Inspired by the Elements that Surround us, our Signature H & 'Iwa Bird was Born; For more than a Decade it was only known as a Symbol. That Signature Symbol became the Bases and Foundation of our Company & with the Rise of Social Media people wanted to know what to call it & what it stood for.
In Hawaii, "H" is Present in many Words that Define us as Islanders, for Instance here are a few examples many can understand:
~'oHana - Family, ~ Holoholo - Cruise, ~ Hula - Dance,
~ He'enalu - Surf, ~ Hahai - Hunt, ~ Ha'aheo - Proud,
~ lokaHi - Unity, ~ Hawaiian ~ fisH etc,.
The "H" is also Present in how we express ourselves, simple example:
~ aloHa - Hello, ~ maHalo - Thanks, ~ a Hui Hou - Until we meet again,
~ HipaHipa - Cheers, ~ Hulō - Hurrah, ~Hā - Breathe of Life etc,.
The "H" also stands for where we are from, such as:
~ Hawai'i, koHala, kawaiHae, Hawī, Hamakua, Honoka'a, aHualoa, paHoa, Hilo, na'aleHu, laupaHoeHoe
~ laHaina, Haiku, Waihe'e, Hana, kaHului, Haleakalā, Honolua, kipaHulu, kiHei
~ o'aHu, kaHalu'u, kaHana, Hau'ula, kahuku, Hale'iwa, mākaHa, Kahala, 'āina Haina, kane'oHe
~ Hanalei, liHUe, kalaHeo, Ha'ena, anaHola, Hanapepe, kekaHa, wainiHa
~ ni'iHau etc,.
The Bird is an 'Iwa also known as the Great Frigate Bird. The 'Iwa Symbolizes the Knowledge of ones Environment & Surroundings, as it understands how to Navigate it's way through life by Understanding how to Read the Waves, Tides, Swell & Wind Directions. Like the 'Iwa, Hawaiian Islanders Possess this Knowledge & Understandings of these Conditions & Elements.
The 'Iwa is a Symbol of the 'Ike or of that Knowledge & therefore is thee Icon for understanding ones surroundings & how to successfully navigate through life.
The meaning of both the "H" & the 'Iwa Icons combined together is a representation of Who we are, What we are, What we do & Where we're from as Pacific Islanders.
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'IWA Surf Co. x H ICON 808 xo