• Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

Three Local Boys Dream

Updated: Jul 17



On May 20th of 2020, Kainalu Surf Shop located in Nanakuli Commercial Center had its Grand Opening. Three friends who were born and raised in Nanakuli Homestead who grew up surfing, diving, and boogie boarding shared a dream of providing their community with a one-stop surf shop. They grew up with little to no places to buy surf shorts, diving gear, etc on their side of the island and they felt the need to change that by creating a service-first, affordable Surf Shop. Creating this space was not only a way to provide their community with merchandise but to connect and inspire the local youth to dream big. CNHA is a proud financial supporter of this local shop, "CNHA's support has been a huge help in our journey" says owner Chris. They offer great products, rental services, and expert advice on the best activities in the surrounding area. Craving Shave Ice? No problem, they have that too!



CNHA is a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified by the US Treasury Department and a HUD-Certified Housing Counseling agency. We provide access to capital, financial education, and individualized financial counseling services with a focus on low and moderate-income families.​ In alignment with CNHAʻs mission, the Council facilitates a $5 million dollar Loan Fund to support Hawaii-based small businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals gain access to loan capital.


Click here to learn more about our CNHA Loan Fund.

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