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History 140   the history of he'enalu History 140 the history of he'enalu Presentation Transcript

  • The history of he'enalu
    (wave sliding)
  • Hawaiian Culture
    Surfing was first observed by Europeans in 1767
    For Hawaiians, surfing was not recreational; it was the way a chief was chosen
    A chief was the most skilled wave rider with the best board made from the best tree
  • The Europeans weren’t allowed to surf the best beaches, but they could gain prestige by their ability to ride the surf on their extremely heavy boards
  • In 1907, surfing was brought to Huntington Beach, California by George Freeth
    In 1912, surfing was brought to Virginia Beach, Virginia by James Matthias Jordan, Jr.
    In 1915, surfing was brought to Hawaii by Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku
  • SURFING
    Surfing continues to be a recreational activity, hobby, extreme sport, or career in the 20th century