Photography by Aaron K. Yoshino.

Pedal Power

Tiffany Hill

Will Mather has bike renting down to a science. He’s able to fit a customer with the right size bike, discuss safety and road rules, equip them with a helmet and lock, and take payment for the rental, all in about seven minutes. Mather is the store manager of The Bike Shop Kailua. In the Read the full article…

January 2017 , Sports , Tourism
January, 2017
Illustration by Ryan Inzana

The First Marathon

Michael S.K.N. Tsai

RACE PREPARATIONS Once the executive planning committee was formed, the organizers had roughly three months to plan the first race, held in December 1973. Because of its extensive road-race management expertise, the Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club took the lead in handling logistics. The most critical task fell to Col. Tom Ferguson, who designed and measured Read the full article…

December 2016 , Sports
December, 2016

Turf Takeout

Hawaii Business magazine

Aloha Stadium replaces its 5-year-old artificial turf with a new installation of UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M turf. The cost of the upgrade: $1.2 million Date: Friday, 1:24 p.m. Location: Aloha Stadium Photographer: David Croxford

August 2016 , Sports
August, 2016
Photo: Lance Arinaga

Surfing Through Hawaii’s Past

John Clark

Landmarks are common sources of surf-spot names, so many have been named after businesses on shore or businesspeople who owned beachfront homes. The following examples and the stories behind the names are from John Clark’s book “Hawaii Place Names: Shores, Beaches and Surf Sites,” published by the University of Hawaii Press. Oahu South Shore 1. Read the full article…

June 2016 , Sports , Tourism
June, 2016
Photo: Shaun Harda

My Job: It’s Shaping Up Nicely

Jackie M. Young

Name: Makani McDonald Age: 47 Job: Shaper/designer, Town and Country Surfboards Responsibilities: “I mainly design and shape surfboards and, with that, comes a lot of R&D with riders and equipment. The personal R&D is riding new variations of boards that you’ve already proven to work, i.e., adjusting bottom contours (to help channel the water), foils Read the full article…

April 2016 , Careers , Sports
April, 2016