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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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Note from a Paris surf researcher

January 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

I received a comment overnight from a Ph.D. student at Paris West University who had run across the old Waikiki Surf Club newsletters from the 1950s that I found among my dad’s papers. His comment introduced me to the Center for Surf Research at San Diego State University. It’s interesting to see how this California […]

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Letter from legendary paddler/surfer Tom Zahn, c. 1950

September 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I found this fragment of a letter from the legendary paddler and surfer, Tom Zahn, among my dad’s papers. It’s the final page of a longer letter. I believe it was addressed to my dad, then president of the Waikiki Surf Club. Zahn mentions in the letter that he was 26 years old at the […]

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Waikiki Surf Club’s Pupule Ball, April 2, 1949

September 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Just click on this notice to see several photos and news clippings from the Waikiki Surf Club dance held at the Waialae Country Club. Master of Ceremonies–J. Akuhead Pupule, who, it seems, was a charter member of the WSC. It appears these folks knew how to throw a party. Check it out!

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Waikiki Surf Club: Christmas Day, December 25, 1948

August 17th, 2010 · 6 Comments

The Waikiki Surf Club was just a year old when they put on a winter event featuring a six-mile surfboard race that sent paddlers from Waikiki out around Diamond Head and back. The winners of that inaugural race posed for this photo. It’s just one of several photos from that long ago Christmas that I […]

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