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Remembering the old Queen’s Surf

January 12th, 2011 · 32 Comments

Whether you’re old enough to remember the old Queen’s Surf, or too young but curious about the former landmark, here’s a bit of history. I posted some of this earlier, but this week I found the missing first page of a 1947 letter from my father to the president of the International Geneva Association in […]

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Another Waikiki street brawl getting lots of views on YouTube

August 24th, 2010 · 9 Comments

I’ve commented here several times over the past several years about the underreporting of street fights and brawls around the island. This week, a sharp-eyed Waikiki resident forwarded the link to this YouTube video showing a street fight in the heart of Waikiki that took place a couple of months ago. [The video has been […]

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Behind the scenes at the Makaha International Surfing Championships in 1958

August 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The temperature in Honolulu rose to 86 degrees on August 19, 1958, but it probably seemed hotter as members of the International Surfing Championship Committee began arriving at the old Pearl City police station for their first planning meeting looking ahead to the next annual event at Makaha, considered the premier and most prestigious surfing […]

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Kamehameha Day on Waikiki Beach, June 11, 1944

May 6th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Hawaii was still under martial law in 1944 when my father and other members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce staged a Kamehameha Day celebration on Waikiki Beach. Thousands of servicemen and some local residents jammed the beach for the event, which included canoe and surfboard paddling competitions, although it looks like the beauty contest […]

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Seeking info on this 1947 Waikiki surfer

February 13th, 2010 · 5 Comments

These 1947 photographs were sent in by a reader who is trying to find information on the man in this tandem surf team. Click for a larger version of any photo. Have an idea who he is? Let me know [email ian(at)ilind.net].

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