Kauai celebrations coordinated by the Kauai Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in honor of World Oceans Day.

Friday – June 7th, 2019 

Welcome all families with young children to Hanapepe, Kaua’i for Storybook Theatre’s ‘World Ocean’s Day’ arts event from 6:00 pm-8:00pm at Storybook Theatre 3814 Hanapepe Rd. Featuring costume parades, storytelling tents and large inflatable marine creatures (for children 2 years and above to enjoy). Event is FREE for ALL.

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary’s walk-in inflatable humpback whale and learning station at Kukui Grove Center, Lihue from 5:00-8:00pm. Event is FREE for ALL. (Jean.Souza@noaa.gov ) 

Kauai Society of Artists and Surfrider co-sponsor “Washed Up” a marine debris art show at Kukui Grove Center, Lihue. Opening night is June 7th 5:00-8:00pm. (Barbara Wiedner bwiednerrealtor@aol.com) 

Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa will host a beach cleanup from Shipwreck Beach down to the Pointe. Meet at County park at Shipwrecks. The clean up will last from 8:00-10:00am. (Diann Hartman diann.hartman@hyatt.com) 

An Interactive talk on the impacts of marine debris in the north western Hawaiian island at Princeville Community Center with Kristen Kelly, DLNR at 7:00pm. Sponsored by Kilauea Pt. Natural History Association. (Kathleen Viernes kathleen@kilaueapoint.org)

Saturday – June 8th, 2019 

Family Activities 

World Oceans Day Celebration – Educational activities and family fun at Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor from 10:00am-5:00pm. At 6:00pm there will be a free dinner and movie, “Sonic Seas”. Educational activities, booths and free sailing lessons. (Shale Shore & Kauai Sailing kauaisailing@gmail.com ) 

All families welcome to Storybook Theatre’s ‘World Ocean’s Day’ from 11:00am-4:00pm at All Saints Church Gym & Lawn. Young people will enjoy a free fun filled day of costume parades & performances by special guests including Janet Carafa, Cary ‘Monkey Man’ Valentine, fabric artist Evelyn Roth & Russell da Rooster. 

Where’s Mom? A play for keiki about a lonely monk seal performed at the Purple Striped Honu Theatre by the Keiki Korner Play Area at 10:30am, 11am, and 11:30am.

Enjoy an action station all about Albatrosses with Tana Ball, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge volunteer, at the Keiki Korner Play Area from 11am-2pm. Plus, Moli Artwork on display all week long by the Kapaa Elementary School 3rd grade class.

Visit Center Stage Kukui Grove Center, Lihue where Focus International Hawaii and Justin Pajela Photography will host a swimsuit model search. You can walk the runway, strike a pose and learn your modeling potential with great prizes from 3-6pm.

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary’s walk-in inflatable humpback whale and learning station at Kukui Grove Center, Lihue from 11:00am-2:00pm. This event is free. (Jean.Souza@noaa.gov ) 

Explore the bathymetry of the Pacific Ocean on a 25’x35′ map, watch seabirds in flight, or take a guided tour of the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse while taking in the beautiful views of the coast and HHWNMS at USFW Kilauea Pt. This event lasts from 10:00am-4:00pm with an entry fee of $10 per person for adults 16 and older. Children 15 and under are free. All Federal Lands Recreation passes are honored and available for purchase. (Jennifer Waipa jennifer_waipa@fws.gov) 

A Family Fishing Fun Day in honor of World Oceans Day and will take place on the Kāhili Quarry portion of the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kaua`i, HI from 8:00am-12:00pm. This program will give local youth (ages 5-17) and their families the opportunity to learn how to fish responsibly, learn about stream & coastal habitat conservation, fish biology and more. (Kathleen Viernes kathleen@kilaueapoint.org)

Bring the ohana for a free screening of “Aquaman” at Center Stage with new Bose Sound System, plenty of food & dessert choices for a fun night out! Kukui Grove Center, Lihue at 6:00pm.

Kauai Society of Artists and Surfrider co-sponsor “Washed Up”, a marine debris art show at the Kukui Grove Center, Lihue. The art show will take place from 10:00am-5:00pm. The exhibit will stay open from June 8th-June 29nd 10:00am-5:00pm. (Barbara Wiedner bwiednerrealtor@aol.com) 

Marine debris mural making at Nawiliwili Yacht Club. Co-sponsored by Kauai Sailing Assoc. and Surfrider takes place from 10:00am-12:00pm. (Monika Mira lucidhawaii@mac.com ) 


Open house showing of pavilion built in collaboration with Island School, Surfrider and ByFusion Inc., using ByFusion building blocks of shredded and fused waste plastic and marine debris. Open from 10:00am-2:00pm at Island School soccer field. (Carl Berg cberg@pixi.com) 

Beach Cleanups 

Surfrider Net Patrol’s massive marine debris removal in collaboration with Keoki’s Paradise and Duke’s restaurants. From Ninini Pt. Lighthouse to Ahukini from 8:30-11:00am. Meet at beach access parking lot at 8:15am. Best route is through Kauai Marriott, cross over first bridge, take next left before the second bridge, follow that road to its end at beach access parking lot. (Scott McCubbins smccubbins0401@gmail.com or 816 781-5883) 

Malama Maha’ulepu will be hosting a beach cleanup at Maha’ulepu from 9am-12pm. The gate will be open, we will be meeting in the parking lot. Please bring water, sunscreen, hats or other sun protection.

Malama Na Apapa (Take care of the coral reefs), Dive against Debris: In-water debris removal at Kapa’a reef behind the Kapa’a pool from 9:00am-12:00pm. Free scuba rental for certified divers. RSVP required, call Scott at 808-482-0683 by Thursday June 6th to reserve your spot. (Scott Bacon malamaapapa@gmail.com)

Friends of Kamalani will do a microplastics-sieve beach cleanup at Morgan’s Pond, Lydgate Park from 8:30-10:00am. (Tommy Noyes, 808 639-1018) 

Water Quality Testing – The Surfrider Blue Water Task Force will have our trained and experienced 35 volunteers out collecting water samples all around the island and processing the samples at the laboratory at Island School. 

Ocean Friendly Restaurants and Business Promotions: Members of Surfriders Ocean Friendly Restaurants Program will be offering World Ocean’s Day special discounts. Inquire where you see the blue OFR sign. (Ruta Jordans ofr@kauai.surfrider.org ) 

  • Oasis on the Beach in Kapaa: $2 discount on all drinks made with Maui Ocean Vodka on World Ocean Day 
  • Fresh Bite food truck in Hanalei: $1 off drinks if bring own cup 16 oz cup. 
  • Holo-Holo Charters will offer free reef-safe SPF 15 lip balm to anyone who comes in to office June 8th.