Santa Comes To Kalapaki

The sound of the pu and the silhouettes of canoes coming in on a swell against the sun marked the arrival of Santa and his paddling elves Christmas Eve at Kalapaki Beach. When his double-hulled canoe landed onshore, thanks to the help of paddlers from Niumalu, a sandy Santa greeted keiki waiting in line and gave them each a chance to put in their Christmas gift wish list.

Photos by Amanda C. Gregg