Day: February 27, 2022

Dave Reardon: Hawaii needs to get on board and help make surfing a high school sport
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Dave Reardon: Hawaii needs to get on board and help make surfing a high school sport

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Wasn’t this settled 18 years ago? Or 11 years ago? The state’s Department of Education sanctioned surfing as a sport in 2004. Then, political and business leaders — and a young champion from Palolo named Carissa Moore — gave it another significant push in 2011. But, […]

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A year after a wipeout nearly killed him, this pro surfer is back to taking on the big waves
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A year after a wipeout nearly killed him, this pro surfer is back to taking on the big waves

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Last February, big-wave surfer Mikey “Redd” O’Shaughnessy got a first-hand lesson in Pipeline’s power when he hit his head on the reef and had to be resuscitated on shore after being knocked unconscious. He doesn’t remember much, but his helmet tells the story. “You can see it’s pretty scratched up and there’s […]

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Days before 50th birthday, surfing legend Kelly Slater wins iconic event in Hawaii
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Days before 50th birthday, surfing legend Kelly Slater wins iconic event in Hawaii

On Day 3 of the Winter Olympics, America’s biggest victory might very well have come not on a frozen halfpipe in China, but in the warm waves of the Banzai Pipeline, thousands of miles away in Hawaii. The win belonged to Kelly Slater, the surfing great who turns 50 this week. Slater defeated a rider […]

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New bill would allow tow-in surfing in Hawaii’s smaller waves
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New bill would allow tow-in surfing in Hawaii’s smaller waves

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! A bill that would amend state law to allow personal watercraft to tow surfers into waves below high-surf warning levels, as determined by the National Weather Service, has been introduced in the state Senate. SB 3228 proposes to amend Section 200-37, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to read […]

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Lawmakers mull funding for high school surfing – Hawaii Tribune-Herald
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Lawmakers mull funding for high school surfing – Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Lawmakers are considering a measure to provide the Department of Education with a wave of funding to make surfing a prep sport across the state. House Bill 2277 would provide an unspecified dollar amount to the state department to promote and support surfing as an interscholastic sport in all the state’s high school athletic leagues. […]

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Surfing legend Kelly Slater wins 56th career title ahead of 50th birthday
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Surfing legend Kelly Slater wins 56th career title ahead of 50th birthday

Hillard Grossman  |  For FLORIDA TODAY Just six days before his 50th birthday, there was Kelly Slater being hoisted through a sea of euphoric spectators, celebrating with a bottle of Champagne in one hand and tears of joy and memories flowing in his eyes. It was just one snapshot of Slater’s electrifying week of surfing in epic […]

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These Women Are Devoted To Honoring Their Hawaiian Heritage – SURFER Magazine
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These Women Are Devoted To Honoring Their Hawaiian Heritage – SURFER Magazine

In Billabong’s newest episode of “Know The Feeling” (above),  Oahu native Mahina Florence introduces us to four of her fellow Hawaiian waterwomen who are honoring their heritage each time they paddle out–whether it’s at Makaha, Waikiki or the North Shore of Oahu. Hit play to learn the histories of photographer Ha’a Keaulana, pro surfer Alessa […]

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Mikey February riding waves to change and bringing surfing access to Black children
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Mikey February riding waves to change and bringing surfing access to Black children

If you’re well-versed in surfing, the name Mikey February shouldn’t sound foreign. Appropriately dubbed “Africa’s Greatest Surfer,” the South Africa native has dazzled on the water for years, taking his talents around the world to ride the waves of Hawaii, West Africa and more. The child of a surfer, February’s relation within the industry is […]

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Meet Nique Miller: She’s Redefining Stereotypes Through Her Surfing | The Inertia
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Meet Nique Miller: She’s Redefining Stereotypes Through Her Surfing | The Inertia

From cross-country to the water, Nique Miller has used her athletic ability for good. Photo: Caleb Heikes Nique Miller’s road to a career as a professional surfer has been a rocky one. Growing up, Miller’s family didn’t have a lot of money and being half African American, half Mexican American, she often felt out of […]

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Bill for Duke Kahanamoku license plate advances
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Bill for Duke Kahanamoku license plate advances

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, renowned as the father of modern surfing and Hawaii’s first Olympic swimming gold medalist, has been commemorated by a statue in Waikiki since 1990, the 100th anniversary of his birth. Now a bill advancing through the state Legislature proposes to put his likeness […]

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