Birth Of Da Company
DA HUI was born in Hawai`i by a group of surfers, who were also known as the "Black Shorts". These men are extreme and proud native Hawaiians who believe in the protection and preservation of Hawaiian surfing, and will stop at nothing to defend it. Paddling out into the line up during the late 1970's, to stop professional surfing contests on the North Shore by non-Hawaiians. This was just the beginning of what would later become a noticeable force in the World's surfing community. Some feared us. Some hated us. But most respected us as these men stood up for what was right. Respect is earned. Not given freely.
Later, Da Hui's clothing formation began with Eddie Rothman, Bryan Amona, Kawika Stant Sr. and Clyde Aikau. These strong & powerful surfers decided to be independent in creating their own range of garments to promote the mo'olelo (story) of the Hawaiian people. Da Hui's design was focused on the strength and unity of the Hawaiian people - while intertwining fresh and creative designs into the product. Also, using the best quality material makes the brand known worldwide.
Da Hui continues to support local talent to travel worldwide, market our brand on a professional level and spread Da Aloha. Da Hui supports all the right things for the right reasons. We host all types of events to benefit the people of the islands and all around the world together to join us and have a good time with positive vibes. Our message is to secure what is rightfully and peacefully ours while creating a network of people to share in the spirit of Aloha.
HUI O HE`E NALU
The Hui O He'e Nalu, which literally means "Club of Wave Riders", was officially established in 1975 by a core group of North Shore waveriders to protect the rights of hawaiians and local surfers. Over the years, the club's atmosphere has become more family (or "Ohana") oriented with positive community related goals. Generally known as DA HUI (Da is Pidgin English for "the", and Hui in this instance meaning "club" or "clan"), the present members value Da Hui's traditions and are also great ocean sportsmen & women. Members are focused on the protection of the island's environment (both land and ocean) and for the Hawaiian culture & traditions.
The Hui O He'e Nalu has several community events during the year such as: Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in Memory of Duke Kahanamoku, Da Hui Pipeline Warriors, Da Hui Easter Egg Hunt, Hui O He'e Nalu Paddle Race, Da Hui Bash and Da Hui North Shore Beach Clean Up.
At this time the Hui O He'e Nalu is based on about 400 active members all living in Hawaii, Tahiti, or other Pacific Islands. Presently, Hui O He'e Nalu membership is welcomed but you must be sponsored in by a current member of 10 year or more membership. Club meetings take place on the North Shore every second Saturday of each month.