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Field Guide: Hawaii Kai

Hawaii Kai has its share of trendy boutiques, exceptional restaurants and outdoor activities.

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  Koko Head Triathalon Co., 7192 Kalanianaole Highway Hui Nalu Canoe Club Cha Cha Cha Salsaria, 377 Keahole St. Hawaii Kai Dog Park Split Obsession, 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy. Pacific Paws Doggie Resort & Spa, 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy.
Chad Seymour, son of owners Brad and Melisa, is a triathlete who repairs bikes at the store.

Photo by David Croxford

 
Koko Head Triathalon Co.
 
 
Hawaii Kai has been a favorite training ground for triathletes for years, which is why Brad and Melisa Seymour opened Koko Head Triathlon Co. in December 2006. The shop for bikers, runners and swimmers carries everything from road bikes to race apparel to energy bars. Bike mechanics and tri experts are also available. Koko Marina Center, 7192 Kalanianaole Highway, Suite C-121, 396-3300, www.kokoheadtrico.com.




Photo by David Croxford

Hui Nalu Canoe Club
Hawaii Kai-based Hui Nalu Canoe Club commemorated its 100th anniversary with a paddle around Oahu over Memorial Day weekend. Hundreds of paddlers participated in the three-day journey, which began and ended at Maunalua Bay, where the club is based. Its past members have included some distinguished Hawaii’s figures, including Duke Kahanamoku, Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole and Harold Castle. www.huinalucanoeclub.com.


Photo by David Croxford

 


Cha Cha Cha Salsaria



With a large dining area and a waterfront lanai perfect for live music, Cha Cha Cha Salsaria has seen business grow at its new location in the Hawaii Kai Shopping Center. But it’s the restaurant’s unpretentious Tex-Mex offerings, from jalapeno-and-cream-cheese- filled poppers to blackened fish tacos,  that keep patrons coming back. Hawaii Kai Shopping Center, 377 Keahole St. 395-7797, www.chachachasalsaria.com.

 

 
 
 
4. Did you know?

 

At press time, the Hawaii Kai Dog Park was scheduled to open on June 29 on Keahole Street. The off-leash park—a project in the works for more than three years—will be open daily from dawn to dusk. www.hui-ilio.com.



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