editor-200x300Words spoken by the quintessential waterman and, without a doubt, Hawai‘i’s most recognized citizen. While thousands of tourists make their way to his bronze statue in Waikiki each day to pose with “The Father of Modern Surfing,” those of us who live here know that he was so much more than that. With 2015 marking the 125th anniversary of his birth, and February marking the founding of The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (ODKF), we couldn’t think of anyone more appropriate to put on this issue’s cover. Writer Karyl Garland was able to talk story with Fred Hemmings and others who were more than happy to detail their experiences with Duke. Read “Renaissance Man” in page 104.

In the spirit of accomplished watermen, we also profile Tim Guard. Aside from his wave-riding savvy, he also runs a tight ship at McCabe, Hamilton & Renny Co.—the last independent stevedore company in the state. Find more on him in “On the Waterfront” on page 40.

And it seems that the sea is a source of inspiration, no matter what industry you’re in. Nadine Kam sits down with avid art collector, gallery owner and authority on all things Hawaiiana, Michael Horikawa. In “From Frames to Fortune,” Horikawa points out one of his most prized paintings—a seascape by Lionel Walden—as a favorite, since it illustrates the exact view he observed from his mother’s house growing up. Find out more on page 86.

Also in the issue, you’ll come across vintage—both authentic and inspired—fashion finds, the latest in spring footwear, in addition to gym-esque accessories that’ll motivate you to get a workout regimen going (or at least look the part!).

But if you’ve already broken your “get healthier” resolution for the New Year, don’t sweat it—stoke your wanderlust instead. From hot-air ballooning in Scottsdale to taking the ultimate Explorer’s Club journey, there are plenty of travel ideas in this issue to get you out of hibernation mode. And if a food trip is more of what you had in mind, we have that covered as well. Take your pick from a caviar sampling at La Mer, fresh seafood at Turtle Bay’s fine dining restaurant, Pa‘akai, or French fare at La Bourgogne on the Big Island. Get the lowdown in our Savor section starting on page 158. Enjoy the issue!