We only work with commercially proven wave generation technologies with rigorous engineering, redundancy, profitability and efficientcy. We develop with long term operations in mind.
Honokea is the initial developer of the only U.S. Wave Garden. We have over 6 years of experience working with the technological leader in wave pools, and we are uniquely staffed with both Operations & Development experts for the most expansive capabilities possible.
From Hawaiian Hospitality and F&B operations, to Surf Lagoon Safety and attraction management, submarines tours to waterparks, events and surf contests, the Honokea team’s diverse background makes them uniquely qualified to manages these developments in house
Attractions we have worked with and for:
Brian, the son of legendary waterman and big-wave rider Buffalo Keaulana, grew up on the beach of Makaha leaerning about surfing, diving and water safety from his Dad. Brian went on to surf some of the biggest waves on the planet and became the Lifeguard Captain for the West Side.
He developed new approaches to water safety in big surf and invented the equipment to support it. He was the first to use the jet ski in water rescue operations and invented the rescue sled that the ski tows. He was a founder of C4 Watermen where he used his understanding of watersports to help design and create a line of new ocean recreation products including an inflatable stand-up board and the world-famous SUPsquatch, a surfboard for six riders. Brian trains elite military units and lifeguards around the world and is the go-to-stuntman for Hollywood’s most dangerous water stunts. At home, Brian and his family, are well known for sharing their love of the ocean to inspire kids and adults from all walks of life.
Master architect Steve Yuen served as principal designer for Group 70 International, Hawaii’s premier design firm. Supervising over 3 billion dollars in projects throughout the Pacific, his large-scale work includes master plans and design for 21 large resorts, nine large residential communities, 18 commercial projects, and ten educational cultural and interpretive projects that focused on balancing urban expansion and mixed-use development and redevelopment.
Steve earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard. He is a licensed architect in both Hawaii and Massachusetts. A Hawaii native and avid waterman, his approach to projects is environmentally, culturally, and economically holistic. His style reflects values related to community and the importance of civilized social engagement.