Tag Archives: hawaii

What is the Hula?

The Hula is a complex dance developed by the Polynesian who originally settled Hawaii. The dance is accompanied by a song (“mele”) or chant (“oli”) which tell stories and traditions embedded in the Hawaiian culture. According to historians, the dance – named “Ha’a” – was originally performed for Pele, the goddess of volcanoes fire, wind and lightning, and the creator of the Hawaiian Islands. Ancient Hula is played using traditional instruments, while the Western-influenced version features the ukulele, the guitar, and the double bass.

Visit site:
What is the Hula?

What is surf localism?

Surf localism is an aggressive behavior commonly seen in the most crowd surf spots on the planet. When the ancient Hawaiians introduced surfing to the world, it was kind of like the birth of money – it made some people hungry, greedy, and powerful while leaving the majority, thirsty, needy, and destitute. Before California made surfing mainstream in the 1960s, surf itself was a quiet, and hyper-local sport. After all, it’s one of the few sports that is mainly dictated by one’s geographical location.

See more here:
What is surf localism?

John Severson, founder of Surfer Magazine, dies at 83

John Severson – surf filmmaker, writer, painter, photographer and founder of Surfer Magazine – passed away in his sleep at the age of 83. Severson was born in Pasadena, in 1933. He started surfing aged 13 after moving with his family to San Clemente. Severson earned a degree in art education from Long Beach State College in 1956. He was drafted into the Army, and assigned to the Army’s surf team in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Taken from:
John Severson, founder of Surfer Magazine, dies at 83

And the winners of the 2017 WSL Big Wave Awards are…

Billy Kemper, Ben Andrews, Francisco Porcella, Shanan Worrall, Wilem Banks, Jamie Mitchell, and Paige Alms claimed the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Awards. The 2016/2017 winter season delivered plenty of big wave surfing opportunities, both on the northern and southern hemisphere, and the world’s finest XXL swell hunters made sure they were in the right place at the right time. The WSL Big Wave Awards ceremony held in Huntington Beach paid tribute to the greatest rides of the year and distributed $350,000 in prize money across seven divisions.

View article:
And the winners of the 2017 WSL Big Wave Awards are…

How to do an acid drop on a surfboard

Acid drops can be dangerous, especially if you jump into shallow waters. But if you learn how to do it properly, they can be fun and look good in a video. The trick is credited to Duane Peters, a pro skateboarder of the 1970s, but the move quickly spread to many other boardsports. Today, you will see it performed in BMX, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skimboarding, and surfing. In a classic acid drop, the surfer jumps from a higher obstacle, cliff or rock into the peeling wave, and rides it down the line.

Read More:
How to do an acid drop on a surfboard