: old hawaiian games, 1916
: Old Hawaiian Games in Honolulu, 1916.
Westervelt, W. D.: Old
Hawaiian Games in Honolulu
Ford, Honolulu, Volume 12, Number 4,
A very brief
acknowledgement of the sport of surfing, and some other water
The accompanying photograph had been widely reprinted by 1916.
riding was the most thrilling and entrancing of the
Hawaiian games, both to the
participant and observer.
Now the white man
has taken up this typical Hawaiian sport.
James J. Williams : Surf Board Rider, circa
Alexander S. :
and Its People
Burdett & Co., 1899, New York, 1899.
traditional malo (loincloth) was possibly
a prop to enhance authenticity.
Games in Honolulu
How the ancient Hawaiians amused
themselves and kept their health.
BY W. D. WESTERVELT.
The visitor found himself by the sea (page 346) side.
He looked out over the surf (nalu) and on the surf waves
saw many spirits with their semblance of surf-boards sporting in
the surf- full of the joy of surf-riding at heavenly Waikiki.
This was the same sport as the hee-nalu or riding the
surf the spirits had known while living in their bodies by the
Lele was the game of leaping down precipices, or diving
in deep waters.
Ku-lou-poo was diving with the head down.
Kou'ali was a swing made by using long vines.
This was a game mentioned several times in legends referring to
adventures in the Hawaiian underworld.
Geoff Cater (2016) : W.D.
Westevelt : Old Hawaiian Games, 1916.