ash silvers : hawaii, 1892
All native Hawaiiaiis
are fond of the water ; they learn the art of swimming in baby-hood, and
both sexes are equally proficient in it.
One of their favorite amusements, years ago, was surf-riding.
This they practiced among the breakers, standing up on single pieces of plank, as the waves dashed in over the reefs.
This amusement, however, is of late years rarely resorted to.
The Land of the O-O: Facts, Figures, Fables, and Fancies.
Cleveland Printing & Publishing, Cleveland, Ohio, 1892.