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Hawaiian Surfing History

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 17:30
Full Address: 
74-677 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua Kona, HI 96740
West Hawai`i Civic Center
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John R.K. Clark, author of the new University of Hawai`i Press book Hawaiian Surfing Traditions from the Past will present a free Hanohano `O Kona program on the history of Hawaiian Surfing. Clark, a former lifeguard and firefighter, will describe six surf sports practiced by native Hawaiians. This is the March portion of the Hanohano `O Kona-Honoring Kona community lecture series for 2013 that spotlights local and state speakers on a wide variety of cultural and historical subjects. Presented by Kona Historical Society, in cooperation with the County of Hawai’i, this lecture series is a gift from the Society to the community that has supported it for so long. Free of charge, it is open to all, residents and visitors alike.