Waimea Blue Gallery
Art Gallery in Haleiwa, North Shore,Hawaii
All About The Ocean
Photography by Akima Kai
Welcome to Waimea Blue Ocean Gallery
Located in Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and home to 18 different local artists
Phone: +1 (808)498-2218
Resin Art Workshops
North Shore, Oahu
Let's start learning epoxy resin to make your own art!
Step-by-step instruction to work with epoxy resin.
Teaching by a real epoxy artist
Includes all equipment you need
Reef Safe Sunscreen
Some of our favorite items here at Waimea Blue
Organic sunscreen. Handmade on the North Shore of Oahu and sold exclusively by Waimea Blue. Created by and for our underwater photographer Akima Kai.
THE STORY OF OUR NAME
WAIMEA BLUE GALLERY Hawai'i
Waimea means sacred water. 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 Bays’ 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 Gallery and bring the Ocean into your life.
Akima Kai Artgraphy: Photography and Wood art availability are also at www.AkimaKai.com
© Waimea Blue Gallery Since March 2019