Waves of Resistance: Surfing and History in Twentieth-Century Hawaii

Author: Isaiah Helekunihi Walker
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0824835476
ISBN-13: 978-0824835477
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches

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The act of riding waves is profoundly connected to the history of Hawaii.

However, when the United States took over the territory, many Native Hawaiians were forced to find refuge and peace in the surf.

"Waves of Resistance" is a curated collection of historical information, newspaper articles, and interviews that open a new chapter in the relationship between colonialism and surfing in the Hawaiian Islands.

The influence of Duke Kahanamoku and Eddie Aikau, the foundation of the Outrigger Canoe Club and Hui Nalu, the impact of surfing in tourism, and the racial issue are all subject of investigation in this book.