hau'oli makahiki hou!

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  1. surferboy

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    i know i said it already in one of the other new year's topics, but i feel like creating my own :biggrin1:

    hau'oli makahiki hou! okole maluna! aloha nui loa!
     
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    Happy New Year hon...

    can ya translate that for me please?? x
     
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    basically, it means "happy new year."
     
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    Aloha, Nixxie. Same to you and yours!
     
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    Indeed, Happy New Year Nix!
     
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    Oh...its quite long, I thought it might mean something a bit more fancy!!

    I now feel rather stupid and wish I never asked!! :eek:
     
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    Hau'oli makahiki hou! okole maluna! aloha nui loa! To you too! :smile::cool:
     
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    Mahalo, Bra!
     
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    mahalo Nix!
     
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    Surferboy.. since you started and I'm late.... Mele Kalikimaka!
     
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    well, here's the thing. the ancient hawaiians didn't have a new year like we have, yah? "hau'oli makahiki" basically means "happy makahiki," with makahiki being the end of lono's season. it's the closest thing to "happy new year" the ancient hawaiians had. makahiki is a period in which my ancestors celebrated the gifts of the sea and land and gave thanks to lono, god of peace, and the god of which this season represents.


    and late mele kalikimaka to you too, ark
     
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    HAWAIIAN EXPRESSIONS

    Hau`oli makahiki hou = Happy New Year
    `Okole maluna = Bottoms up (toast)
    Aloha nui loa = Much love, fondest regards
     
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    thanks for translating what i said?
     
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    Aha!

    I thought there might be more to it!!

    So you live in Florida now though don't you Surf? Are you from Hawaii originally? Or just your parents??

    I bet if you're from there you miss it there...I understand it is a very beautiful place!! :)
     
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    i still surf down here. i was born in honolulu, but grew up in kahaluu. i moved down here just a few years ago. my biological dad and his father are from o'ahu too, but my dad's mom is from okinawa, japan. my mom was born in new jersey, but her mom is from maui.

    and hellz yah i miss it! i went back in june though, and i had a blast. i'm prolly goin back for visit everyone this summer. 2 more years and i should be back there
     
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    Is the best surfing in Florida as good as the worst surfing in Hawaii? Florida is a continuous sand/shell beach, which is nice for walking on the beach, but the only point break is where there is an artificial breakwater for a port entrance.
     
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    Wow!!

    Your blood is very mixed...My blood is quite mixed to but nowhere near as exotic!!!

    I have always thought I would like to go to Hawaii one day I have read that its where they film 'Lost' and it does look really amazing.

    Have always REALLY wanted to go to Japan aswell....will get there eventually.....:smile:
     
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    A flat day in Hawaii or anywhere else for that matter is just as miserable a surfing experience as it is in Florida. With that fact established, the best surfing waves in Florida are exponentially better than the worst surfing waves in Hawaii. They are even somewhere in a spectrum of comparability with the best waves there. Surfer's preference might even give an edge to the Florida wave ? I've found that the "best" waves are subject to the surfer's level of experience. A 10-15 footer in Hawaii is worthless to someone that can't surf it, so that lends to ask, is a 5-7 footer in Florida, that is more surf-able, a better wave ? Personally I prefer a smaller and more consistent sets of waves to have fun on than something that scares the life out of you and/or comes with more than enough frequency, that getting pounded, that just paddling out is a miserable experience. Florida can produce even those days where the wave can drive you into the sandbar or a certain break line is just impossible to get beyond. Not only can it be frustrating, but an exhausting experience too. Several years ago, we pulled a guy out of the water from nearly drowning himself trying to get out. As I recall that was only a 5-8 foot (on the face) day. I had seen that guy out on other days, he wasn't professional, but hardly a novice and I figured he was quite capable of riding those, seeing how he had been able to paddle beyond the break earlier in the day. As the tides change, so do riptide and surf conditions.

    After having surfed California in October some years ago, the water was too damn cold (had to wear a wet suit, which severely inhibits free motion and movement). The Huntington pier break was small and inconsistent. Give me even a mediocre Atlantic ground swell over that day anytime.
     
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    Ohhhh, I don't deserve the credit or thanks for a Google search of a web page provided by another. It helps others communicate or understand, that's all good !
     
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    to me, a good wave has nothing for do with size or anything. as long as i'm having fun, the perfect wave could be 1' for all i care. i'm a soul surfer, like my parents, grandparents, and my ancestors.
     
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