Field Guide: Campbell Ave.

Take a detour off Kapahulu and discover bikes, surfboards and art.


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Photo: David Croxford


Art Attacks

Owner Larry Foster has been framing everything from local art, to family portraits, to violins, for 12 years. He specializes in koa frames, but his inventory includes pink glitter ones. He named the shop Art Attacks after hearing a woman gasp at a gallery. “I thought she was a having a heart attack, but she just loved the painting, so I said, ‘Oh you’re just having an art attack.’” 3389 Campbell Ave., 739-0909. 

Photo: David Croxford

RV's Ocean Sports

Don’t bother coming to RV’s early in the morning; it doesn’t open until 11 a.m. “We’re out surfing in the morning,” says owner Roy Vierra. “You have to surf if you run a surf shop.” RV’s Ocean Sports sells mostly used surfboards and will even sell your old board for you. “We try to make surfing affordable,” he says, adding they’ve been on Campbell Avenue for 12 years. The shop also sells new boards and stand-up paddling boards as well as leashes, bags and wax. If you’re a beginner, stop by the shop to arrange a surf lesson. 3348 Campbell Ave., 732-7137.



Photo: David Croxford

Diamond Head Yoga

Diamond Head Yoga is the brainchild of pro-surfer Randall Paulson and his business partner, Michael Harrison. “I’ve accumulated a lot of injuries and yoga helped me bounce back,” says Paulson. In June, they opened their own space in front of Paulson’s house. The studio even has an LED lighting system and recycled wood flooring. The studio’s instructors practice anusara and ashtanga yoga, as well as Pilates and pregnancy yoga. The studio holds 15 people and charges $12 per session, $20 for a week’s worth or $150 per year. 3312 Campbell Ave., 265-0949.


 Did You Know?

Most people associate James Campbell with the
Leeward area—Campbell High School, Campbell Industrial Park and the development of Kapolei. This sugar baron also owned the land that is now Kapahulu; he originally came to Hawaii in 1858. 



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