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Truly Made In Hawaii

Features 18 Local Artists

Waimea Blue
Ocean Art Gallery

Haleiwa, Hawaii

I want to share my 20 years of underwater odyssey and make a home for local artists.

My name is Akima Kai. 

I am the owner of Waimea Blue Ocean Art Gallery in Hawaii

20 years experienced Underwater photographer

Wood with Resin and digital art creator, available resin art workshop and breath holding work shop.


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My name is Galina Lintz

This month's featured artist

She enjoys painting in a realistic style so that the canvas scenes evoke emotions that allow her soul to travel.

Galina has a PhD in chemistry and she taught math for 22 years in public school. She really enjoys painting, paddle boarding, skiing and travel. 


Hawaii wood surfboard art from
North Shore, Oahu the World Surfing Capital

Best Gyotaku Artist: Naoki
Cutest Art: Meeknest
Local Wood & Marine Life: Christian
Unique Hawaii Art: Edualdo
Endless Wave: Jaime
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Hawaii Vivit Color: Galina
Magical World: Jerry
Texture Wave: Kit
North Shore Surfing Art: Garett
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Private Resin Class

North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii

Private classes are an excellent way

for students to get personal,

customized instruction by successful artist.

Maximum 4 people at the studio or the artist can visit your place.

Large group discount available.




Waimea means sacred water in Hawaiian. North Shore’s Waimea Bay is well known for its big surging winter waves and its iconic cliff jumping rock in the summer. The ocean comes in so many shades of blue but the color of the water here is different. For only a few times a day in the summer, Waimea Bay’s water turns super clear blue. This is where I always take my dogs, Waimea and Maui. When the water in the bay turns that special shade of clear blue, I call it “Waimea Blue”.


Hawai’i, while officially known as Hawaii, to the native Hawaiians it is known and pronounced with an okina (‘) between the I’s.

About our Owner and Ocean photographer Akima Kai

Akima Kai has been passionate about sharing her love of the ocean and mother nature thru her photography for over 20 years. She is an ocean photographer, mermaid model, freediver, skin diving instructor and tour guide.

She got her first underwater camera in 1999. Fascinated with the underwater world and marine life she found her passion to be in the saltwater. She has lived in Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Philippines. After 12 years of traveling the North and South Pacific Islands of Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Marshell Island, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa, Niue, she has finally found a place to call home here in beautiful Hawaii nei. While living in Hawaii she began free-diving and discovered it is the best way to photograph marine life.

She wants you to feel the raw and wild power of the Earth. She hopes her work will help you connect with nature and remind you who we share this planet with and that this is a place we need to do our part to save. Her photography showcases her journeys and adventures around the world capturing the true colors of the earth.

Her gallery has been her dream project. A place where local artists can share their love of the ocean and the beautiful islands of Hawai’i they call home.

Come visit us at Waimea Blue Ocean Art Gallery in Haleiwa, Hawaii and bring the Ocean into your life.

Akima Kai Artgraphy: Photography and Wood art availability are also at


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Located  in North Shore Marketplace

Oahu, Hawaii




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Phone: +1 (808)498-2218

Open 7 days

10:30 am -5:30 pm ish

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Tel. 808-498-2218

North Shore Marketplace

66-250 Kamehameha Hwy

D103 Haleiwa HI



Open everyday

10:30 am


5:30 pm


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