Crew Profile: Archie Kalepa

PVS Member Since 1992

HOMETOWN: Lahaina, Maui
PRIMARY DUTY: Rescue Swimmer
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Watch Captain, Safety Officer
Archie Kalepa is an accomplished waterman who has spent much of his life on the water surfing, paddling, sailing and keeping others safe. As a lifeguard captain, he helped develop new water rescue techniques, for which he earned the Eddie Aikau Waterman Award. He first started crew training with PVS in 1992 and has sailed to Tahiti on both Hōkūleʻa and Hawai‘iloa.

When aboard Hōkūleʻa, Archie looks forward to learning from and reading the ocean currents and water and sharing the message of Mālama Honua in the ports they visit.

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