For other accounts of cliff jumping at Hilo, see Source Documents:
1876 Mrs. Brassey
: Surfriding at Hilo.
1882 Walter Coote : Cliff Jumping, Hilo.
In order to reach the proposed point for our picnic ground, it was necessary to send out a gang of natives on the previous day to cut a path with matchetes through the dense undergrowth, and even with this preparation our horses were with difficulty forced through the green obstruction.
The Wailuku falls
into the sea a little north of the townof Hilo, and the southern bank,
which is at this point a verdure-covered cliff of sixty feet in height,
was a favorite bathing place and toward evening the youth of both sexes
assembled to indulge in what to a Hawaiian is a necessary part of existence
: ,with shouts of mirth and laughter they would dive or jump from the cliff,
cutting the water like an arrow, and sometimeses re-appearing on the surface
three or four hundred feet from were they made their plunge.
I think that in this lively diving and swimming the girls were, if anything, more expert than the boys.
They were of all ages from eight years to sixteen, and all quite nude, with the exception of a cloth around the middle, and most of the girls were in form models of feminine perfection; what, with the merriment, and shouting, and ...
... leaping, and the wonderful aquatic gymnastics, it was a cheerful and pleasing scene.
A. Roman Co., San Francisco 1886.