Hawaiian Island Creations First Big Island Location to Open this Month

Media Release:

The Shops at Mauna Lani announced today that Oahu’s long-time favorite surf shop, Hawaiian Island Creations (HIC), will open its first Big Island location this month. The new 1,800-square-foot store located near Tommy Bahama is scheduled to open its doors by mid January 2011.

“Our goal is to provide a resource for local and visiting surfers to get the equipment they need,” said CEO Leigh Tonai, “while also introducing newcomers to the Hawaiian surfing experience unique to our islands.”

Founded in Kailua, Hawaii in 1971 by surfing brothers Stephen and Jimmy Tsukayama, HIC has provided Hawaii’s residents and visitors with quality surfboards, skateboards, clothing and accessories for almost 40 years. With its classic circular logo featuring a billowing volcano, palm tree and ocean waves, the HIC brand has built a reputation as an icon of Hawaiian surfing recognized throughout the world.  HIC surfboards, created by legendary shaper Eric Arakawa, have been ridden to three World Surfing Championships by the late Andy Irons.

In addition to HIC branded products, the new location will feature a fresh mix of clothing, accessories and hardgoods from the finest surf brands available, including Billabong, Hurley, Volcom, Quiksilver, Roxy, Vans, Dakine and more. “Whether in the ocean, on the beach, or just chillin’ island style, HIC has got you covered.  Enjoy the ride!”

About The Shops at Mauna Lani

The Shops at Mauna Lani is a premier resort shopping and dining destination on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. With new energy and momentum being created, The Shops at Mauna Lani is on a clear path to become “The Heart of the Community” and THE PLACE where “Kama‘āina Shop, Dine & Enjoy”.  For more information call (808) 885-9501, visit www.shopsatmaunalani.com, follow on Twitter (@TheShops) or Facebook.

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