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Hotel Street: home to de-facto legalised brothels and destination for thousands of horny sailors during World War Two. The brothels are gone; sex work criminalised and Chinatown has evolved into a whole new kind of entertainment locale. There’s the chic restaurants like Indigo; art galleries like Peggy Hopper’s; cafe-cum-nightclubs like Manifest and galleries-cum-nightclubs like Thirtyninehotel. High up on the red brick facade of the fancy clubs and bars, the darkened neon of the Hubba Hubba club’s sign still rests. Hubba Hubba closed in 1997 after 50 years of operation.

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Eddie Went

For only the 8th time in its 25 year history, the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational–a prestigious, invite-only– contest took place. The waves at Waimea Bay were massive, traffic was gridlocked, half the island skipped work. How exciting to be there and a part of history.

Congrats to Greg Long for winning it.

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