Moananuiākea | Kealopiko + DaFiN Pro Signature

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Moananuiākea | Kealopiko x DaFiN Hawaii

DaFin Hawaii is an established local-family business led by Kenui & Maile on Oʻahu. DaFiN is the #1 choice for lifeguards, bodysurfers, and ocean people around the world. We are so happy that our companies could come together & design a project that speaks of our peoples & place of Moananuiākea.  Aloha! Kia Orana! 

Quality, natural rubber | Lightweight | Floats in salt water | Designed in Hawai'i

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SIZE
US (M)

US (W)

EU (M)

EU (W)

UK

LENGTH
IN.
LENGTH
CM.
XXS 1-2 2-3.5 34-35 33-34.5 0-1 7.5-8 19-20.5
XS 3-4 4-5.5 36-37 35-36.5 2-3 8.4-8.9 21-22.5
SM 5-6 6-7.5 38-39 37-38.5 4-5 9.1-9.5 23-24
MD 7-8 8-9.5 40-41 39-40.5 6-7 9.7-10.2 24.5-26
ML 9-10 10-11.5 42-43 41-42.5 8-9 10.3-10.8 26-27.5
LG 11-12 12-13.5 44-45 43-44.5 10-11 11-11.5 28-29.5
XL 13-14 14-15.5 46-47 45-46.5 12-13 11.7-12.2 30-31
XXL 15-16 16-17.5 48-49 47-48.5 14-15 12.3-12.7 31-32

 

DaFiN/Kicks sizes are based on US Men’s Shoe Sizes. The size chart below shows conversion to Women’s, EU and UK sizing. Length is the most important measurement: heel to longest toe.

Moananuiākea

Na ka lima kākau kaulana, na Samuel Kamakau, ka moʻolelo e kau ana ma lalo nei e pili ana i nā kūpuna i holo i Kahiki, i hoʻolaha ʻia hoʻi ma
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa (30 Kepakemapa 1865):

“ʻO Muliʻelealiʻi ke kāne, ʻo Wehelani ka wahine, ʻo Kumuhonua, ʻOlopana, Moikeha, ʻo lākou nā keiki. Ua ʻōlelo ʻia, ua kaua ʻo Kumuhonua me kona kaikaina, me ʻOlopana, a ua heʻe ʻo ʻOlopana a kaua i ka moana, a heʻe i ka moana, ʻaʻohe wahi e peʻe ai i uka, a ua lawe pū ʻia ʻo Laʻamaikahiki e ʻOlopana, a me Moikeha. ʻAʻole wahi e pae ai i Hawaiʻi. Ua holo loa ʻo ʻOlopana i Kahiki, a noho i loko o Moaʻulanuiākea. Ua lawe ʻia ʻo Laʻamaikahiki i Waihilia a noho i uka, ʻo ke kuna ka iʻa a Moikeha i lawe pū ʻia e ʻOlopana. I ka moe ʻana ʻo Moikeha iā Luʻukia [ka wahine a ʻOlopana]. ʻO ia ke kumu i hoʻi hou mai ai ʻo Moikeha a noho i Kauaʻi. [“ʻO ka wehe ʻana o Moikeha i ka ipu ʻaumakua a kona kaikuaʻana...ka wehe ʻana i ka luʻukia, ʻo Luʻuanākoʻaikamoana, no laila hoʻohalahala ʻo Moikeha a holo i ka moana.”(5 Ianuali 1867) ] A ʻo Moikeha ke kāne, ʻo Hinauulua ka wahine, ʻo Hoʻokamaliʻi, Haulaniʻaiākea, Kila, ʻo lākou nā keiki. Ua holo kēia poʻe keiki a Moikeha i Kahiki, i kiʻi iā Laʻa i aliʻi no Hawaiʻi nei. ʻO Hoʻokamaliʻi ke kāne, ʻo Keahiʻula ka wahine, ʻo Kahaʻi ke keiki. ʻO Kahaʻi kēia nāna i kanu ka ʻulu i Puʻuloa, nāna nō i holo i Kahiki, a me nā ʻāina ma ka hema, ʻo Wawaʻu, ʻo ʻUpolu, ʻo Sawaiʻi, no laila mai ka ʻulu.”


Over thousands of years of island life and an untold number of voyages, the peoples of Moananuiākea (what some call the “Pacific” Ocean) have been building a database of knowledge on stars, clouds, winds, birds, currents, waves, weather and more. It’s the brilliant hoʻoilina (legacy) of kūpuna like Hawaiʻiloa, Makaliʻi, Moikeha, Kamahualele, Kila, Laʻamaikahiki, Kahaʻi, Mau Piailug, and Sir Hekenukumaingāiwi (aka Hector) Busby, to name a few. It’s a vital body of information still LIVING in people today, and we add to it when we continue these practices. The Kai Nui, Kai Iki (Big Sea, Small Sea) designs speak to knowing one’s nearshore waters and the wider moana we all belong to. It is also a play on the ʻōlelo noʻeau (wise saying) “ʻIke i ke au nui me ke au iki” (Know the large and small currents), which means to learn the details of something in order to become well versed in it. This concept is central to navigation, where knowledge of currents both big and small is essential. These strands of knowing are not isolated, but woven together in practice. For example, Hawaiian navigators knew there were certain times of the year when conditions were optimal to leave Kealaikahiki (west Kahoʻolawe) on the current by the same name to travel on the aweawe (tentacles) of Kanaloa and reach Tahiti, where chiefs of different island groups would convene at Taputapuātea, Raiatea. These are the legacies we step into when we enter the kai (ocean) to swim, dive, fish, paddle, surf, and more. Let us honor those who boldly traveled these ocean pathways so we could live in our beautiful island homes today.

 

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