THE WESTERN ALOHA BOAR The boar (puaâ€™a) carries strong cultural value in Hawaii. Resilient and aggressive when hunted, the Hawaiian boar also can be very friendly and intelligent. They are hardworking and adaptable. And they are delicious. The Western Aloha boar is confident enough to wear a lei and even ride on a surfboard. He takes it easy as he goes about his day.