Hawaiian Surfing

Traditions from the Past
Author: John R. K. Clark
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824834142
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 495
View: 7351
"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.

Surfing in Hawai'i

Author: Timothy Tovar DeLaVega
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738574882
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 127
View: 5623
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.

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
View: 745
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).

Beaches of O_ahu

Author: John R. K. Clark
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824828929
Category: Travel
Page: 190
View: 5305
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.

The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History

Author: David K. Yoo,Eiichiro Azuma
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019061403X
Category: History
Page: 544
View: 4361
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.

Beaches of Kaua'I and Ni'Ihau

Author: John R. K. Clark
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824812607
Category: Travel
Page: 114
View: 9349
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. "

The World in the Curl

An Unconventional History of Surfing
Author: Peter J. Westwick,Peter Neushul
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 0307719480
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 416
View: 607
Draws on decades of experience and the popular team-taught courses at the University of California at Santa Barbara to trace the cultural, political, economic and environmental aspects of surfing while evaluating the diverse range of influences that have rendered the sport a billion-dollar worldwide industry.

Surfing about Music

Author: Timothy J. Cooley
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520276647
Category: History
Page: 218
View: 2837
"Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint"--First printed page.

Kahuku to Kaʻena

Author: John R. K. Clark,Keao NeSmith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780824839307
Category: History
Page: 432
View: 7556
This is a history of the North shore of Oahu as told through Hawaiian place names. The author has tapped into the over 125,000 pages of Hawaiian language newspapers now made available through the efforts of the Hoolaupai online repository. This book will be an invaluable tool for anyone researching Hawaii and brings to life the names, places, and events of the historic north shore community.

Waves of Resistance

Surfing and History in Twentieth-century Hawaiʻi
Author: Isaiah Helekunihi Walker
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824834623
Category: History
Page: 225
View: 6900
"The po‘ina nalu is a significant space where Hawaiian men exercised their cultural, territorial, social, and political prerogatives. The story of their resistance to the inundation of Hawai‘i by European, American, and other invasions is one that has long awaited a good telling... Surfing has been a significant sport and cultural practice in Hawai‘i for more than 1,500 years. In the last century, facing increased marginalization on land, many Native Hawaiians have found refuge, autonomy, and identity in the waves. In Waves of Resistance Isaiah Walker argues that throughout the twentieth century Hawaiian surfers have successfully resisted colonial encroachment in the po‘ina nalu (surf zone). The struggle against foreign domination of the waves goes back to the early 1900s, shortly after the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom, when proponents of this political seizure helped establish the Outrigger Canoe Club—a haoles (whites)-only surfing organization in Waikiki..."--Publisher description.


A History of the Ancient Hawaiian Sport
Author: Ben R. Finney,James D. Houston
Publisher: Pomegranate
ISBN: 0876545940
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 117
View: 3233
Surfing traces the history of the sport from its beginnings in ancient Hawaii through the mid 1960s. This revised edition of the 1966 classic features extensive illustrations, a new introduction, and articles by Mark Twain and Jack London recounting their observations on surfing. The book also explores the development of the surfboard and follows surfing's timeline from the earliest legends to the accomplishments of modern surfing heroes.

Hawaii Place Names

Author: N.A
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824862783
Category: Hawaii
Page: 412
View: 7716

Fierce Heart

The Story of Makaha and the Soul of Hawaiian Surfing
Author: Stuart Holmes Coleman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312384517
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 4857
Fierce Heart is the biography of a community and a portrait of its people. Although Makaha is a small, isolated town on the Western coast of Oahu, it has produced some of the most intriguing Hawaiians of the twentieth century: world-class surfers Buffalo Keaulana and his sons Rusty and Brian; beautiful skin diver and surfing pro Rell Sunn; and larger than life singer and songwriter Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. What connects them is a love for their culture, their people, and various kinds of water sports. Fierce Heart combines stories of exciting big wave surfing competitions, dramatic water rescues, deep friendships, and touching family portraits with a look at the history and origins of one of the world’s most thrilling extreme sports.

Guardian of the Sea

Jizo in Hawaiʻi
Author: John R. K. Clark
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824831586
Category: History
Page: 192
View: 7534
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.

Waves of Knowing

A Seascape Epistemology
Author: Karin Amimoto Ingersoll
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822373807
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
View: 8198
In Waves of Knowing Karin Amimoto Ingersoll marks a critical turn away from land-based geographies to center the ocean as place. Developing the concept of seascape epistemology, she articulates an indigenous Hawaiian way of knowing founded on a sensorial, intellectual, and embodied literacy of the ocean. As the source from which Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) draw their essence and identity, the sea is foundational to Kanaka epistemology and ontology. Analyzing oral histories, chants, artwork, poetry, and her experience as a surfer, Ingersoll shows how this connection to the sea has been crucial to resisting two centuries of colonialism, militarism, and tourism. In today's neocolonial context—where continued occupation and surf tourism marginalize indigenous Hawaiians—seascape epistemology as expressed by traditional cultural practices such as surfing, fishing, and navigating provides the tools for generating an alternative indigenous politics and ethics. In relocating Hawaiian identity back to the waves, currents, winds, and clouds, Ingersoll presents a theoretical alternative to land-centric viewpoints that still dominate studies of place-making and indigenous epistemology.

Barbarian Days

A Surfing Life
Author: William Finnegan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143109391
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
View: 6096
Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses -- off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships annealed in challenging waves.

The Book of Ho'oponopono

The Hawaiian Practice of Forgiveness and Healing
Author: Luc Bodin,Nathalie Bodin Lamboy,Jean Graciet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620555115
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 160
View: 4813
A simple practice to heal your past and cleanse negative memories to live a more peaceful and harmonious life • Details how to apply Ho'oponopono to deal with traumatic past events, destructive thought patterns, family dynamics, daily annoyances, or any other disagreeable event in your life, from traffic jams to relationship break-ups • Draws on the new science of epigenetics and quantum physics to explain how Ho'oponopono works • Explains how the trauma of past events can cloud your perceptions and reveals how to break free from the weight of your memories Based on an ancestral Hawaiian shamanic ritual, the healing practice of Ho'oponopono teaches you to cleanse your consciousness of negative memories, unconscious fears, and dysfunctional programming and grant yourself forgiveness, peace, and love. The process is deceptively simple--first you must recognize your own responsibility for creating the events in your life, then you are ready to apply the mantra of Ho'oponopono: I’m sorry, Forgive me, Thank you, I love you. Repeated several times over a dedicated interval, the negativity is replaced with inner peace, love, and harmony--and, as the stories in this book show, sometimes even miracles take place. In this step-by-step guide, the authors explain how to apply Ho'oponopono to traumatic past events, destructive thought patterns, family dynamics, daily annoyances, or any other disagreeable event in your life, from traffic jams to relationship break-ups. Drawing on quantum physics and epigenetics, they explore how Ho'oponopono works--how thoughts and consciousness can affect the expression of your DNA, the materialization of your goals, and the behavior of those around you. They explain how negative thought patterns and memories unconsciously guide your life and draw more negativity to you, perpetuating the cycle of bad events and clouding your recollection of the past. By apologizing to yourself, your memory, and the event in question, you can forgive yourself, heal your memories, and cleanse your perceptions. By reconciling with yourself, you open your heart to love for your experiences, yourself, and others and bring harmony to your mind, body, and the world around you.

Cultures of Commemoration

The Politics of War, Memory, and History in the Mariana Islands
Author: Keith L. Camacho
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824836702
Category: History
Page: 225
View: 7570
In 1941 the Japanese military attacked the US naval base Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Although much has been debated about this event and the wider American and Japanese involvement in the war, few scholars have explored the Pacific Wars impact on Pacific Islanders. Cultures of Commemoration fills this crucial gap in the historiography by advancing scholarly understanding of Pacific Islander relations with and knowledge of American and Japanese colonialisms in the twentieth century

Pidgin to Da Max

Author: Douglas Simonson,Pat Sasaki,Ken Sakata
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573062503
Category: Humor
Page: 200
View: 1776
An alphabetical guide to words and phrases in Hawaiian Pidgin English, with comic strips illustrating usage.