The North Shore Chamber of Commerce Historic Preservation Committee has begun a lecture series that promises to be both fun and fascinating. Jerry and I attended the first in the series, featuring an illustrated talk by Lowell Angell on the history of theatres in Hawaii. It was fabulous and we had a great time munching on popcorn and learning about this slice of island life. We even sat next to the legendary Bill Paty.
The second in the series is right on target for the North Shore, as it features an illustrated talk by renowned waterman, historian and surfer John Clark, who authored the popular books on beaches of Oahu, Beaches of Maui, Beaches of Kauai, etc..
Clark’s latest work is a pioneering effort titled “Hawaiian Surfing, Traditions from the Past.” The book is a history of the sport of surfing primarily narrated by native Hawaiians who wrote for the Hawaiian language newspapers of the 1800s. Clark conducted extensive research into the emerging online archive of Hawaiian language and history called Ho’olaupa’i for references about traditional Hawaiian surfing. He collaborated with Keao NeSmith, one of Hawaii’s most respected Hawaiian lanuguage educators, to translate these references, providing an exceptional compendium of cultural knowledge about the sport in ancient Hawaii. The book will be available for purchase at the event.
Friday, November 4, 7 p.m.
Historic Haleiwa Gym across from the Haleiwa Post Office
Admission is $10 pre-sale and $12 at the door (includes light refreshments)
Tickets available at Kai Ku Hale, Strong Current and the Chamber of Commerce office Monday to Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Information: Phone 637-4558 or go to www.gonorthshore.org
This being winter on the North Shore, I hope they can expect an enthusiastic audience of surfers. The event is sponsored by Van’s Triple Crown of Surfing.
– Paula Rath