The Surf Riders of Hawaii

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    Duke Kahanamoku from A.R. Gurrey Jr.'s "The Surf Riders of Hawaii."


The Surf Riders of Hawaii


Wednesday Jul 31 04:00 PM



Museum members: $3.00
General Admission: $5.00


About the Lecture:

Surf historian Timothy Tovar DeLaVega gives a multimedia presentation on the early history of surf riding, from ancient Hawai‘i to Waikīkī’s surf revival circa 1911 and the publication of The Surf Riders of Hawaii, the first book dedicated to surfing.

You’ll be riveted by the historical images DeLaVega has unearthed during his years of research for his books Surfing in Hawai‘i 1778-1930, 200 Years of Surfing Literature, An Annotated Bibliography, and his newest project The Centennial Edition of the Surf Riders of Hawaii.

Listen as a select group of renowned watermen and historians read excerpts from the classic literature on surfing, ranging from ancient Hawaiian chants to Duke Kahanamoku. Don’t miss this rewarding evening tracing the history of a sport born in Hawai‘i and now practiced throughout the world.

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