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Remembering Dorian Paskowitz

March 8th, 2015 · 3 Comments

I was interested to see the Star-Advertiser story about the memorial service for old-time surfer, Dorian Paskowitz who died last year at age 93 (“Family and friends bid aloha to influential surfing legend“). A very young Paskowitz was active in the fledgling Waikiki Surf Club back in the late 1940s. For example, Paskowitz was a […]

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Tags: History · Photographs

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 · 4 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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Tags: History · John Lind Collection