Hawaii: land of volcanos, luaus, surfing beaches, blue waters, leis, music, and endless green fields. That you already know. So, what more secrets hides the Aloha State? There many reasons to visit the Hawaiian Islands. Whether you’re visiting the remote Pacific archipelago for the sandy beaches, the surfing waves, or exploring the ancient traditions and cultural legacies, Hawaii is always truly fascinating. But if you want to impress friends and working colleagues, you’ve got to pull a few gems out of the pocket. Discover the most interesting facts about the Hawaiian islands.
Things you didn’t know about Hawaii
They are both boardsports, and they both share the need for balance. So, what do surfing and skateboarding have in common? Surfing and skateboarding both have decks, boards or planks. And they are fun to ride. One could be seen as a means of transportation; the other was also a Hawaiian past time. They share many tricks, and maneuvers, but they also breathe the same cultural values and lifestyle. If you surf and skate, you live the same dream.
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The similarities between surfing and skateboarding
She’s back. The most inspiring female surfer of all time announced the release of “Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable.” The new documentary movie by Lieber Films promises to detail the life and outstanding surfing career of one of the most popular athletes in North America. “Unstoppable” was shot in Hawaii and will reveal Hamilton’s complete and untold story from childhood into motherhood. According to the surf star, the film will share the ups and downs of her professional career.
Albee Layer has landed what is believed to be the world’s first ever backside 540 caught on camera. He is one of the most well-rounded surfers on the planet. When Albee Layer is not chasing the giant moving mountains of Jaws, he’s perfecting his new school skills in the ramps of his home waves. “In the beginning of last year, I thought ‘I can do this, it is just a matter of time.’ That mental step was done. And all of a sudden, it was Jaws – all year,” explains Layer.
Albee Layer lands surfing’s first-ever backside 540
The winner of the 2016 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) title will compete in all three events of the Triple Crown of Surfing. John John Florence wants to end the best year of his professional career so far with a punctuation mark. The youngest surfer to ever win a Triple Crown of Surfing will try to conquer the prestigious trophy for the third time. Florence won the Hawaiian specialty series in 2011, and in 2013, but he will try to celebrate a new feat in front of his home crowd after securing his maiden world surfing title in Peniche, Portugal.