Our World

  DUKE BOYD (Founder of Hang Ten surfwear): The people that knew about surfing who were older than me, they would go out to Makaha to get their trunks custom made by a guy named M Nii and his wife. They...
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STEVE PEZMAN (Founder of The Surfer’s Journal): The Don James photo of me holding a broken board at Sunset is in M.Nii’s. The first time I went there was several weeks after we got to Hawaii, in August, to be ready...
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Air travel was a big deal in the 1950s – and a bigger deal to the Hawaiian Islands. What United Airlines called the Stratocruiser was The Boeing 377 – a pressurized, two-level, long-range airliner derived from the C-97 Stratofreighter and...
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Pareo has roots in deepest Polynesia, the word originally meaning a wraparound skirt worn by women in the Cook Islands and Tahiti. The original print was flowers – especially hibiscus – but also geometric tapa prints.  As the pareo spread...
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“Where the tropic tradewinds caress the coco palms…and the sweet Aloha calls me to your arms…” That’s how one of our favorite Hawaiian songs begins. Coco palms, Cuban palms, date palms, royal palms…palms palms palms. There are nearly a hundred...
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