DA LIFE Story
DA LIFE was the brainchild of a couple from Kauai. This husband and wife team defined their love of our ocean and Hawaiian waters with a brand. Being very involved with the local Outrigger Canoe paddling community, this was the water sport which initially represented DA LIFE.
Gear sales consisted of outrigger canoe paddles and accessories, which were sold at race and competition gatherings. DA LIFE partnered up with an outdoor activity company on the South Shore of Kauai and opened a retail section within that company’s check in office. Retail inventory quickly expanded to a broader selection of water sports and out door gear products, in addition to the establishment of attractive logo wear designs. The company gained a local Kauai following and became known as DA LIFE Outdoor Gear.
Sometime in 2009, Kauai Beach Boys, a company established at Kalapaki Beach since 1983, entered into a sales agreement with the owners of DA LIFE. DA LIFE Outdoor Gear officially opened its doors at a location adjacent to Kauai Beach Boys at Kalapaki Beach.
Since then, a small team of buyers from DA LIFE attend the Outdoor Retailer show each year. The Outdoor Retailer show brings together the latest in outdoor gear development worldwide. It is the biggest and best attended show in North America, where every international brand has a presence. It is also the show where we are on the lookout for the latest in new gear development.
DaLife Outdoor Gear
At DaLife we sell products that support your need for fun, adventure and nature time. We use our years of experience as surfers and adventure seekers to test, research and source some of the best outdoor gear on the planet. Visit our retail store location in Kalapaki Bay, Kauai or shop DaLife logo wear and outdoor gear online.
We are fortunate to live DA LIFE as we work and play in paradise every day. Our terrific team of outdoor athletes love the ocean and enthusiastically promote the DA LIFE lifestyle by sharing memorable, exciting experiences through our beach and activity concession, Kauai Beach Boys and our Waterfall Rappelling Adventure Company, DA LIFE Outdoors. We also offer unique catamaran cruises up the Huleia River, in Kalapaki Bay and in the Kauai Lagoons. If you are looking for a truly unique and memorable adventure on Kauai, at DA LIFE, we’ve got you covered!
“Live happy and be a good person – Krishan Yatagame (ambassador/team rider)
Manapua is the happiest cat on Kaua’i, Living “Da Life” one lazy day at a time.
When you visit DaLife store in Kalapaki Bay, chances are you will get to meet our beloved mascot, Manapua. Be sure to check out his Instagram page here: @manapuathebeachcat