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Ka‘iulani Murphy

Ka‘iulani Murphy

Waimea-grown Ka‘iulani Murphy served as an apprentice navigator on her first voyage with Hōkūle‘a, from Tahiti to Hawai‘i, in 2000. She continues to learn from extraordinary mentors and shares her love of voyaging with University of Hawai‘i students.


Photo: John Bilderback

In Their Wake: A Journey From Tahiti to Hawai‘i

Jun 9, 2017 June 9, 2017

I wipe tears from my cheek just as an electrical charge pulses through my body. My eyes are immediately drawn to a blue streak of light that flashes between my bicep and forearm. I let go of the mast cleat and exchange puzzled glances with fellow crewmembers. An ear-piercing clap… Read More