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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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Waikiki Surf Club remembers its co-founder and first president

June 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I surprised and pleased to learn yesterday that paddlers from the Waikiki Surf Club are wearing shirts honoring my father, John Lind, during the current canoe racing season. My dad was one of the club’s founders and served as its first president, among other things. He died in October 2010. The shirt features a photo […]

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Surfboard lockers in pre-1950 Waikiki

March 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Here are a few more things culled from among my dad’s papers. The small news clipping is undated. It reports on a request from the Hawaii Surfing Association to the city for surfboard lockers on the beach. My dad helped to found the Hawaii Surfing Association in 1939, soon after his arrival in Honolulu. The […]

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Waikiki Beach c. 1951

February 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Here are a few more photos from my dad’s collection showing the beach at Waikiki in 1951. The Moana Hotel and the Natatorium are about the only things that would look familiar to today’s visitors. The rest are part of Waikiki’s past. Just click on the photo to view this small gallery. If you have […]

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The real story behind those photos of Duke Kahanamoku’s visitors

December 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Back in August, I posted a series of photographs of a lifesaving demonstration at Makapuu, and a reception at the old Outrigger Canoe Club in Waikiki. The events seemed to revolved around several visitors, including this blond beauty. The visitors were escorted by Duke Kahanamoku, giving the event a certain pizzaz. The problem was that […]

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