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Honolulu Community College Library
Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku by
Call Number: GV838.K35 D38 2015 (PRINT)
Waterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku (1890-1968): swimmer, surfer, Olympic gold medalist, Hawaiian icon, waterman. Long before Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz made their splashes in the pool, Kahanamoku emerged from the backwaters of Waikiki to become America's first superstar Olympic swimmer. The original "human fish" set dozens of world records and topped the world rankings for more than a decade; his rivalry with Johnny Weissmuller transformed competitive swimming from an insignificant sideshow into a headliner event. Kahanamoku used his Olympic renown to introduce the sport of "surf-riding," an activity unknown beyond the Hawaiian Islands, to the world. Standing proudly on his traditional wooden longboard, he spread surfing from Australia to the Hollywood crowd in California to New Jersey. No American athlete has influenced two sports as profoundly as Kahanamoku did, and yet he remains an enigmatic and underappreciated figure: a dark-skinned Pacific Islander who encountered and overcame racism and ignorance long before the likes of Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Jackie Robinson. CLICK FOR E-BOOK VERSION
BOOKS ON THE SHELF
The Critical Surf Studies Reader by
Call Number: GV839.5 .C75 2017
The evolution of surfing--from the first forms of wave-riding in Oceania, Africa, and the Americas to the inauguration of surfing as a competitive sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics--traverses the age of empire, the rise of globalization, and the onset of the digital age, taking on new meanings at each juncture.
Duke's Olympic Feet
Call Number: PZ7.C885 Du (Hawaii Pacific Collection)
Provides biography of Duke Kahanamoku, world record swimmer, who was instrumental in popularizing surfing.
Eddie Would Go: The Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero
Call Number: GV838 .A44 2002 (Hawaii Pacific Collection)
Introduction Sailing in Eddie's Wake -- Prologue The Spirit of the Bay -- The Life of the Land -- A Brotherhood of Surfers -- Eddie and the Duke -- Lifeguards and Guardian Angels -- Life in the Graveyard -- Racial Pride and Prejudice -- Triumph and Tragedy -- Wipeout -- Diving Deep -- Hokule'a & the Hawaiian Renaissance -- Hawaiian Rage -- Victory and Defeat -- Premonitions -- The Search -- The Voyage Continues -- Epilogue Follow the Turtles
Fierce heart: The Story of Makaha and the Soul of Hawaiian Surfing
Call Number: GV840.S8 C57 2010 (Hawaii Pacific Collection)
"This book combines stories of exciting big wave surfing competitions, dramatic water rescues, deep friendships, and touching family portraits with a look at the history and origins of one of the world's most thrilling extreme sports."
Morning Glass: The Adventures of Legendary Waterman Mike Doyle
Call Number: GV838.D69 A3 1993
"256 pages of the life and times of waterman Mike Doyle. From Inglewood to Manhattan beach to Sun Valley Idaho to Cabo San Lucas, this narrative follows Mike on his wild adventures living the surfing lifestyle. A great read about a bygone era!"
The Next Wave: The World of Surfing
Call Number: GV840.S8 N49 1991 (Oversize)
"From Hawaii's "Banzai Pipeline" to the wave-hunting grounds of Africa, The Next Wave explores the world's ultimate places to "hang ten." Features today's best surfing spots as well as some that have lost their former glory, and brings the excitement of the sport to life. 250 full-color illustrations."
Pacific Passages: An Anthology of Surf Writing
Call Number: GV840.S8 P23 2008 (Hawaii Pacific Collection)
pt. 1. Surfriding in Polynesian culture -- pt. 2. Explorers, missionaries, and travelers (1769-1896) -- pt. 3. Surfriding revival (1907-1954) -- pt. 4. Youth culture (1957-1979) -- pt. 5. Surfing today -- pt. 6. What is surfing?
Stoked: A History of Surf Culture
Call Number: GV840.S8 K36 2003
"With incredible vintage and recent photography, Stoked! illustrates beautifully that surfers are tuned to a different rhythm..."
The Surfer's Almanac: An International Surfing Guide
Call Number: GV840.S8 F5 1977 (Reference Collection)
Includes the history, lore, techniques, and terminology of surfing and discusses the surfing merits of various beaches in California, Hawaii, and other parts of the world.
Surfer's Guide to Hawaii: Hawaii Gets All the Breaks
Call Number: GV840.S82 U615 1991 (Hawai Pacific Collection)
"Surfers, bodysurfers, body boarders and windsurfers will gain valuable information about over 50 surf spots on O'ahu, Kaua'i, Maui, and Hawai'i. Tips on best swell and wind conditions are included along with riveting photos, graphics, and maps."
Surfing: Historic Images from Bishop Museum Archives
Call Number: GV840.S82 H383 2006 (Hawaii Pacific Collection)
"Rather than compile a simple history of the sport, author and Bishop Museum archivist DeSoto Brown, through years of careful research, includes and intersperses the photographs with descriptive text, historical notes, and interesting trivia to offer the reader new insight into the history of Hawaii's surfing heritage."
Surf is Where You Find It
Call Number: GV838.L67 A3 2008
"Gerry Lopez, one of the most revered surfers of his generation, presents a collection of 41 profiles of those who have been influential in the sport--surfing any time, any where, and in any way."
Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing
Call Number: GC211.2 .B87 2004
Surf Science is the first book to talk in depth about the science of waves from a surfer's point of view. It fills the gap between surfing books and waves textbooks and will help you learn how to predict surf.
Sweetness and Blood
Call Number: GV840.S8 M62 2010
Subtitle: How Surfing Spread from Hawaii and California to the Rest of the World, with Some Unexpected Results.
Chapters: California and Hawaii: As civilization advances -- Indonesia: Bulé bulé -- Germany: The fun-gesellschaft -- Morocco: Kilroy was here -- United Kingdom: English incomers -- Israel and the Gaza Strip: Two opposed ideas -- Cuba: La otra revolución -- São Tomé and Príncipe: The stern of an old canoe -- Japan: Plastics.
Waves of Resistance: Surfing and History in Twentieth-Century Hawaiʻi
Call Number: GV839.65.H3 W35 2011 (Hawaii Pacific Collection)
"In Waves of Resistance Isaiah Walker argues that throughout the twentieth century Hawaiian surfers have successfully resisted colonial encroachment in the poʻina nalu (surf zone). Drawing from Hawaiian language newspapers and oral history interviews, Walker's history of the struggle for the poʻina nalu revises previous surf history accounts and unveils the relationship between surfing and colonialism in Hawaiʻi."
E-BOOKS ... READ IT ONLINE
Call Number: E-BOOK
Hawaiian Surfing is a history of the traditional sport narrated primarily by native Hawaiians who wrote for the Hawaiian-language newspapers of the 1800s. An introductory section covers traditional surfing, including descriptions of the six Hawaiian surf-riding sports (surfing, bodysurfing, canoe surfing, body boarding, skimming, and river surfing). This is followed by an exhaustive Hawaiian-English dictionary of surfing terms and references from Hawaiian-language publications and a special section of Waikiki place names related to traditional surfing. The information in each of these sections is supported by passages in Hawaiian, followed by English translations. The work concludes with a glossary of English-Hawaiian surfing terms and an index of proper names, place names, and surf spots.
Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers : Craft, Creativity, and Cultural Heritage in Hawai'i, California, and Australia
Call Number: E-BOOK
From the old boards of ancient Hawaiian kahuna to the high-tech designs that represent the current state of the industry, this book offers an entrée into the world of surfboard making that will find an eager audience among researchers and students of Pacific culture, history, geography, and economics, as well as surfing enthusiasts.
Surfing about Music
Call Number: E-BOOK
This first major examination the interrelationships of music and surfing explores different ways that surfers combine surfing with making and listening to music. The author discusses the origins of surfing in Hawai‘i, its central role in Hawaiian society, and the mele (chants) and hula (dance or visual poetry) about surfing.
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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by
Call Number: GV838.F58 A3 2016
**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography** Barbarian Days is William Finnegan's memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child...
The History of Surfing
Call Number: GV840.S8 W3477 2010
Out of the blue: pre-1900 -- Gliding return: 1900-1945 -- Malibu swing: 1945-late 1950s -- Boom years, a massive swelling: late 1950s-1967 -- Barefoot revolution: 1966-1974 -- The fortune seekers: early 1970s-1980 -- The long and the short of it: 1981-1991 -- The ride of your life: 1990-2009
Hawaiian Surfing: Traditions From the Past
Call Number: GV839.65.H3 C53 2011
"An introductory section covers traditional surfing, including descriptions of the six Hawaiian surf-riding sports (surfing, bodysurfing, canoe surfing, body boarding, skimming, and river surfing)."
Surf Science: An Introduction to Wave for Surfing
Call Number: GC211.2 .B88 2014
Now in its third edition, Surf Science is the first book to talk in depth about the science of waves from a surfer's point of view. It fills the gap between surfing books and waves textbooks, and will help you learn how to predict surf. Surf Science is also a useful introduction to oceanography and the science of waves.
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