Born in ancient Polynesia, the act of wave riding has been intriguing and inspiring for centuries. The Hawaiians, gifted in the ocean beyond measure, reveled in the art of surfing, or he‘e nalu (literally: wave sliding). Since Western contact, the sport has inspired fantastical artistic renditions. Early illustrations, sometime depicting dubious physics, quickly gave way to the … [Read more...] about He‘e Nalu, the Sport of Kings: Surfing Hawai‘i explores the layered meanings, art, and history of wave riding
Eh brah: I was enjoying a nice morning surf session at Lahaina breakwall when you paddled over and started yelling at me to move down toward 505 Front Street. You said that since I was on a stand up board I was going to hurt someone. When I didn’t obey you, you became verbally abusive and cursed me out. When I pointed out to you that you were also on a stand up board, you said, … [Read more...] about Eh Brah: Your insults and yelling ruined my Lahaina surf session!
Illustration: Andrew Miller … [Read more...] about Drew Toonz congratulates 2017 Peahi Challenge winners Paige Alms and Ian Walsh
Princess Keleanohoana‘api‘api, or Kelea, was a graceful and daring princess of Maui. She loved to surf and was told by the gods that she would find the love of her life only in the ocean. This wayward surfer is the inspiration for The Kelea Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to making water sports accessible to all girls and women. This fall, the foundation is putting on a … [Read more...] about Girls in the Lineup: How a small Maui nonprofit wants to make water sports more accessible to women
Illustration: Andrew Miller … [Read more...] about Drew Toonz checks his special Maui calendar