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Grand Prix start for the Makaha surf contest – or maybe this was a paddling race? This is the mid-1960s from the look of those boards – which are now worth thousands and even tens of thousands to collectors in...
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The Makaha International Surfing Championships invited the world’s best surfers, paddlers and watermen to the west side of Oahu for a winter contest – every year from 1953 to 1971. Surfers from Hawaii, California, Australia, Peru and around the world...
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The Makaha International Surfing Championships was truly international by 1959, as surfers from Australia, Peru and everywhere were invited to compete in the heavies at Makaha Point surf. This photo was taken by Clarence “Mac” Maki who served as contest...
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If they were as big as their name, they’d be duck soup to catch. But actually, the humuhumunukunukuapuaa is no bigger than a minute. This is the little fishy whose name almost every visitor to Hawaii is able to pronounce,...
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FRED HEMMINGS (1968 World Champion, Hawaiian Senator): The most “in” shorts in the fifties and into the early sixties were M. Nii custom shorts. I can remember them like I took them off yesterday.  The shorts were baby blue with a dark blue...
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