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  • The Legend Of Eddie Aikau

    apart of the surfing community, this saying speaks to a man who exuded bravery, courage, selflessness and sacrifice. It is a call to action, to push yourself out of your comfort zone and to do the right thing no matter what. Most importantly, these three words are a way of honoring the late and great Eddie Aikau. To understand the legend of Eddie Aikau, one must first understand the Hawaii that Eddie was born into. Born on May 4th, 1946 as Edward Ryon Makuahani Aikau in Kahului, Maui, he was the middle child of the six Aikau kids. The Aikaus were prominent among the Native Hawaiian community. They were a direct descendent…

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  • Soul Surfer Movie Analysis

    The inspiring story of Bethany Hamilton, a young champion surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack, has hit the big screen. The biographical movie, ‘Soul Surfer’, is based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton, was released on April 8 in 2011, starring Anna Sophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid and Carrie Underwood. Director Sean McNamara explains that ‘Soul Surfer’ is all about "the feisty unwavering attitude of a girl who never stopped believing in herself, her family or in the sheer…

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  • Surfboard Design History

    Surfboard design has always been a very personal thing. Shapers tend to be surfers themselves, and board design is as much an engineering feat as it is a love for surfing. Professional surfers work closely with shapers, as each surfer rides waves differently, and they know better than anyone how their surfboard needs to perform. Surfboards have evolved as surfers tackled new ‘liquid terrain’. Ancient Hawaiian surfboards In the early days of surfing in ancient Hawaii. Surfing was a deeply…

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  • Swot Analysis Of A Skateboard

    The reason why the deck’s cross sectional shape has not drastically changed throughout the years is based on the origins of skateboarding. We have to remember that skateboarding was based on surfing. Skateboarding first appeared in the 1950s when Californian surfers thought of a way to “surf” on concrete surfaces [1]. Essentially, skateboarding was supposed to be “sidewalk surfing.” If we examine the cross sectional shape of a surfboard, we see that it has a very small thickness and a width…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Ride Of A Lifetime

    It gave me a new hobby and skill, it was also an amazing way to relieve stress or just have fun. Like all things, however you have to master a skill before you are good at it. I learned slowly like most. Paddling with my hands and feet just coasting through the river in hopes that a boat may make a wave or two for me to practice on. At the beach is was a much different story. Day after day, my brother and I would hit the beach at sunrise and not come in until it was pitch black outside. At first…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Hawaii

    wonderful place full of amazing scenery, crystal clear water, and amazing surf. My father and I have been surfing for a long time and really wanted to try to surf in Hawaii. We were on the Big Island of Hawaii and had to take a beautiful, but long, car trip to our surf destination. After, we rented surfboard because we had not brought our own and started on our surf session. When we finally paddled a quarter of a mile on our surfboard we hit the breakers. I had a near-drowning experience with…

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  • Benefits Of Snorkeling In Tarkarli

    Snorkeling Training Center recently started by MTDC at Tarkarli. Surfing Do you like the feeling of being on top of the waves while gliding across the sea surface? Well if it feels awesome then you must visit the beaches of Tarkarli and try out Surfing. Overall surfing is new to India, but this water sport activity is picking up slowly in the beaches of Tarkarli with locals and visiting tourist trying their hand on this water sport on the numerous beaches of Tarkarli. The beaches of…

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  • The Endless Summer Film Analysis

    Before surfer and filmmaker Bruce Brown produced and released his classic surfing documentary, 'The Endless Summer' (1964) to eventual worldwide success in 1964, he created five other feature-length marvels that are far less known outside of the surfing community: 'Slippery When Wet' (1958), 'Surf Crazy' (1959), 'Barefoot Adventure' (1960), 'Surfing Hollow Days' (1961) and a compilation film, 'Waterlogged' (1962). `The Ultimate Summer Bruce Brown Surf Collection' (2010) wisely brings together…

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  • The Paskowitz Family: The Life Of The Paskowitz Family

    The Paskowitz family is a family like no other consisting of Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz. Juliette Paskowitz, and their eight boys and one girl. They’re known as the first family of surfing because all they would do was surf all the time. Surfing was more than a hobby for this family it was a lifestyle. Most kids would go to school and their parents would go to work, but in the Paskowitz family the children didn’t go to school and their parents didn’t go to work. They also didn’t live in a…

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  • Hurley Advertising Case Study

    In an informal survey, I showed both ads to a seasoned older surfer and a young, consumer-oriented newcomer to surfing and their responses were uncannily similar. The veteran surfer felt that the Hurley ad was aimed toward the progressive and new surfing style, but that it evoked feelings of high energy excitement. The Billabong ad, he felt, targeted the soul surfer and made him feel relaxed and introspective. He did admit that he felt a certain prejudice, making him lean more towards Billabong…

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