Zane Kekoa Schweitzer has taken out The Ultimate Waterman 2017, in New Zealand. The athlete from Maui, Hawaii, had the best overall performance of the event that puts eight all-around watermen competing in eight divisions: Prone Paddleboard, Shortboard Surfing, SUP Surfing, Waka Ama OC1 (SUP Endurance), Underwater Strength Run and Swim, Longboard and Tube Riding. Tahiti’s Manoa Drollet and Australia’s Jackson Maynard were the only competitors to win two divisions but, in the end, it was Schweitzer who raised the overall title.
Zane Schweitzer named The Ultimate Waterman 2017
It’s a cult movie, and one of the first Hollywood productions to feature big wave surfing. The original “Point Break” was released in 1991, but it stood the test of time. For many movie fans, “Point Break” is one of the best surf-inspired flicks of all time. The film had it all; an irresistible blend of FBI agents and a surf gang hidden behind masks of former US Presidents; Film director Kathryn Bigelow helped create a classic action-packed thriller movie in which the law enforcer and the criminal slowly develop a close relationship throughout the film.
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Things you didn’t know about the original "Point Break"
Duke Kahanamoku is widely recognized as the father of modern surfing. He is the ultimate beach boy and, for many, the “Big Kahuna” is the most influential surfer of all time. Not only he boosted surfing in his Hawaiian Islands, but he was also one of the first to promote wave riding in Australia and California. Kahanamoku was a good man; a humble Hawaiian citizen proud of his origins, and always prompt to promote his homeland as a unique tourist destination. He is commonly referred as Hawaii’s favorite Ambassador of Aloha.
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10 interesting facts about Duke Kahanamoku
Travel posters have always invited us to discover dream destinations. Take a look at some of the most appealing art prints inspired by surfing in Hawaii. The first colorful ads promoting flights to Waikiki, Honolulu, and the volcanic islands emerged in the 1920s and, since then, brands made sure consumers got the message. The first companies to use surf-related travel posters were airline companies. They wanted to convince an emerging middle class to discover the exotic Pacific Ocean islands.
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15 beautiful Hawaiian surf travel posters
In 1906, Thomas A. Edison released “Hawaiian Islands.” The silent, black-and-white film features what is considered by many historians the oldest surf footage ever found. It is also the first flick featuring surfers riding surfboards. With over 30 chapters or scenes, the movie includes three segments that clearly reveal the importance of surf-related activities in Hawaiian and Polynesian culture: “Panoramic View | Waikiki Beach Honolulu,” “Surf Board Riders | Waikiki Honolulu,” and “Surf Scenes | Waikiki Honolulu.” Yes, the inventor of the light bulb was also a filmmaker. In fact, Edison’s film studio produced nearly 1,200 movies since it started in 1894.
Everything you need to know about Thomas Edison’s 1906 surf film