Writing the Wild Westside (Coleman’s Interview in Free Surf Mag)

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O‘ahu’s Westside has a deep tradition of being rough, rugged and Hawaiian. And for good reason. Author Stuart Coleman bore through the hype and stereotypes to research and explore the recent history of surfing and tradition at Makaha in his just-released book, Fierce Heart: The Story of Makaha and the Soul of Hawaiian Surfing. Coleman had an epiphany while working on his first book, Eddie Would Go: Story of Eddie Aikau Hawaiian Hero, and saw the compelling story of surfing and culture embedded at Makaha through the Keaulana ‘ohana and extended family. Now, he’s taking the story worldwide. Continue reading

Miraculous Meeting in a Sea of Junk

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  // By Stuart H. Coleman // Originally published in Sierra Magazine // On their three-month journey from Long Beach to Honolulu aboard the recycled Junk, Marcus Eriksen and Joel Paschal found plastic in the stomachs of fish caught in the mid-Pacific. “Plastic is forever,” Eriksen blogged, “and it’s everywhere.” On June … Continue reading

Surfrider Foundation Expands in Hawaii

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By Ragnar Carlson // February 25, 2009 // Originally published on Honoluluweekly.com Stuart Coleman, the writer and educator best-known for his 2004 bestseller Eddie Would Go, was recently named the first Hawaiian Islands Field Coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation, the California-based environmental organization dedicated to ocean conservation. He spoke with … Continue reading

A Movie in the Making

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Q&A with Rep. Neil Abercrombie By Stuart Coleman // January 28, 2009 // Originally published on Honoluluweekly.com NEIL ABERCROMBIE // Standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol with his Congressional colleagues last Tuesday, Rep. Neil Abercrombie watched as Barack Obama was sworn in as America’s first African-American president. Looking out … Continue reading