Ko Olina Resort
Ko Olina Resort is a 642-acre master-planned vacation and residential community on the leeward coast of Oahu, 17 miles west of Honolulu. Ko Olina has 2 miles of coastal frontage and includes three natural and four man-made lagoons with white-sand beaches, it is home to four hotel and vacation-club resorts: Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club, The Ko Olina Beach Villas and The Four Seasons at Ko Olina, as well as several resort condominiums and villa homes. The JW Marriott at Ko Olina occupied The Four Seasons property. An Atlantis Resort, similar to Atlantis Dubai, is being designed as an international destination for millennial travelers; the property is planned to be adjacent to the condominiums located on lagoon two. Major events hosted at Ko Olina Resort include the LPGA Lotte Championship, the Ko Olina Children's Film & Music Festival and the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. Ko Olina is part of an original royal land division that extended from the waters off Pearl Harbor to the summit of the Waianae Mountains.
The area was a sacred place used for rest and relaxation by Hawaiian chiefs, like Kakuhihewa, Hawaiian royalty. Kamehameha the Great and his wife Ka’ahumanu were frequent visitors, bathing in the protected water of its reef-sheltered coves and participating in religious ceremonies. Hawaii's last monarch, Lili’uokalani came to Ko Olina for time away; the industrialist James Campbell helped develop much of the Ewa Plain. In the late 1800s, after purchasing 41,000 acres of arid, barren land, he had water wells drilled for irrigation and built a plantation for sugar-cane production. In the 1930s, his daughter Alice Kamokila Campbell moved to what was a secluded shore in the area. During World War II, Ms. Campbell allowed her property at Ko Olina, which she called Lanikuhonua, to serve as a recreational retreat for army and navy servicemen. In the mid 1980s, Hawaii developer Herbert Horita and his Japanese investment partner, Takeshi Sekiguchi, purchased the Ko Olina Resort property and entitled and built the four man-made lagoons, marina basin, golf course and all infrastructure.
After the Japanese real-estate bubble burst in the early 1990s, development at the resort stopped after the completion of the golf course, a resort condominium and just one hotel, the Ihilani Resort & Spa and is now the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. In 1998 developer Jeffrey Stone, President of The Resort Group, partners bought the property from Herbert Horita's lender, The Industrial Bank of Japan, began its revival. To date they have added two vacation resorts, Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. 150 additional long- and short-term rentals are managed by owners directly or through authorized agents. In 2013, Kona Private Capital Group, an investment firm funded by Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners, announced $150 million of residential acquisition and development in the Ko Olina and Kapolei neighborhoods. Stone and partners have added a full-service marina. 50 percent of the 642-acre resort is developed
Oʻahu, known as "The Gathering Place", is the third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It is home to one million people—about two-thirds of the population of the U. S. state of Hawaiʻi. The state capital, Honolulu, is on Oʻahu's southeast coast. Including small associated islands such as Ford Island and the islands in Kāneʻohe Bay and off the eastern coast, its area is 596.7 square miles, making it the 20th-largest island in the United States. Oʻahu is 44 miles long and 30 miles across, its shoreline is 227 miles long. The island is composed of two separate shield volcanoes: the Waiʻanae and Koʻolau Ranges, with a broad "valley" or saddle between them; the highest point is Kaʻala in the Waiʻanae Range, rising to 4,003 feet above sea level. The island was home to 953,207 people in 2010. Oʻahu has for a long time been known as the "Gathering Place"; the term Oʻahu has no confirmed meaning in Hawaiian, other than that of the place itself. Ancient Hawaiian tradition attributes the name's origin in the legend of Hawaiʻiloa, the Polynesian navigator credited with discovery of the Hawaiian Islands.
The story relates. Residents of Oʻahu refer to themselves as no matter their ancestry; the city of Honolulu—largest city, state capital, main deepwater marine port for the State of Hawaiʻi—is located here. As a jurisdictional unit, the entire island of Oʻahu is in the Honolulu County, although as a place name, Honolulu occupies only a portion of the southeast end of the island. Well-known features found on Oʻahu include Waikīkī, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Kāneʻohe Bay, Kailua Bay, North Shore. While the entire island is the City and County of Honolulu, locals identify settlements using town names (generally those of the Census Designated Places, consider the island to be divided into various areas, which may overlap; the most accepted areas are the "City", "Town" or "Town side", the urbanized area from Halawa to the area below Diamond Head, "West Oʻahu," which goes from Pearl Harbor to Kapolei, ʻEwa and may include the Mākaha and Waiʻanae areas. These terms are somewhat flexible, depending on the area in which the user lives, are used in a general way, but residents of each area identify with their part of the island those outside of widely-known towns.
For instance, if locals are asked where they live, they would reply "Windward Oʻahu" rather than "Lāʻie". Being diamond-shaped, surrounded by ocean and divided by mountain ranges, directions on Oʻahu are not described with the compass directions found throughout the world. Locals instead use directions using Honolulu as the central point. To go ʻewa means traveling toward the western tip of the island, "Diamond Head" is toward the eastern tip, mauka is inland and makai toward the sea; when these directions became common, Diamond Head was the eastern edge of the primary populated area. Today, with a much larger populace and extensive development, the mountain itself is not to the east when directions are given, is not to be used as a literal point of reference—to go "Diamond Head" is to go to the east from anywhere on the island. Oʻahu is known for having the longest rain shower in history, which lasted for 200 consecutive days. Kāneʻohe Ranch, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi reported 247 straight days with rain from August 27, 1993 to April 30, 1994.
The island has many nicknames one of them being "rainbow state." This is. The average temperature in Oʻahu is around 70–85 °F and the island is the warmest in June through October; the weather during the winter is cooler, but still warm with an average temperature of 68–78 °F. The windward side is known for some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Lanikai Beach on the windward coast of Oʻahu has been ranked among the best beaches in the world; the island has been inhabited since at least 3rd century A. D; the 304-year-old Kingdom of Oʻahu was once ruled by the most ancient aliʻi in all of the Hawaiian Islands. The first great king of Oʻahu was Maʻilikūkahi, the lawmaker, followed by many generation of monarchs. Kualiʻi was the first of the warlike kings. In 1773, the throne fell upon the son of Elani of Ewa. In 1783, Kahekili II, King of Maui, conquered Oʻahu and deposed the reigning family and made his son, Kalanikūpule, king of Oʻahu. Kamehameha the Great would conquer in the mountain Kalanikūpule's force in the Battle of Nuʻuanu.
Kamehameha founded the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi with the conquest of Oʻahu in 1795. Hawaiʻi would not be unified until the islands of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau surrendered under King Kaumualiʻi in 1810. Kamehameha III moved his capital from Lāhainā, Maui to Honolulu, Oʻahu in 1845. ʻIolani Palace, built by other members of the royal family, is still standing, is the only royal palace on American soil. Oʻahu was apparent
Meg Mallon is an American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1987 and won 18 LPGA Tour events, including four major championship, during her career. Mallon was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017. Mallon was born in Massachusetts, she started playing golf at the age of 7. She won the Michigan Amateur Championship title in 1983, she attended Mercy High School in Michigan. She attended Ohio State University, where she earned All-Conference honors from 1984–85 and was the runner-up at the 1985 Big Ten Championship. Mallon joined the LPGA Tour in 1987, her breakthrough year was 1991. Two of her victories were majors, the Mazda LPGA Championship and the U. S. Women's Open, she was named Female Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America and Most Improved Player by Golf Digest. Mallon would win two more majors, the du Maurier Classic in 2000 and her second U. S. Women's Open in 2004, she won the season-ending ADT Championship in 2003. She won a total of 18 events on the tour, including four major championships.
She had nine top-10 placings on the money list, her best being second in 1991. Mallon played for the United States in the Solheim Cup eight times: in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, she served as an assistant team captain in 2009. She is the team captain in 2013. Mallon was inducted into the Ohio State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996, the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2002, the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2008, she was recognized during the LPGA's 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA's top-50 players and teachers. She was a non-voting member of the LPGA Tour Player Executive Committee in 1999, 2004, 2008. Mallon announced her retirement from professional golf on July 7, 2010, shortly before the start of the 2010 U. S. Women's Open, she was inducted into the Palm Beach County Hall of Fame in 2011. In 2003 during the second round of the Welch's/Fry's Championship, Mallon became the first player in LPGA history to shoot a 60, one stroke off the LPGA Tour's all-time record of 59 set by Annika Sörenstam in 2001.
She is tied for second in the LPGA's all-time records for most career aces. LPGA Tour playoff record 1998 JCPenney Classic 2014 Walgreens Charity Championship ^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001. DNP = did not play. CUT = missed the half way cut. "T" indicates a tie for a place. Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish. Starts – 84 Wins – 4 2nd-place finishes – 4 3rd-place finishes – 2 Top 3 finishes – 10 Top 5 finishes – 16 Top 10 finishes – 20 Top 25 finishes – 41 Missed cuts – 17 Most consecutive cuts made – 24 Longest streak of top-10s – 2 Professional Solheim Cup: 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005 World Cup: 2005 Handa Cup: 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 List of golfers with most LPGA Tour wins List of golfers with most LPGA major championship wins Meg Mallon at the LPGA Tour official site Meg Mallon at the Legends Tour official site Meg Mallon bio at about.com
Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, having received statehood on August 21, 1959. Hawaii is the only U. S. state located in Oceania, the only U. S. state located outside North America, the only one composed of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean; the state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian archipelago, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles. At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight main islands are—in order from northwest to southeast: Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe and the Island of Hawaiʻi; the last is the largest island in the group. The archipelago is ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania. Hawaii's diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers and volcanologists.
Because of its central location in the Pacific and 19th-century labor migration, Hawaii's culture is influenced by North American and East Asian cultures, in addition to its indigenous Hawaiian culture. Hawaii has over a million permanent residents, along with many visitors and U. S. military personnel. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu. Hawaii is the 8th-smallest and the 11th-least populous, but the 13th-most densely populated of the 50 U. S. states. It is the only state with an Asian plurality; the state's oceanic coastline is about 750 miles long, the fourth longest in the U. S. after the coastlines of Alaska and California. The state of Hawaii derives its name from the name of Hawaiʻi. A common Hawaiian explanation of the name of Hawaiʻi is that it was named for Hawaiʻiloa, a legendary figure from Hawaiian myth, he is said to have discovered the islands. The Hawaiian language word Hawaiʻi is similar to Proto-Polynesian *Sawaiki, with the reconstructed meaning "homeland". Cognates of Hawaiʻi are found in other Polynesian languages, including Māori and Samoan.
According to linguists Pukui and Elbert, "lsewhere in Polynesia, Hawaiʻi or a cognate is the name of the underworld or of the ancestral home, but in Hawaii, the name has no meaning". A somewhat divisive political issue arose in 1978 when the Constitution of the State of Hawaii added Hawaiian as a second official state language; the title of the state constitution is The Constitution of the State of Hawaii. Article XV, Section 1 of the Constitution uses The State of Hawaii. Diacritics were not used because the document, drafted in 1949, predates the use of the ʻokina and the kahakō in modern Hawaiian orthography; the exact spelling of the state's name in the Hawaiian language is Hawaiʻi. In the Hawaii Admission Act that granted Hawaiian statehood, the federal government recognized Hawaii as the official state name. Official government publications and office titles, the Seal of Hawaii use the traditional spelling with no symbols for glottal stops or vowel length. In contrast, the National and State Parks Services, the University of Hawaiʻi and some private enterprises implement these symbols.
No precedent for changes to U. S. state names exists since the adoption of the United States Constitution in 1789. However, the Constitution of Massachusetts formally changed the Province of Massachusetts Bay to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1780, in 1819, the Territory of Arkansaw was created but was admitted to statehood as the State of Arkansas. There are eight main Hawaiian islands; the island of Niʻihau is managed by brothers Bruce and Keith Robinson. Access to uninhabited Kahoʻolawe island is restricted; the Hawaiian archipelago is located 2,000 mi southwest of the contiguous United States. Hawaii is the southernmost U. S. the second westernmost after Alaska. Hawaii, like Alaska, does not border any other U. S. state. It is the only U. S. state, not geographically located in North America, the only state surrounded by water and, an archipelago, the only state in which coffee is commercially cultivable. In addition to the eight main islands, the state has many smaller islets. Kaʻula is a small island near Niʻihau.
The Northwest Hawaiian Islands is a group of nine small, older islands to the northwest of Kauaʻi that extend from Nihoa to Kure Atoll. Across the archipelago are around 130 small rocks and islets, such as Molokini, which are either volcanic, marine sedimentary or erosional in origin. Hawaii's tallest mountain Mauna Kea is 13,796 ft above mean sea level; the Hawaiian islands were formed by volcanic activity initiated at an undersea magma source called the Hawaii hotspot. The process is continuing to build islands; because of the hotspot's location, all active land volcanoes are located on the southern half of Hawaii Island. The newest volcano, Lōʻihi Seamount, is located south of the coast of Hawaii Island; the last volcanic eruption outside Hawaii Island occurred
The Ladies Professional Golf Association is an American organization for female professional golfers. The organization is headquartered at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, is best known for running the LPGA Tour, a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. Other "LPGAs" exist in other countries, each with a geographical designation in its name, but the U. S. organization is the first and best known. The LPGA is an organization for female club and teaching professionals; this is different from the PGA Tour, which runs the main professional tours in the U. S. and, since 1968, has been independent of the club and teaching professionals' organization, the PGA of America. The LPGA administers an annual qualifying school similar to that conducted by the PGA Tour. Depending on a golfer's finish in the final qualifying tournament, she may receive full or partial playing privileges on the LPGA Tour. In addition to the main LPGA Tour, the LPGA owns and operates the Symetra Tour the Futures Tour, the official developmental tour of the LPGA.
Top finishers at the end of each season on that tour receive playing privileges on the main LPGA Tour for the following year. In its 70th season in 2019, the LPGA is the oldest continuing women's professional sports organization in the United States, it was founded in 1950 by a group of 13 golfers: Alice Bauer, Patty Berg, Bettye Danoff, Helen Dettweiler, Marlene Bauer Hagge, Helen Hicks, Opal Hill, Betty Jameson, Sally Sessions, Marilynn Smith, Shirley Spork, Louise Suggs, Babe Zaharias. The LPGA succeeded the WPGA, founded in 1944 but stopped its limited tour after the 1948 season and ceased operations in December 1949. In 2001, Jane Blalock's JBC Marketing established the Women's Senior Golf Tour, now called the Legends Tour, for women professionals aged 45 and older; this is affiliated with the LPGA, but is not owned by the LPGA. Michael Whan became the eighth commissioner of the LPGA in October 2009, succeeding the ousted Carolyn Bivens. Whan is a former marketing executive in the sporting goods industry.
After a lawsuit filed by golfer Lana Lawless, the rules were changed in 2010 to allow transgender competitors. In 2013, trans woman Bobbi Lancaster faced local scorn for attempting playing in Arizona's Cactus Tour and attempting to qualify in the LPGA Qualifying Tournament. In 2010, total official prize money on the LPGA Tour was $41.4 million, a decrease of over $6 million from 2009. In 2010 there were 24 official tournaments, down from 28 in 2009 and 34 in 2008. Despite the loss in total tournaments, the number of tournaments hosted outside of the United States in 2010 stayed the same, as all four lost tournaments had been hosted in the United States. By 2016, the number of tournaments had risen to 33 with a record-high total prize money in excess of $63 million. In its first four decades, the LPGA Tour was dominated by American players. Sandra Post of Canada became the first player living outside the United States to gain an LPGA tour card in 1968; the non-U. S. Contingent is now large; the last time an American player topped the money list was in 1993, the last time an American led the tour in tournaments won was in 1996, from 2000 through 2009, non-Americans won 31 of 40 major championships.
One of the notable trends seen in the early 21st century in the LPGA is the rise and dominance of Korean golfers. Se Ri Pak's early success in the LPGA sparked the boom in Korean women golfers on the LPGA Tour. In 2009, there were 122 non-Americans from 27 countries on the tour, including 47 from South Korea, 14 from Sweden, 10 from Australia, eight from the United Kingdom, seven from Canada, five from Taiwan, four from Japan. Of the 33 events in 2006, a total of 11 were won by Koreans and only seven were won by Americans. In 2007, Americans saw a relative resurgence. For the first time since 2000, two Americans won majors In 2008, Americans grew in dominance, winning 9 of 34 events, tied with Koreans, but no majors, one of, won by a Mexican player, one by Taiwanese player, the other two by teenage Korean players In 2009, Americans won 5 of 28 official events, including one major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship while Koreans won 11 events Most of the LPGA Tour's events are held in the United States.
In 2010, two tournaments were played in Mexico and one each in Singapore, France, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan. Unofficial events were held in Brazil and Jamaica. In 2011, the unofficial Jamaica event was dropped and a tournament in Mexico was canceled months in advance over security concerns; the Women's British Open rotated from England to Scotland and all other countries retained their tournaments. In addition, events were added in China and Taiwan, while the biennial USA–Europe team competition, the Solheim Cup was played in Ireland. Five of the tournaments held outside North America are co-sanctioned with other professional tours; the Ladies European Tour co-sanctions the Women's British Open, The Evian Championship in France, the Women's Australian Open. The other two co-sanctioned events—the LPGA Hana Bank Championship and Mizuno Classic —are held during the tour's autumn swing to Asia; the LPGA's annual major championships are: ANA Inspiration U. S. Women's Open Women's PGA Ch
Catriona Isobel Matthew is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the US-based LPGA Tour and is a member of the Ladies European Tour. Catriona Lambert was born in Edinburgh, grew up in North Berwick, she learned to play golf on North Berwick West Links in the town. She had a successful junior and amateur career, becoming Scottish Girls champion in 1986 and Scottish Under-21 Stroke Play champion in 1988 and 1989, she captured the Scottish Amateur title in 1991, 1993 and 1994, the British Amateur title in 1993. She is a two time winner of the St Rule Trophy played at St. Andrews, she was a member of the 1992 and 1994 Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup teams. She graduated from the University of Stirling in 1992 having studied accountancy, this being one of a few British universities offering golf scholarships. Matthew qualified for the LPGA Tour by tying for fifth at the 1994 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1995 season, she soon established herself on the Tour, her best seasons were 2001 and 2005, when she finished tenth on the money list.
Matthew qualified for the Ladies European Tour in 1995 and plays several events on that tour each season. She won her maiden professional tournament at the Holden Women's Australian Open in 1996, she won the 1998 McDonald's WPGA Championship on the Ladies European Tour. She was a member of the 1998 Solheim Cup Team and first reserve for the 2000 matches held in her native Scotland; when Helen Alfredsson hurt her wrist she was called into the team but Alfredsson recovered and Matthew did not play. She was somewhat controversially left out of the 2002 Solheim Cup team but was a captain's pick for the 2003 team, gaining the Cup winning point, she was a captain's pick for the 2005 team as well. She qualified outright for the 2009 and 2011 Solheim Cup teams, she teamed with Janice Moodie to represent Scotland at the 2005 and 2006 Women's World Cup of Golf. and was a member of the victorious International team captained by Annika Sörenstam in the inaugural Lexus Cup. She won the 2007 Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika.
In January 2009, she won the inaugural HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup 2009, an unofficial LPGA event with a field of 14 LPGA players and a Brazilian national amateur. Matthew was five months pregnant with her second child at the time of the victory. On 2 August 2009 at Royal Lytham & St Annes, Matthew won the Ricoh Women's British Open with a final score of 3-under-par over second-place finisher Karrie Webb, it was her first win in a major tournament. The victory came 11 weeks, she was the first player from Scotland to win a women's major golf tournament. On 13 November 2011, Matthew won her fourth LPGA title at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico. At the 2013 LPGA Championship, Matthew finished runner-up after losing a sudden-death playoff against the world number one Inbee Park. Matthew and Park finished the tournament tied together at five-under-par, with Matthew coming from seven strokes behind Park at the start of the final round. In the playoff, they both parred the first two extra holes, but Matthew lost out on the third extra hole when Park made birdie.
In July 2016, Matthew was named as a vice-captain for the 2017 Solheim Cup but ended up playing in the match after an injury to Suzann Pettersen. On 21 September 2017, Matthew was announced as captain for the 2019 Solheim Cup, which will take place at Gleneagles. Matthew's husband Graeme is her caddy and in January 2007 they had their first child, a daughter, Katie. Matthew gave birth to a second daughter named Sophie on 16 May 2009. In July 2009, Matthew and her husband escaped a fire at the hotel they were staying in while she played in the Evian Masters. Graeme was unable to caddy for two rounds. Matthew was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 New Year Honours. LPGA Tour playoff record 1 The Ricoh Women's British Open is co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour. Majors championships are shown in bold. Results not in chronological order before 2018. ^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001. ^^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013 DNP = did not play.
CUT = missed the half-way cut. "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. Most consecutive cuts made – 10 Longest streak of top-10s – 2 official through 2018 season Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year. Amateur Vagliano Trophy: 1989, 1991, 1993 Curtis Cup: 1990, 1992, 1994 Professional Solheim Cup: 1998, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 Lexus Cup: 2005, 2007 World Cup: 2005, 2006, 2008 Handa Cup: 2015 The Queens: 2015, 2016 European Championships: 2018 Catriona Matthew at the LPGA Tour official site Catriona Matthew at the Ladies European Tour official site Catriona Matthew at the Women's World Golf Rankings official site Catriona Matthew on Twitter
ʻEwa Beach, Hawaii
ʻEwa Beach or ʻEwa is a census-designated place located in ʻEwa District and the City & County of Honolulu along the leeward coast of Oʻahu in Hawaii. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a total population of 14,955; the U. S. postal code for ʻEwa Beach is 96706. The word ʻewa means "crooked" or "ill-fitting" in Hawaiian; the name comes from the myth that the gods Kāne and Kanaloa threw a stone to determine the boundaries, but it was lost and found at Pili o Kahe. Hawaiian settlement on the ʻEwa Plain dates back at least to the 12th Century C. E. at which time Kanaka maoli expanded the main channel of Puʻuloa before creating fishponds and terraced agricultural fields in the surrounding area. Scholars have recognized ʻEwa's ancient fishponds as exemplary evidence of Native Hawaiian ingenuity. Before Ewa Beach became a town it was first a huge plantation farm when Hawaiʻi was under the rule of Queen Liliʻuokalani. After the queen had lost her throne to the Americans, W. R Lowrie became the first plantation manager.
Ewa Beach is significant for its association with Ewa Sugar Plantation. Throughout the twentieth century, it played a influential role in Hawaii's culture and politics. Along much of the South Shore of Oʻahu, ʻEwa is a reference to the direction of ʻEwa Beach westwards along the shore. Related terms are "mauka", "makai", Diamond Head or Koko Head eastwards along the shore. ʻEwa Beach is located at 21 ° 18' 56" 158 ° 0' 26" West. The main thoroughfare is Fort Weaver Road which runs north past ʻEwa to Waipahu, connecting there to Farrington Highway and the H-1 freeway. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles, of which 1.4 square miles is land and 0.4 square miles is water. The total area is 24.06% water, consisting of the Pacific Ocean off the island shore. The ʻEwa Beach CDP does not include Ocean Pointe, ʻEwa Gentry, Iroquois Point, or ʻEwa Villages, though these are included within the postal service's ZIP code for the area; as of the census of 2010, there were 14,955 people, 3,298 households, 2,891 families residing in the CDP.
The population density was 10,682.1 people per square mile. There were 3,490 housing units at an average density of 2,492.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 8.4% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 50.6% Asian, 12.9% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, 26.6% from two or more races. 11.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 3,298 households out of which 50.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 12.3% were non-families. 8.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.50 and the average family size was 4.5. In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.4 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males. As of the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the CDP was $57,073, the median income for a family was $58,104. Males had a median income of $29,512 versus $23,839 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $14,807. 9.9% of the population and 8.5% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.4% of those under the age of 18 and 6.5% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The United States Postal Service operates the ʻEwa Beach Post Office in ʻEwa Beach; the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is headquartered here. ‘Ewa Beach is served by the Hawai‘i Department of Education. Elementary schools in the ‘Ewa Beach CDP include Holomua, ʻEwa Beach, Ka‘imiloa, Pohakea. Ilima Intermediate School, James Campbell High School are in'Ewa Beach CDP. Schools nearby but outside the CDP include Keone'ula Elementary and'Ewa Makai Middle. Private schools include Our Lady of Perpetual Help Lanakila Baptist.
In 2005, the team from ʻEwa Beach, representing West Oʻahu and the United States, captured the Little League World Series crown, beating Curaçao 7–6 in an extra inning after a walk-off home run by Michael Memea