Aloha Friday – Twitter Edition

An Island Life thought that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting, too. On her blog she’ll ask a simple question for us to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. Then if we would like to participate, we can do the same. It’s called Aloha Friday!

So my question today is Do you Twit? I recently joined Twitter and is having fun with it. If you are on twitter, let me know your URL and I will follow you.

Don’t forget to go to An Island Life and visit other participants this Aloha Friday. And Kalani is asking this week what are we thankful for…

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Billabong Pro Maui – December 8 – 20, 2008

Here a video from last year (2007)


This women’s competition is the final World Championship Tour event on the 2008 ASP World Tour and will crown the 2008 women’s world and Vans Triple Crown champions.

Staged at Maui’s Honolua Bay, on the north-western tip of Maui, this is the only outer-island event of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Honolua is an incredible, peeling right-hander that winds off over a rocky reef/point, offering considerable tube-riding potential as well as multiple maneuvers. Because the break requires a large swell just to get started, it rarely gets stormy and unrideable – either too small to surf, or absolutely perfect if a solid swell is running. The headland above offers excellent spectator viewing and is undeveloped and picturesque.

Defending champion:
Stephanie Gilmore (Australia)

For additional info, go HERE (official Billabong)

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2008 HIGHLIGHT


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Pink Hibiscus

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Where In The World Is OGG? That’s the Maui Airport For Your Info

Have you ever wondered why the beautiful island of Maui has OGG as its airport code? I have, so I called the airport back in 1990 to ask that question. The first two people I spoke with had no idea, but then an old-timer got on the phone and told me it was named after a pilot by the name of Bertram J. Hogg (pronounced Hoag), who was a pioneer back in the day. See? You learned something new today! Here’s more…

The designation OGG was given in honor of aviation legend Capt. Bertram J. Hogg (pronounced Hoag), who is credited for being one of the frontier pilots who helped build the airlines of today in the Pacific.

When he first began flying passengers, Hogg, a Lihue native, flew Sikorsky S-38 amphibious planes that carried eight passengers. When he flew to Kona, he would land in the bay and outrigger canoes would come out to bring in the passengers.

He also made the first interisland commercial flight after the Pearl Harbor attack, on December 10, 1941, in a DC-3 to Maui and the Big Island.

Hogg logged his last commercial flight in 1968 in a DC-9 after 41 years in the aviation industry and 25,000 flying hours, most of it as a pilot for Hawaiian Airlines.

Capt. Hogg died March 30, 1992, at the age of 84.

*This post is written by my friend Lisa :)

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