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Kihe ka ihu ka ʻale[1]

(One who sneezes when the spary from the surf rises at the bow of the canoe)

This is said of one who braves danger with indifference


"Nothing in my 35 years at this campus has generated more goodwill 

 and warm feeling between BYU Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiian community."

BYU Hawaiʻi President - Eric B. Shumway


Iosepa is a 57 foot long waʻakaulua (double hull voyaging canoe) that is scheduled to sail every spring semester between four and six weeks. Our students learn about the ocean and see how closely the ocean is tied to Hawaiian culture by participating as crew members on Iosepa.

[1] Pukui, Mary Kawena, and Dietrich Varez. ʻŌlelo Noʻeau: Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings. Honolulu, Hawaiʻi: Bishop Museum, 1983. Print.