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SURF RIDING, HAWAII

"The most popular of Hawaiian pasttimes is surf swimming or heenalu. In this sport the swimmers use a light board made of koa or wiliwili. With these they swim out to sea, diving under the rollers which they meet, until they reach the outer line of breakers; then, lying flat on their boards, they balance themselves upon the forward slope of the highest breaker, and ride with the speed of a race horse toward the shore. Surf board swimming can be seen at Waikiki near Honolulu." Published by Hawaii and South Seas Curio Company, Honolulu. Circa early 1900s. Actual age unknown. Some yellowing and light edge wear has occured, but overall this piece is in very good condition. Packaged in an archival-quality clear plastic sleeve. Click Here for a closer look. Sold at $40.

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