Aloha Shirt, True surfers product

The aloha shirt is a true product of modern Hawai combination of Polynesian images, Asian fabrics, and haole technology and marketing. In the late 1920s, Chinese merchant Ellery ...

Matson Line Lurline Ship, Passenger cruises to Hawaii

The Matson firm was founded by Swedish immigrant William Matson in 1882. Coming to San Francisco, he sailed the bay and rivers, becoming acquainted with the wealthy Spreckels ...

Duke Kahanamoku rode introduce the world

Everywhere he went, Duke Kahanamoku rode atop his fame to introduce the world to the sport of surfing. Invited in 1915 by the New South Wales Swimming Association ...

The First Surfers in California, Waikiki always Home of Surfer

The First Surfers in USA California. The young Hawaiian princes were in the water, enjoying it hugely and giving interesting exhibitions of surfboard swimming as practiced in their ...

Captain James Cook HMS Discovery

Captain James Cook was sailing the HMS Discovery on his third voyage into the Pacific when, on January 18, 1778, he discovered an uncharted Polynesian archipelago. The natives ...