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"Another day in paradise!!!

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The Hokuleia Voyaging Canoe, "Hawaiian Renaissance. .."
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This is, "Living in Paradise!!!!
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Mahalo +Andy Lippner! Same to you...
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Island life, gotta luv it!!
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"To surf is to live, and to not surf, is prison to the soul..."
 
This is a video created by one of my students in a digital media class. It subtly focuses on the role that photographers play in capturing our great sport. Hoe you enjoy it.
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The perks of surfing...aloha
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Surfing, in all its beauty and history. ..surf's up!!!
 
For centuries surfing was a central part of ancient Polynesian culture. Surfing might have been first observed by Europeans at Tahiti in 1767 by Samuel Wallis and the crew members of the Dolphin who were the first Europeans to visit the island in June 1767. Another candidate is the botanist Joseph Banks being part of the first voyage of James Cook on the HMS Endeavour, who arrived on 10 April 1769 on Tahiti. Lieutenant James King was the first one who wrote about the art of surfing on Hawaii when completing the journals of Captain James Cook upon Cook's death in 1779.
When Mark Twain visited Hawaii in 1866 he wrote,
In one place we came upon a large company of naked natives, of both sexes and all ages, amusing themselves with the national pastime of surf-bathing.
References to surf riding on planks and single canoe hulls are also verified for pre-contact Samoa, where surfing was called fa'ase'e or se'egalu and Tonga far pre-dating the practice of surfing by Hawaiians and eastern Polynesians by over a thousand years.
George Freeth (November 8, 1883 – April 7, 1919) is often credited as being the "Father of Modern Surfing". He is also thought to have been the first modern surfer.
In 1907, the eclectic interests of land baron Henry Huntington brought the ancient art of surfing to the California coast. While on vacation, Huntington had seen Hawaiian boys surfing the island waves. Looking for a way to entice visitors to the area of Redondo Beach, where he had heavily invested in real estate, he hired a young Hawaiian riding surfboards. Freeth decided to revive the art of surfing, but had little success with the huge 16-foot hardwood boards that were popular at that time. When he cut them in half to make them more manageable, he unwittingly created the original “Long board", which made him the talk of the islands. To the delight of visitors, Freeth exhibited his surfing prowess twice a day in front of the Hotel Redondo.
Text: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfing
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Here's a little sun in yiur eye...ALOHA!!!
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surfing, more than just a sport, its a way of life...
 
The History Of Surfing In Ancient Hawaii

Sport of Surfing First Flourished In the Hawaiian Islands

Polynesians were among the first people to surf waves, which seems logical since sailing the sea and living near the ocean was integral to the culture. The Hawaiian term for surfing is he‘e nalu (“to ride the waves”).

The first surfing is thought to have occurred in the Society Islands, including Tahiti. Later the sport of surfing was taken to a more advanced level in the Hawaiian Islands.

Ancient Hawaiian chants dating to more than 500 years ago mention surfing, and there are also symbols of surfing seen in ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs (rock carvings). Surfing in Hawaiʻi in ancient times was part of the kapu system which distinguished the different classes of society from the aliʻi (royalty) to the maka‘āinana (commoners).

Commoners typically rode the waves on a papa he‘e nalu (surfboard) called an alaia (or omo) which was approximately 11 feet long and constructed from either the wood of koa or ulu (the breadfruit tree).

Hawaiʻi’s ruling class aliʻi used surfboards that were about 15 feet long and weighed up to 175 pounds. This type of surfboard was called an olo and carved from the less dense and more buoyant wood of the wiliwili tree (Hawaiian coral tree). The very finest of these surfboards were called ‘ōnini and used only by the best surfers.

The Making Of A Surfboard In Ancient Times

In ancient Hawaiʻi the making of a papa he‘e nalu (surfboard) was a lengthy process. First a ceremonial fish (kūmū) was placed into a hole near the roots of the tree. Then a ritual showing respect was completed before the tree was felled.

A stone adze was used to shape the wood into a surfboard. Once the general shape was achieved then a finer finish was given to the board using rough stones as well as pōhaku puna (granulated coral). This smoothed out the marks made by the stone adze.

Once the shaping of the board was completed it was treated with various stains made from pounded ti root, kukui bark and the soot from burned kukui nuts. A glossy finish was then created using kukui oil.

The surfboard was dedicated before being taken into the ocean, and after each use it was treated with coconut oil and wrapped in kapa (tapa) barkcloth.

In 1823 a missionary visiting Waipiʻo Valley commented on the many Hawaiians surfers there: “All ranks and ages seem to be equally fond of it…some of the highest chiefs in the island…between fifty and sixty years of age, and large corpulent men, balancing themselves on their narrow board…with as much satisfaction as youths of sixteen.”

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