Hawaiian Surfing

Traditions from the Past

Author: John R. K. Clark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824834142

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 495

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"Hawaiian Surfing: Traditions from the Past is a history of the traditional sport narrated primarily by native Hawaiians who wrote for the Hawaiian-language newspapers of the 1800s. An introductory section covers traditional surfing, including descriptions of the six Hawaiian surf-riding sports (surfing, bodysurfing, canoe surfing, body boarding, skimming, and river surfing). This is followed by an exhaustive Hawaiian-English dictionary of surfing terms and references from Hawaiian-language publications and a special section of Waikiki place names related to traditional surfing. The information in each of these sections is supported by passages in Hawaiian, followed by English translations. The work concludes with a glossary of English-Hawaiian surfing terms and an index of proper names, place names, and surf spots." --Back cover.
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The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History

Author: David K. Yoo,Eiichiro Azuma

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019061403X

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 4993

After emerging from the tumult of social movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the field of Asian American studies has enjoyed rapid and extraordinary growth. Nonetheless, many aspects of Asian American history still remain open to debate. The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History offers the first comprehensive commentary on the state of the field, simultaneously assessing where Asian American studies came from and what the future holds. In this volume, thirty leading scholars offer original essays on a wide range of topics. The chapters trace Asian American history from the beginning of the migration flows toward the Pacific Islands and the American continent to Japanese American incarceration and Asian American participation in World War II, from the experience of exclusion, violence, and racism to the social and political activism of the late twentieth century. The authors explore many of the key aspects of the Asian American experience, including politics, economy, intellectual life, the arts, education, religion, labor, gender, family, urban development, and legal history. The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History demonstrates how the roots of Asian American history are linked to visions of a nation marked by justice and equity and to a deep effort to participate in a global project aimed at liberation. The contributors to this volume attest to the ongoing importance of these ideals, showing how the mass politics, creative expressions, and the imagination that emerged during the 1960s are still relevant today. It is an unprecedentedly detailed portrait of Asian Americans and how they have helped change the face of the United States.
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Surfing in Hawai'i

1778-1930

Author: Timothy Tovar DeLaVega

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738574882

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

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When the early European explorers traversed the globe, their journals held numerous accounts of Hawaiians enjoying surfing. Since Europeans of that era were not accustomed to swimming in their own cold waters, it must have seemed like a dream to watch naked native Hawaiians riding the waves of a turbulent sea. Nowhere in the ancient world was surfing as ingrained into the culture as on the islands of Hawai'i. He'e nalu (wave sliding) was the national sport and enjoyed by all. When a swell was up, whole villages were deserted as everyone fled to the beach to test their surfing skills. Legends of famous surf riders were retold in mele (song/chant), and fortunes could be decided on the outcome of a surfing contest. From these shores, modern surfing was born, along with the iconic romantic images of bronzed surfers, grass shacks, and hula.
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Surfing about Music

Author: Timothy J. Cooley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520276639

Category: History

Page: 218

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"Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint"--First printed page.
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Hawaii Place Names

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824862783

Category: Hawaii

Page: 412

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Beaches of the Big Island

Author: John R. K. Clark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824809768

Category: Travel

Page: 171

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Describes the facilities, history, activities, and scenery at the beaches and coastal parks of Hawaii Island
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Beaches of O_ahu

Author: John R. K. Clark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824828929

Category: Travel

Page: 190

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Now completely revised and updated, this edition of Beaches of O'ahu offers color photos of the island's spectacular beaches and coastline by photographer Mike Waggoner plus information on the historic and cultural significance of the island. 58 illustrations. 22 maps.
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The Beaches of Maui County

Author: John R. K. Clark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824812461

Category: Travel

Page: 156

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The Beaches series by John R. K. Clark include Beaches of Maui County, Beaches of the Big Island, Beaches of Kauai and Niihau, and The Beaches of Oahu. The author, an ocean recreation consultant, includes comprehensive site descriptions of hundreds of beaches in the Hawaiian Islands and shares his extensive knowledge of, and deep respect for, Hawaii's shorelines. This revised edition updates the data on access and new facilities resulting from developments on Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe.
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Hawai'i Place Names

Shores, Beaches, and Surf Sites

Author: John R. K. Clark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824824518

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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This title gives us the many captivating stories behind the hundreds of Hawai'i place names associated with the ocean - the names of shores, beaches, and other sites where people fish, swim, dive, surf, and paddle. Significant features and landmarks on or near shores, such as fishponds, monuments, shrines, reefs, and small islands, are also included. The names of surfing sites are the most numerous and among the most colourful: from the purely descriptive (Black Rock, Blue Hole) to the humorous (No Can Tell, Pray for Sex).
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Beaches of Kaua'I and Ni'Ihau

Author: John R. K. Clark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824812607

Category: Travel

Page: 114

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Kaua i has more sand beaches per mile of shoreline than any other island in Hawai i. Its spectacular shoreline ranges from cliffs of bird sanctuaries to a fishpond in a volcanic crater to the traditional swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and beachcombing beaches. Although the owners of Ni ihau discourage visitors, author John Clark includes fascinating sketches of the island to complete his inventory of Hawai i's beaches. The Beaches series by John R. K. Clark include Beaches of Maui County, Beaches of the Big Island, Beaches of Kaua i and Ni ihau, and The Beaches of O ahu. The author, an ocean recreation consultant, includes comprehensive site descriptions of hundreds of beaches in the Hawaiian Islands and shares his extensive knowledge of, and deep respect for, Hawai i's shorelines. "
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Hawai'i's Best Beaches

Author: John R. K. Clark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824821166

Category: Travel

Page: 148

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Hawaii boasts many of the loveliest beaches in the world. With so many to select from, how do you choose which one to visit? Which one will offer you an enjoyable and memorable day at the beach? Now, here is a book that helps you find that perfect spot on the beach. In this colorful and informative guide, John Clark, author of the highly regarded Beaches of Hawai'i series, has selected fifty of the best beaches in the Islands. Each beach, easily located using the guide's overview maps, is described in terms of water safety, amenities, accessibility, and environmental features that make it unique, not only among Hawai'i's beaches but worldwide. Readers will be fascinated by the history and beach lore surrounding each site. Some of Hawai'i's best-known and most popular beaches are included (O'ahu's Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay) together with a few lesser-known sites frequented primarily by local residents (Manini'owali on the Big Island, Polihale and Maha'ulepu on Kaua'i). Residents and visitors alike will agree that here at last is the only guide they will need to Hawai'i's best beaches.
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Guardian of the Sea

Jizo in Hawaiʻi

Author: John R. K. Clark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824831586

Category: History

Page: 192

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Jizo, one of the most beloved Buddhist deities in Japan, is known primarily as the guardian of children and travelers. In coastal areas, fishermen and swimmers also look to him for protection. Soon after their arrival in the late 1800s, issei (first-generation Japanese) shoreline fishermen began casting for ulua on Hawai'i's treacherous sea cliffs, where they risked being swept off the rocky ledges. In response to numerous drownings, Jizo statues were erected near dangerous fishing and swimming sites, including popular Bamboo Ridge, near the Blowhole in Hawai'i Kai; Kawaihā pai Bay in Mokulē 'ia; and Kawailoa Beach in Hale'iwa. Guardian of the Sea tells the story of a compassionate group of men who raised these statues as a service to their communities. Written by an authority on Hawai'i's beaches and water safety, Guardian of the Sea shines a light on a little-known facet of Hawai'i's past. It incorporates valuable firsthand accounts taken from interviews with nisei (second-generation) fishermen and residents and articles from Japanese-language newspapers dating as far back as the early 1900s. In addition to background information on Jizo as a guardian deity and historical details on Jizo statues in Hawai'i, the author discusses shorecasting techniques and organizations, which once played a key role in the lives of local Japanese. Although shorecasting today is done more for sport than subsistence, it remains an important ocean activity in the Islands. In examining Jizo and the lives of issei, Guardian of the Sea makes a significant contribution to our understanding of recent Hawai'i history.
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Kalaupapa Place Names

Waikolu to Nihoa

Author: John R. K. Clark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824872724

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

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Translations of more than three hundred Hawaiian-language newspaper articles published by residents of Kalaupapa between 1834 and 1948.
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Hawaii

Past and Present

Author: Joanne Mattern

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1435894790

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3202

Presents the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Hawaii, as well as general facts about the state.
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Pacific Passages

An Anthology of Surf Writings

Author: Patrick J. Moser

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824831551

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 338

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'Pacific Passages' brings together four centuries of writing about surfing. It explores the sport's most recent trends, tracing the development of surfing into the global phenomenon it is today and revealing connections to major social concerns.
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Surf Culture

The Art History of Surfing

Author: Bolton T. Colburn

Publisher: Gingko PressInc

ISBN: 9781584231134

Category: Art

Page: 240

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This text is a comprehensive, in-depth examination of the influence ofurfing and surf culture on the modern cultural landscape, from film, music,ashion, photography, art, skateboarding and lifestyle. The book examines theistory of modern surfboard design and culture from 1900 to the present day,nd features over 100 surfboards. The myth of surfing as promoted throughelated activities and by-products such as skateboarding, photography, film,lothing and music are explored and assessed in terms of their socio-economicmpact.
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