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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Hawaii Place Names

Author: John R. K. Clark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824862783

Category: History

Page: 449

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In his latest book, John Clark, author of the highly regarded "Beaches of Hawaii" series, gives us the many captivating stories behind the hundreds of Hawaii 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 colorful: from the purely descriptive (Black Rock, Blue Hole) to the humorous (No Can Tell, Pray for Sex). Clark began gathering information for the "Beaches" series in 1972, and during the years that followed interviewed hundreds of informants, many of them native Hawaiians, and consulted dozens of Hawaiian reference books, newspapers, and maps. A significant amount of the oral history he collected was unrecorded and remained only in his notebooks and memory. Hawaii Place Names: Shores, Beaches, and Surf Sites is the final result of those years of research, and like its popular predecessors, it benefits substantially from Clark's having spent a lifetime surfing and swimming Hawaii's beaches. Presented in the same convenient format as Pukui, Elbert, and Mookini's Place Names of Hawaii (UH Press, 1974) this rich compendium of information on Hawaii's surf, shore, and beach sites will satisfy visitors and residents alike.
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Empire in Waves

A Political History of Surfing

Author: Scott Laderman

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520279115

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1910

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Surfing today evokes many things: thundering waves, warm beaches, bikinis and lifeguards, and carefree pleasure. But is the story of surfing really as simple as popular culture suggests? In this first international political history of the sport, Scott Laderman shows that while wave riding is indeed capable of stimulating tremendous pleasure, its globalization went hand in hand with the blood and repression of the long twentieth century. Emerging as an imperial instrument in post-annexation Hawaii, spawning a form of tourism that conquered the littoral Third World, tracing the struggle against South African apartheid, and employed as a diplomatic weapon in America's Cold War arsenal, the saga of modern surfing is only partially captured by Gidget, the Beach Boys, and the film Blue Crush. From nineteenth-century American empire-building in the Pacific to the low-wage labor of the surf industry today, Laderman argues that surfing in fact closely mirrored American foreign relations. Yet despite its less-than-golden past, the sport continues to captivate people worldwide. Whether in El Salvador or Indonesia or points between, the modern history of this cherished pastime is hardly an uncomplicated story of beachside bliss. Sometimes messy, occasionally contentious, but never dull, surfing offers us a whole new way of viewing our globalized world.
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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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Waterman

The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku

Author: David Davis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803285140

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Waterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku (1890–1968): swimmer, surfer, Olympic gold medalist, Hawaiian icon, waterman. Long before Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz made their splashes in the pool, Kahanamoku emerged from the backwaters of Waikiki to become America’s first superstar Olympic swimmer. The original “human fish” set dozens of world records and topped the world rankings for more than a decade; his rivalry with Johnny Weissmuller transformed competitive swimming from an insignificant sideshow into a headliner event. Kahanamoku used his Olympic renown to introduce the sport of “surf-riding,” an activity unknown beyond the Hawaiian Islands, to the world. Standing proudly on his traditional wooden longboard, he spread surfing from Australia to the Hollywood crowd in California to New Jersey. No American athlete has influenced two sports as profoundly as Kahanamoku did, and yet he remains an enigmatic and underappreciated figure: a dark-skinned Pacific Islander who encountered and overcame racism and ignorance long before the likes of Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Jackie Robinson. Kahanamoku’s connection to his homeland was equally important. He was born when Hawaii was an independent kingdom; he served as the sheriff of Honolulu during Pearl Harbor and World War II and as a globetrotting “Ambassador of Aloha” afterward; he died not long after Hawaii attained statehood. As one sportswriter put it, Duke was “Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey combined down here.” In Waterman, award-winning journalist David Davis examines the remarkable life of Duke Kahanamoku, in and out of the water.
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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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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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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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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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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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