Surfing in Hawaii 1778-1930 Images of America Images of America Series

Timothy Tovar DeLaVega

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128 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.3in. x 0.5in.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 Hawaii. Hee 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 (songchant), 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. This new book from Arcadia Pulishingoffers aview of heenalu (surf-sliding) pre-1930. A few of the many discoveries to be found inside the book: The Foreword, written in Hawaiian and English by Hawaiian scholar Keao NeSmith, opens the book with the Polynesian view of surfing. Many previously unaccredited images have been properly identified, credited and dated. Printed for the first time are the oldest documentable photographs of surfing and surfers with their surfboards. Extensive research done on the early days of the surfing clubs of Waikiki. 2 Chapters tell the story of their early days, with many previously unpublished photographs, that have added new insight into the early years of the clubs. Surfing in this era was done on solid planks of wood, or the era when surfers rode waves on the souls of trees. History of the early mailing cards and postcards. History of early photographic equipment and techniques used to capture the thrill of surf riding. A Chapter dedicated to DukeKahanamoku, along with previously unpublished images and information on the Father of Modern SurfingSurfing petroglyphs are discussed by the pre-eminent scholarEdward StasackOver 200 surfing images from ancient petroglyphs to the first modern surfing boom. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: 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. This new book from Arcadia Pulishing offers a view of he'e nalu (surf-sliding) pre-1930.A few of the many discoveries to be found inside the book:

  1. The Foreword, written in Hawaiian and English by Hawaiian scholar Keao NeSmith, opens the book with the Polynesian view of surfing.
  2. Many previously unaccredited images have been properly identified, credited and dated.
  3. Printed for the first time are the oldest documentable photographs of surfing and surfers with their surfboards.
  4. Extensive research done on the early days of the surfing clubs of Waikiki. 2 Chapters tell the story of their early days, with many previously unpublished photographs, that have added new insight into the early years of the clubs.
  5. Surfing in this era was done on solid planks of wood, or the era when surfers rode waves on the souls of trees.
  6. History of the early mailing cards and postcards.
  7. History of early photographic equipment and techniques used to capture the thrill of surf riding.
  8. A Chapter dedicated to Duke Kahanamoku, along with previously unpublished images and information on the "Father of Modern Surfing"
  9. Surfing petroglyph's are discussed by the pre-eminent scholar Edward Stasack
  10. Over 200 surfing images from ancient petroglyphs to the first modern surfing boom.

From the Author: Aloha... Thanks for checking out our latest book. This book is another T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More) effort by a group of surfing historians from across the globe who have combined energy for the third project in 10 years. When I was offered this project I felt it could be a golden opportunity to research one of the least understood eras of surfing. So Iʻm proud to say we have more than reached our goals and can present a new source of historical documentation that opens our eyes on the early days of modern surfing. We have been able to track down the oldest documentable photograph of surfing, taken on Niʻihau in 1890. As well as identify many popular but uncredited photos from that era; push back the formation of the beachboys 10 years; present photos previously unpublished and unidentified of the clubs and of early Waikiki; when it was THE surfing spot in the world, along with so much more.Having the use of a T.E.A.M. of dedicated fanatics has been nothing but a blessing; for support; knowledge and friendship, I can never thank them enough. I never know who will add that extra tidbit that helps move it along, like Dan Pincetch and early postcards; Chris Cook about the 1897 article on the first beachboys; Sandy Hall with prose that moved me to my soul, or Cary Weiss who got this ball rolling by sending Arcadia Publishing to me, at the same time I was starting to wonder what I should do with my massive early Hawaiian photo collection... Now it all seems like it was meant to be and we just hope it spurs more research into this time frame or to use Mark Fragaleʻs lightbulb moment when he realized the common denominator of this time, "The dayz when surfers rode waves on the souls of wood"!For more information on surfings past, please visit soulsurfingimages.commahalo e Aloha ke Akua, Timothy Tovar DeLaVega, Hanapepe, HI

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