Holoholo with Nick Kapule

Nick in our 'Aukai cotton broadcloth shirt and Holoholo short.

With his sights set on bigger waves to ride and big ways to give back to his community, young waterman Nick Kapule shares with us how he likes to holoholo both in and out water. 

What does a perfect day of holoholo-ing look like? 

For me, a perfect day is spending time with my family in the ocean. We load up the truck with all the boards, search for the best waves on the south shore, then top off the day with homemade acai bowls while playing with our 18-month golden retriever, Pohaku  

Image By John Hook

What are you excited to try this year?  

This year I am excited to try big wave surfing. I’ve surfed my whole life but I’ve always stayed away from those big days at Waimea. With the pandemic, I started surfing more and more and I eventually want to work my way up to Waimea. I am excited to push the limits and surf bigger waves. I am also fortunate enough to have friends who do this and can help.  

What projects are you looking forward to? Why? 

I am looking forward to my laptop drive this year. In 2020 I started my own 501(c)3 Native Hawaiian nonprofit, Kapule Organization, to support the health and education of Native Hawaiians.

My goal is to level the playing field for Hawaiian students. During the pandemic when everyone got sent home, I saw there was a lack of resources for some kids. They couldn’t even attend class because they didn’t have the technology. These past two Christmas’ I did a laptop drive where I donated laptops to kids. I raised enough money to donate over 25 so far. I plan to do the same thing this upcoming year and expand my donations by partnering with Lenovo. With their support, I will hopefully be able to impact more people in our community.  

When the world opens back up, where are you headed? 

When the world opens back up, I am headed to Japan. Japan is one of my favorite places to visit. The culture, food, and experiences.  

Favorite hangouts in O‘ahu? 

One of my favorite hangouts on O‘ahu is Diamond Head Lookout. I love grabbing food nearby and eating it there. I can watch the surfers, sailors, and foilers pass by.

1 comment

  • Ron

    Nick, have you marked your calendar, Waimea Day Today. Meaning of course, you decided to reach higher for the Bigger Wave.
    Aloha, Ron
    Note: I know the North Shore. I used to live in Kahala area, also lived on Maui. Know Hana well. We are also Dog People, show doggies who have gone to the top from London to Sydney.

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