Edikt llc is based on the Garden Isle of Kaua'i. Surrounded by some of the best waves and wave riders in the world. We at Edikt are fortunate to have a front row seat at one of the most rewarding locations in the surf industry..
The Edikt paddle logo is inspired by Kamehameha I and the coat of arms in the center of the Kanaka Maoli flag. Which is made up of the Kahili and crossed paddles, representing the voyaging history of the Hawaiians..
The Edikt paddle logo is tweeked to represent the shift and unbalance witnessed by the indigenous people of Hawai'i. The broken paddle in the logo represents the first written edict of the Kingdom of Hawai'i..
In 1791 thousands of lives were saved thanks to the invocation of the Splintered Paddle. Kamehameha enforced the rule against protests from his followers and in the face of doubts about his ultimate success.
King Kamehameha's Law of the Splintered Paddle is revered among the people of Hawai'i as a symbol of protection and compassion.
As a young warrior Kamehameha was paddling a
war canoe with his men near the shoreline in Puna.
They came upon some commoners fishing on a beach and attacked them. All escaped, except for two men who stayed behind to defend a man carrying a child on his back.
During the struggle, the young chief's foot had gotten caught in the lava rock and one of the fishermen struck Kamehameha on the head with a paddle.
Twelve years later, the same fisherman was brought before Kamehameha for punishment. King Kamehameha instead blamed himself for attacking innocent people, gave the fisherman gifts of land and set him free.
The Kingdom of Hawai'i's first written law
E nā kānaka,
E mālama ‘oukou i ke akua
A e mālama ho‘i ke kanaka nui a me kanaka iki;
E hele ka ‘elemakule, ka luahine, a me ke kama
A moe i ke ala
‘A‘ohe mea nāna e ho‘opilikia.
Hewa nō, make.