The outrigger canoe (Hawaiian: wa'a; Filipino and Indonesian: bangka; Maori: waka ama; Tahitian and Samoan:va'a) is a type of canoe
featuring one or more lateral support floats known as outriggers, which are fastened to one or both sides of the main hull.
Smaller canoes often employ a single outrigger on the port side, while larger canoes may employ a single outrigger, double outrigger, or
double hull configuration. The sailing canoes are an important part of the Polynesian heritage and are raced and sailed here in Hawaii,
Tahiti, Samoa and by the Maori of New Zealand.
|The mountain she grew on lit: rising towards heaven
|Heiau, bay and beach where we launch lit: eye of the turtle
|Clouds on the horizon, also flower of the sea
|Spirit of those no longer with us
|To do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason
|Anchor, as in holding one in a safe manner
|Bay in north Kohala, lit: whitecaps
|Ka`a kaua nalu
|Wave riding chariot, also known as "pirate ship"
|Heavenly leaf or child
|Last Hawaiian monarch lit: red eye of heaven
|To glide on the sea
|Easterly trade winds