Reel 'Em InThe 47th Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament July 24 - 28, 2006 The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) is known around the world as the “Grandfather of All Big Game Fishing Tournaments”. This 46-year-old non-profit tournament was founded by Peter S. Fithian and six others to publicize Hawaii’s Kona Coast through the medium of a big game fishing contest. The HIBT has become a tradition in the coastal town of Kailua-Kona, located on the Big Island of America’s 50th State. Internationally recognized, the HIBT has attracted world famous celebrities like Richard Boone, Duke Kahanamoku and the Duke of Manchester. It has set the precedent for similar tournaments worldwide. The HIBT has brought anglers to Hawaii from around the world including: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Philippines, Africa, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Tahiti, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Canada and the Mainland U.S. The five day fishing tournament begins with the team registration and a tournament briefing for all anglers and boat skippers; followed by a “Boat Draw” in which team captains draw the names of the five different boats from which they will be fishing each day. Later that evening anglers get together for our fabulous Chef’s Night Meet-the-Teams Party, where the boat captains will meet the teams they will be fishing with. A variety of activities including island tours, historical trips and other exciting activities are scheduled for the wives, families and friends while the anglers are offshore seeking their thousand pound marlins (“Granders”). Five days of fishing and events for the anglers during the week include the Meet-the-Teams Party, a daily HIBT Raffle, the Crying Towel Party and finally the Awards Banquet at the beautiful Kona Village Resort. The HIBT has one of the best marlin hookup ratios of any tournament on earth. Come fish the flat waters of Kona and find out what World Class Big Game Fishing is all about!
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Are the Stars Out Tonight?The original Sunset and Stargazing Tour Since starting this outfit 23 years ago with an old Land Cruiser and a basket full of sweaters, my guides and I have had the enviable job of guiding nice folks, like you, to the beauty of Mauna Kea. For us, guiding Mauna Kea isn't a sideline or the greatest new visitor product. For us, its our passion, our responsibility and our pleasure. We invite you to experience, what is, quite possibly, the most dramatic and stimulating scenery to be found anywhere, either on or off planet earth. The Highpoints of our tour: Professional Guides: As the pioneer guide service on Mauna Kea we have over 35 years of combined experience. Luxurious Transportation: in our exclusive Van Terra vehicles, huge windows, coach seating, spacious Educational and Fun: Learn all about the islands geography, cultural and natural history from our experts. Fantastic Scenery: Strange cloudscapes, excellent photo opportunities, surreal landforms Sunset at the Summit: The most dramatic spectacle in Hawaii. Stargazing: Learn the night sky from Polaris to the Southern Cross and see the treasures of the night sky through our powerful telescope.* Trip Includes: Arctic style parkas with hoods, a Light Supper, Hot Drinks and convenient pick-up points, duration 7-8 hours * natural conditions permitting
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Sleep in the TreesDragonfly Ranch Hawai'i Bed & Breakfast Voted #1 by readers of West Hawaii Today, this unique Big Island romantic eco-spa “treehouse”, offers Healthy Pleasures that include communing with friendly wild dolphins, snorkeling, diving, labyrinth, yoga space, organic garden, lomilomi massage, birding, hammock, flower essences, far infra red sauna, wireless high speed internet -- hosting honeymoons, families, workshops and individuals... Enjoy "soft adventure"- where Aloha abounds - on the sunny Kona Coast
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Honor America's Fighting Men & WomenPearl Harbor Headquarters Home of the Brave - Hawaii's Exclusive WWII Battlefield Tour We will remain the land of the free as long as we are the home of the brave Your tour includes visiting all of the following locations Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Arizona Memorial Wheeler Army Airfield Schofield Army Barracks Fort shafter Punchbowl National Memorial Downtown Honolulu Home of the Brave Headquarters The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics (The Defense of Fort McHenry) September 20, 1814 By Francis Scott Key Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected now shines on the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner! O long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion A home and a country should leave us no more? Their blood has wiped out their foul footstep's pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved homes and the war's desolation! Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our trust." And the star-spangled banner forever shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
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Active.com and at Events. HCR 2006 September 24, Sunday Honolulu Century Ride - is Hawaii's oldest and largest cycling event, first established in 1981. Ride begins and ends at Kapiolani Park; and riders follow Oahu's eastern and windward shores toward their destination. Participants have the choice of riding 20, 25, 40, 50, 75 or 100 miles at their own pace. Sag wagons will patrol the course, looking for mechanical problems, and six aid stations provide mechanical support, and refreshments for riders. Finish area includes live entertainment, food, and booths. Join thousands of people on their bike for this premier event! 2006 marks the 25th anniversary of this premier bicycling event * It's a ride, not a race! The Century Ride is a family- oriented event in which participants ride at their own comfortable pace; * Participants have the choice of riding 20, 25, 40, 50, 75 or 100 miles; * The Century Ride has attracted as many as 3,800 participants of all ages and ability levels; * Aid stations are provided along the course, each stocked with chilled drinks and light snacks, along with medical and mechanical support. Also provided are "roving marshals" who patrol the route with medical and mechanical support; * Riders start and finish at Kapiolani Park, adjacent to the bandstand area. The route climbs over Diamond Head through Kahala, and follows Oahu's beautiful eastern and windward coastlines; * All participants receive a free Century Ride T-shirt (no T-shirts for late entries); * The Century Ride serves as a showcase for HBL's "Share the Road" philosophy. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of cyclists while on the road, and every precaution is taken to ensure their safety and enjoyment. Helmets are mandatory for all riders; * The Finish area is designed to meet the basic needs of returning riders and provides an environment conducive to their relaxation and enjoyment. This includes live entertainment, plenty of shade to sit or lie down in, and refreshments.
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Beyond the Blue HorizonWelcome to Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu. On the exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, this magical, tropical oasis captures the essence of Hawaii’s golden age. It offers seclusion without isolation, complemented by an award-winning sports club and spa and a private Jack Nicklaus signature golf course.
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Turn into a honey-ginger treatGrand Wailea Spa Grande Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea Resort is a celebrated trendsetter in relaxation, rejuvenation and wellness. Spa Grande is consistently recognized as one of the most luxurious spas in Hawaii and named among the Top 10 Spas in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure magazines. The 50,000 square foot, award winning Spa Grande offers unique spa treatments and exceptional service appealing to first time spa goers as well as repeat spa savvy guests. Uniting Thalassotherapy, Ancient Eastern and Hawaiian Philosophies, and Advanced Technology, Spa Grande addresses one’s inner and outer beauty simultaneously. Internationally experienced therapists carry out the more than 100 treatments, many uniquely infused with Hawaiian grown ingredients, including such signature therapies as: Seashell Massage, Haleakala Dream Bath, Volcanic Ash Facial or Wrap, Pohaku (Hot Lava Stone) Massage, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage, Signature Massage, Ali’i Honey Steam Wrap, Awapuhi (Ginger) Salt Scrub & Hot Wrap. For a more extensive listing of therapies and ingredients, please review our spa brochure. In addition visit our state of the art World Class Fitness Center for wellness consultations and personal training. Spa Grande Spa Packages Wailele (Waterfalls) (4 1/2 hours) 'Aina (Earth) (4 ½ hours) 60-minute Terme' Wailea Hydrotherapy 50-minute Pacific Seaweed Masque 50-minute Seashell Massage 50-minute High Performance Facial 25-minute Shampoo and Blow Dry or Men's haircut at Grand Design Salon 60-minute Terme' Wailea Hydrotherapy 25-minute Awapuhi (Ginger) Salt Scrub & Hot Wrap 50-minute Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage 50-minute Volcanic Ash Purifying Facial 25-minute Shampoo and Blow Dry ladies's or men's Haircut at the Grand Design Salon One meal voucher at Café Kula or Bistro Molokini Makani (Winds) (4 Hours) Wela (Heat) (4 Hours) 60-minute Terme' Wailea Hydrotherapy 50-minute Glycolic Oxygen Facial 50-minute Thai Cooling White Clay 25-minute Oxygen Hair treatment with Scalp massage 25-mimute Shampoo and Blow Dry for ladies or Haircut for men at the Grand Design Salon 60-minute Termé' Wailea Hydrotherapy 25-minute Hawaiian Salt & Ala'e Clay Scrub or Ali'I Honey Steam Wrap 50-minute Pohaku (lava stone) Massage 25-minute Simultaneous Scalp Massage & Foot Massage 80-minute Royal Pohaku Facial Lokahi (Harmony) ( 4 Hours) Spa Grande Treasures (5 Hours) 60-minute Terme Wailea Hydrotherapy 1-hour certified private session of Yoga, Meditation or Boxing 1-hour certified Spa Grande Fitness Training session 60-minute Terme' Wailea Hydrotherapy 50-minute Shiatsu or Thai Massage Terme' Wailea Hydrotherapy 50-minute Spa Grande Signature Massage 50- minutes Deep Cleansing Organic Facial 90-minute Grand Paraffin Manicure and Pedicure 25-minute Shampoo and Blow Dry for ladies or men's haircut at the Grand Design Salon Makani (Winds) (4 Hours) Wela (Heat) (4 Hours) 60-minute Terme' Wailea Hydrotherapy 50-minute Glycolic Oxygen Facial 50-minute Thai Cooling White Clay 25-minute Oxygen Hair treatment with Scalp massage 25-mimute Shampoo and Blow Dry for ladies or Haircut for men at the Grand Design Salon 60-minute Termé' Wailea Hydrotherapy 25-minute Hawaiian Salt & Ala'e Clay Scrub or Ali'I Honey Steam Wrap 50-minute Pohaku (lava stone) Massage 25-minute Simultaneous Scalp Massage & Foot Massage 80-minute Royal Pohaku Facial Luxurious Lavender For Two ( 3 1/2 hours) Romantic Interlude For Two (3-1/2 Hours) 60-minute Terme' Wailea Hydrotherapy 25-minute Lavender Body Exfoliation 25-minute Lavender Body Wrap 50-minute Side by side Crystals & Lavender body butter Massages 2 meal vouchers for Café Kula or Bistro Molokini 60-minute Terme' Wailea Hydrotherapy 25-minute Sandalwood Serenity Wrap 25-minute Romantic Hawaiian Specialty Bath for two 50-minute Side-by-Side Duo Massage Customize your Own Create your own spa package with 3 or more treatments and receive 15% off the individual prices.
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Imagine yourself soaring like a bird over breathtaking valleys on pristine Princeville Ranch. The Zip n’ Dip Expedition is an incredible adventure blending eight picturesque zipline crossings, a suspension bridge, and a stop at an idyllic waterfall swimming hole for lunch and fun! Harness up and climb into our adventure mobile for a short ride to the trailhead. Clip in and soar like a bird over breathtaking valleys and streams as you embark on a series of 8 zipline crossings. Walk through the tree tops and over a waterfall on a suspension bridge. After a short walk arrive at our hidden treasure: an idyllic deep waterfall swimming pool. Here lunch is served while you swim, jump, dive or just float around on inner tubes. This one-of-a-kind adventure combines the thrill of sailing through the air while getting a bird’s eye view of a Hawaiian jungle paradise. Princeville Ranch Adventures P.O. BOX 224 • HANALEI, HI 96714 TOLL-FREE 888-955-7669 PHONE 808-826-7669 FAX 808-826-7668
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Win the Ironman LotteryIf you are a triathlete, there is no bigger day in this sport than the Ford Ironman World Championship. It is the race that defined our sport as it came of age, and continues to be the defining race in our sport for any avid triathlete. To get to the starting line in Kona, you must either be very lucky and get yourself a spot through the lottery, or very talented, and win yourself a qualifying spot at one of the qualifying events held around the world. Tens-of-thousands of triathletes try to get one of those coveted Ironman spots every year. Only 1,700 succeeded. That means 1,700 "lucky" people get to test themselves on one of the biggest challenges the sports world has to offer ... 2.4-miles of swimming, 112-miles of biking, and a 26.2-mile marathon run through tough ocean waves, and challenging lava-covered terrain. While there are thousands of triathlons around the world, it is this one that truly defines the sport. It was this race, first run in 1978 as a dare by a bunch of Navy Seals that put triathlon on the world's sporting map. It is triathlon's Super Bowl, Wimbledon, World Series, World Cup, and Tour de France all rolled into one. What makes this event so unique is that "average" people get to compete alongside the best in the world. Ford Ironman World Championship Kona, Hawaii Date: 2006-10-21 Distance: 2.4 mi. swim • 112 mi. bike • 26.2 mi. run Registration Status: By Qualification Only
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Get Crowned the King (or Queen) of the SurfTriple Crown of Surfing Men's Contests OpPro Hawaii WHEN Nov. 12 - 22, 2006 WHERE Ali’i Beach Park, Haleiwa, Oahu WHAT A 6 star WQS contest and the first jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing WHO ASP's top WQS and WCT male surfers PRIZE PURSE $125,000 O'Meill World Cup of Surfing WHEN Nov. 24 - Dec. 6, 2006 WHERE Sunset Beach, Oahu WHAT A 6 star WQS prime contest and the second jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing WHO ASP's top WQS and WCT male surfers PRIZE PURSE $125,000 Rip Curl Pro Pipeline Masters WHEN Dec. 8 - 20, 2006 WHERE Banzai Pipeline, Oahu WHAT The final contest of the 2006 WCT and the final jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing WHO ASP Top 45 and at least two wild cards from a field of trialists. PRIZE PURSE $280,000 WOMEN'S CONTESTS OpPro Hawaii WHEN Nov. 12 - 22, 2006 WHERE Ali’i Beach Park, Haleiwa, Oahu WHAT A 6 star Women’s WQS contest and the first jewel in the Women’s Vans Triple Crown of Surfing WHO ASP's top WQS and WCT female surfers PRIZE PURSE $30,000 Roxy Pro WHEN Nov. 24 - Dec. 6, 2006 WHERE Sunset Beach, Oahu WHAT A Women’s WCT contest and the second jewel in the Women’s Vans Triple Crown of Surfing WHO ASP's top WQS and WCT female surfers PRIZE PURSE $67,500 Billabong Pro WHEN Dec. 8 - 20, 2006 WHERE Honolua Bay, Maui WHAT The final contest of the 2006 Women’s WCT and the final jewel in the Women’sVans Triple Crown of Surfing WHO Women’s WCT surfers PRIZE PURSE $67,500 FAQ I'm going to be on the North Shore on (fill in the blank) date, is the contest going to be running that day? The contest is held on the days when the surf is biggest and best as determined by the Contest Director. The Contest Director makes the call at daybreak, each and every day of the holding period. If we could tell you now when the waves are going to be biggest and best, we would be very rich!
Posted by juliemarg at 7/27/2006 04:40:00 AM
Drinks With A ViewHuggo's On The Rocks 75-5828 Kahakai Road Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 (808)329-1493 Fax # (808)329-7204 Casual Ocean Front Setting for Cocktails & Light Fare Located next to Huggo's Restaurant in Kailua-Kona on the west side of the Big Island (named "Hawaii") in the state of Hawaii. Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday 11:30a.m. - Until Closing Inside Music: 8:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. - Jazz / Blues - Sunday & Wednesday 9:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. - Piano Bar - Tuesday & Friday & Saturday Outside Music: 6:00p.m. - 11:00p.m. 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. - Hawaiian 8:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. - Dance
Posted by juliemarg at 7/27/2006 12:31:00 AM