahiti in 2017, Kealoha is amongst a handful of
Hōkūleʻa crew who have steered her across three oceans. Hear his stories of the surreal
and simplicities of life at sea.

Hakipuʻu native Kealoha Hoe has been a crewmember with Hōkūleʻa since 1999, serving
as Watch Captain, Safety Officer, and Cook. To him, Hōkūleʻa embodies the spirit of
aloha.

Kealoha Hoe

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REAWAKENING THE ANCIENT ART OF WAYFINDING

KAʻIULANI MURPHY 

Ever wonder how the navigators of Hōkūleʻa use the sun, moon, stars, swells, clouds
and other clues in nature to find their way? Take a journey from Tahiti to Hawaiʻi and
back, discover the layers of wayfinding and the masterminds behind recovering this
ancient art.

From Waimea, Hawaiʻi, Kaʻiulani connected with Hōkūleʻa in 1997 as a Hawaiian Studies
student and now teaches the Hoʻokele courses that led her to the waʻa at Honolulu
Community College and UH Mānoa.

Kaʻiulani Murphy

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