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Story of Mahina Hawaii

Hawaii Island and Ocean Tours

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.


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.

a man swimming in a body of water giving a thumbs up

Connor Yost

~ Oahu lifeguard, first aid & CPR certified
~ Advanced open water scuba certified
~ Wilderness first responder
~ P2 Paragliding Certified
~ Bachelors in Business and Communication for UC Santa Barbara
~ Voted “ most likely guide to blow your mind with Oahu adventure” Mahina Hawaii 2022

Connor was born and raised in Southern California and in his free time, which is ALL the time, he enjoys surfing, paragliding, free diving, hiking, stand up paddling, cliff jumping, water fall exploring, skateboarding, mountain biking, trail running, scuba diving, free soloing, yogaing, meditating, wakeboarding, snowboarding, exploring, traveling, zip lining, star gazing, bon firing, dancing, flower smelling, gardening, speed walking, beaching, hammocking, off roading, solar eclipse hunting, dragon fruit eating, earthing, fly fishing, backpacking and chillaxing.

a man doing a headstand next to a waterfall

Chace Lewis

~Certified kiteboarding instructor
~Level one certified sailing instructor
~CPR/Lifeguard certified (6 years)
~Published Surf Photographer
~Watersports athlete

Chace was born and raised on a small island off the coast of New England. He has been “island hopping” around the world since he graduated from Eckerd College with a BA in visual art/photography. Subsequently, he has always been drawn to ocean sports surrounding the islands he finds himself on. Chace sold his mainland car to his little brother, explained to his parents he was finally moving to Hawaii, and hasn’t left since.

a woman riding a wave on a surfboard in the water

Nicole Mcgregor

~Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR certified
~Current student at the University of Hawaii
~Pilot student at Pacific Flight Academy
~Surfing instructor
~Avid adventurer

Nicole was born and raised on the West Side of Oahu living the outdoors lifestyle. At a young age she found a deep connect to the ocean and took every opportunity to explore the beautiful island. She is an avid surfer, skater, diver, hiker, & cliff jumper. She has taught surfing for the last 5 years, and is a very good surfer herself. She is currently a student at the University of Hawaii Manoa to pursue her Business Management degree, as well as a student Pilot at Pacific Flight Academy working on her Private Pilots license. She enjoys adventuring throughout our island, and loves to show her favorite spots she grew up going to all of our guests!

a man riding a wave on a surfboard in the ocean

Kaya Waldman

~ Free diving certified
~ Big Wave Risk Assessment Group certified
~ Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED certified
~ Big wave surfer
~ Website designer and creative media agency owner

Kaya is originally from the island of Kaua’i where she spent most of her time running through the jungle and playing in the ocean. Kaya spent a summer as a kayak tour guide in the largest navigable river in all of Hawai’i. She is passionate about Hawaiian history and environmental conservation. Kaya now lives on O’ahu to pursue her dream of surfing big waves. Kaya is a big wave surfer currently competing in the first ever all women’s big wave surf contest called The Red Bull Magnitude. She is a water woman at heart and spends almost every day in the ocean surfing, training, open water swimming, rock running, or free diving. She loves to cook healthy food and live a healthy lifestyle. Kids and the ocean are her greatest teachers and being the oldest of four siblings she absolutely loves spending time with kids. Alongside her passion for the outdoors, she is currently a student of University of Hawai’i. She is studying creative media and business. Her business is named Kealia Media, after her favorite beach where she grew up surfing. She says, “You can say the sea is part of who I am”.

Now that you know a little more about us…