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Entries Tagged as 'John Lind Collection'

See who attended the Waikiki Surf Club’s first Christmas party in 1948

April 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Here’s another bit of Waikiki history from December 1948, as the Waikiki Surf Club, a relative newcomer in the small world of organized surfing and paddling at the time, was making a big splash. On Christmas day, the club sponsored what it dubbed the 1st Annual Diamond Head Race, and the competition was fierce as […]

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Another find: Waikiki Surf Club President’s Award 1998 to John M. Lind

February 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I found this commemorative paddle behind a dresser in my dad’s room while preparing to move a few pieces of furniture into storage. It was apparently part of the President’s Award presented to him by the Waikiki Surf Club in 1998, when he was 85. There’s a second similar paddle with that in the inscription. […]

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My dad would have been 100 today

December 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Today would have been my father’s 100th birthday. He didn’t make it. He died in 2010, just weeks before he would have turned 97. 1913 seems so very long ago, and it is strange to stop and “feel” the connection to that time in history, placing my own life into that timeline. This photo was […]

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A special day, of sorts

October 23rd, 2013 · 6 Comments

Today is the third anniversary of my father’s death. I can still close my eyes and see the empty bed when we returned to pick up his few belongings later the same day. He didn’t appear in in my dreams that night, as I noted at the time. But he did make one of his […]

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Some history of the Molokai to Oahu canoe race

October 15th, 2013 · 5 Comments

The annual Molokai to Oahu canoe race has come a long way from its beginnings back in 1952, as I was reminded when watching news of this year’s race. Only a handful of teams competed in that first race, including the Waikiki Surf Club, shown here. What follows is a repeat of an entry first […]

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