Kahana Bay

Kahana bay was once famous for Akule or "big eye scad". Spotters posted on high ridges overlooking the ocean would direct the fishermen below by signaling with their arms to tell them where the fish were moving. The calm waters of Kahana were ideal for this style of surround net fishing. Traditionally everyone in the valley would help pull nets ashore and would receive part of the catch in return. Fishermen would also share their catch with the elderly or people who could no longer help as they believed it would bring good fortune for their next catch. Between the boat ramp and Kahana stream used to be home to a fishing shrine dedicated to Akule which was called Kapa'ele'ele or "black tapa".

 

Amenities: parking, restrooms, showers, boat ramp

Activities: boating, surfing, fishing, swimming, camping