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CATHARINE LO GRIFFIN has been writing stories about people and places in Hawai‘i since 1998. Catharine formerly served as Editor-at-Large at Honolulu Weekly, Founding Editor of Free Surf magazine, and Washington Bureau Manager, Researcher, and Editorial Assistant for WIRED. In 2020, Catharine was awarded first place for feature writing by the Hawai‘i Society of Professional Journalists for "Wild Ride," a story about a sailing canoe in the 750-mile Race to Alaska. 

In 2016, Catharine co-authored the report “he lono moku, the State of the Environment: Hawai‘i.” From 2010-2015, she was Communications Director at Blue Planet Foundation, where her work focused on public outreach for clean energy transformation. Catharine lives with her husband and daughter in Waialua on O‘ahu's North Shore, where she enjoys paddling at Manu O Ke Kai Canoe Club and volunteering with Wānana Pāoa, a sailing canoe that teaches young people about voyaging, Hawaiian values, and community-based resource management.


Hana Hou!, HONOLULU, Maui No Ka Oi, Civil Beat, Land & People, The Kahala, Ka Wai Ola, FLUX Hawaii, HAWAII, Honolulu Weekly, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Honolulu Star Bulletin, Free Surf Magazine, North Shore News, Huffington Post, Hawaii Island Journal, AOL Travel, Sherman's Travel, TravelAge West, AAA Traveler, Jetstar, Morris Visitor Publications, Hidden Hawaii Guides, Columbus Guides, Surfing, Drift, Trust for Public Land, Environmental Funders Group, Hotwired, WIRED