natgeotravel: Ha'a Keaulana,
daughter of Brian Keaulana and the grand daughter of legendary Buffalo
Keaulana carries a 50 pound boulder while running across the sea floor
to train for surfing. Her father teaches surfers that they should train
for a four wave hold down in case of a wipeout in big surf. At 13 second
intervals between waves, that means about a minute of being held down.
It is one thing to hold your breath in a swimming pool for a minute and
it something completely different to swim down 30 feet, pick up a huge
rock and then run as hard as you can for a minute. Thanks to her
lineage, community and training, Ha’a is a true water woman from Makaha.
Hawaiians have saltwater running through their veins and epitomize what
it means to be connected to the sea.
Photograph by @paulnicklen.
She isn’t just running with a 50 pound rock, but she has three dudes acting as a drag! That is just…wow. holy hot damn!
Mera… queen of atlantis
found @ 26 likes ON 2019-02-13 02:33:04 BY ME.ME