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Our Story & Mission

Our Purpose

Mahina Hawaii was established by a loving family with a passion to promote a healthy lifestyle… This business was created from our hearts, with only the best intentions in mind. 

Our purpose is to reconnect you with the natural beauty of the outdoors, get back in touch with nature, and share with you lifelong memories that will last forever!

We believe that having a connection with nature, eating pure foods, finding movement, developing loving relationships and connecting with your inner soul is the foundation of total health. That is how we created Mahina Hawaii.

We want people to experience more than a tour; we strive for our guests to develop a deeper connection with us. Whether we are taking you surfing or paddling in the ocean, hiking together in nature, or jumping off a cliff, we want you to leave with a deeper connection and respect for the ocean and the land.

This business was created from our hearts, with only the best intentions in mind. We avoid giving people the average tour. We strive to offer a personalized experience while sharing our knowledge of Hawaii and Aloha with you.

Our Team

Ryan Hailstones selfie on a paddleboard in Hawaii

About Ryan Hailstones (owner and guide)

~ Certified nutritional health coach
~ Graduate of Kapiolani Community College
~ Competitive bodysurfer
~ Competitive paddleboard racer
~ Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR Certified

Ryan’s family first came to Hawaii in 1951. Growing up in Hawaii, he quickly adapted to the ocean and outdoors lifestyle. He started wave riding quickly after he was walking and developed a passion and understanding for Hawaii’s beautiful ocean.

With his roots planted deep in the rich soil of Hawaii, he developed a connection to the land and the local food he eats and prepares. He has helped many people regain their health through diet and lifestyle and has been passionately pursuing and living his dream of leading health adventure retreats.

Beccy Hailstones

About Beccy Hailstones

~ 200-hour registered yoga teacher
~ ACE certified personal fitness trainer & sports conditioning specialist
~ Competitive paddleboard racer
~ Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR Certified

Beccy was born and raised in Southern California. At the age of 18, she decided to move to Hawaii to pursue her dreams of being a water woman. She found a niche with stand up paddling, and turned it into a competitive career. She was quickly sponsored by Everpaddle, and won many racing and paddle surfing contests.

She met Ryan at the peak of her paddling career. They fell in love, got married and had a beautiful daughter named Hailee Mahina. Shortly after, they merged their passions together to create Mahina Hawaii.

Ryan Chapman surfing a wave

Ryan Chapman

~ Certified freediver
~ Certified ocean safety jet ski operator
~ Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR certified
~ Bachelors in Fine Art
~ Born and raised in Half Moon Bay, Ca.

Ryan grew up surfing, skating and snowboarding. He became a competitive surfer at a young age and was sponsored throughout high school and college. Ryan began riding big waves at the age of 15 which lead him to ocean safety courses at the local fire station and later an EMT course in San Francisco. Ryan has always had a connection to Hawaii, spending summers in Kailua where his mom grew up. He then moved to Oahu in 2007 to attend University of Hawaii, where is grandma also attended 30 years earlier. He has continued to take water safety classes and now lives with his wife and daughter on the East side where there is some of the island’s premier hiking.


Sheila Lee

~Wilderness First Responder and Lifeguard certified
~200 hr registered Yoga Teacher
~Bachelors Degree in Global Studies
~Masters Degree in Teaching and Education
~Big wave surfer and avid water-woman

Sheila was born and raised in San Diego California and has been coming to Hawaii since she was a child. In 2006 after graduating from UCSB, Sheila went on a surf trip to Hawaii and never took her return flight home. Sheila spent most of her 20’s as an adventure guide, taking both students and adults, on multi-day trips in both the mountains and the ocean. She has a passion for environmental education which stems from her connection and love of the natural world.

Sheila received her Masters of Education in Teaching at UH, Manoa in 2012 and has since worked as a teacher at various elementary schools in Hawaii as well as for many environmental education non-profits. When not leading trips with Mahina Hawaii, you can likely find her summiting a peak in the Ko’olau mountains or charging waves like Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu.


Evan Bentley

~Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR certified 

~Professional wakeboarder/wake surfer
~Cliff jumping extraordinaire 

Evan was born and raised in Michigan where he grew up waterskiing, wakeboarding and even surfing on the Great Lakes. He Graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Graphic Design. He has spent the past decade working in outdoor education all throughout the country and the past six summers as the Watersports Director at a camp in the Adirondack Mountains. When he’s not guiding adventures for Mahina Hawaii, you can find him in the ocean somewhere on the North Shore or hiking to epic waterfall cliff jumps in the jungle.


Steffi Ohashi

~Wilderness First Responder 

~Graduate from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 
~Bodyboarder, spearfisherwoman 

Living on the North Shore of Oahu, Steffi loves taking in everything that the island has to offer including snorkeling, hiking, bodyboarding, yoga and playing music while watching the sunset. (Sometimes all in the same day!)

Steffi was born in California where she started leading backpacking trips, diving, and doing everything and anything outdoors.  She then moved to Maui living off grid and sustainably spear fishing her own fish and growing her own produce while obtaining her bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaiʻi.

Steffi studied Hawaiian religion, culture, and language in college and is currently continuing her studies while applying for her masters.

She has a passion for the environment volunteering with local nonprofits leading beach clean ups, diverting waste from events, composting, and educating groups about marine debris, plastic pollution and sustainable living.

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