Canʻt resist: papa is board, heʻe as a verb is to slip or slide, and nalu is wave or surf. Why learn one work when you can learn three? Or four.
This is super helpful, actually. I looked at the comments specifically to find out this information.
(Possible question) ʻEhia papa heʻe nalu? = How many surfboards?
Hoʻokahi papa heʻe nalu = One surfboard
So I know 'ekahi is 1 like the number itself. I am thinking out loud that whenever it is used as an adjective you use ho'okahi. (Right?)
What's the difference between 'ekahi and ho'okahi?
ʻEkahi is the count number or the numeral, hoʻokahi is the "amount" number telling how many (the amount) of something there is: Hoʻokahi papa heʻe nalu.