Oh, We’re Going to Hukilau Beach!
Posted by Jody on March 9, 2012
Aloha! If you have been to Hawaii, you may have stayed at a beachy resort. Hawaiian resorts often offer lots of cultural activities for their guests, and one of the customary workshops is a hula lesson. If you’ve taken those hula lessons, you may have danced to the Hukilau Song. I know we have!
Hukilau Beach Park was a really fun find for us. We didn’t know there was a beach named for the “hukilau,” an ancient Hawaiian way of fishing that involves a large number of people casting a net from the shore. We found Hukilau Beach on the (almost obligatory) Circle Island Tour that we tourists tend to drive on each visit to Oahu! Hukilau Beach, located on Lā′ie Bay, is a beautiful stretch of sand with absolutely gorgeous island vistas. It’s the ultimate, peaceful setting to have a picnic beneath windswept trees. Take a break along the way and enjoy the postcard perfect panorama.
The Hukilau Song
Oh we’re going to a Hukilau
A huki huki huki huki Hukilau
Everybody loves the Hukilau
Where the laulau is the kaukau at the lû`au
We throw our nets out into the sea
And all the `ama`ama come a-swimming to me
Oh, we’re going to a Hukilau
A huki huki huki Hukilau
What a beautiful day for fishing
That old Hawaiian way
Where the Hukilau nets are swishing
Down in old Lâ`ie bay
~Music and Lyrics by Jack Owens ©1948