wriston : surfing and beaches, hawaii, 1926
Lieut. R.C. Wriston : Surfing and Beaches, Hawaii,
Extracts and photographs from
Wriston, Lieut. R.C.:
Doubleday, Page & Co., Garden City, N.Y., 1926.
C., (1895- )
Lieut. R.C.Wriston, A.S., and his
observer, Sergeant Richard Agnew, just after the first
The author of "Hawaii To-day" has made an enviable record as
an officer in the Air Service and in his chosen specialty,
He was publicly commended before troops and in orders for
"services above and beyond the ordinary demands of duty" by
Major General Charles P. Summerall, Department Commander.
His flights on photographic missions have carried him to every
section of the Islands.
He made the first flight to Kilauea Volcano, the first flight
by. airplane to the Islands of Kahoolawe, Lanai, Niihau, and
and still holds the record as the only man to have visited all
the islands of the group by airplane.
His studies in connection with his work eminently fit him for
the task he has completed, and his work is heartily
recommended to those interested in our island territory.
MASON M. PATRICK, Major General,
U.S.A. Chief of Air Service.
It is not too late for a swim; so we hurry out to the hotel,
change, and seek the water.
The beach is nothing wonderful in itself; we have seen many
But the surf is wonderful and the water clear and cool.
The surf-riding, both in outriggers and on surfboards is a
pleasure to watch and a thrill to participate in, and we
register a vow to acquire the art before we leave.
We are soon to learn that Waikiki, popular though it is
because of its nearness to the city, does not hold a candle to
the perfect beaches of the windward side of the island with
their fine sand and freedom from coral.
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The most excitng sport in Hawaii, surf-riding.
done, either on boards as in the illustration, or in
is an art hard to master.
experts can ride a single ware on a long diagonal for at
least a mile. (Photo by Honolulu
Kaimu has a wonderful big beach of pure black volcanic sand
with a large grove of coconuts for a background.
The surf is good, but at times the undertow is dangerous.
Both Kaimu and Kalapana, which is a mile down the beach, are
purely Hawaiian villages where the natives live more nearly in
accordance with their ancient customs than anywhere else in
the Islands with the possible exception of Niihau.
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It has a
good beach of dense black volcanic sand.
The city of Hilo, metropolis of the
island of Hawaii.
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Haliewa, a beach on windward Oahu,
particularly popular with the Army, as it is the
nearest beach to Schofield Barracks.
Swimming and Surfing
and towel at bath houses on Waikiki Beach, 35c.
Surf boards, 50c. each, per day.
Visitors' cards for the Outrigger Canoe Club, Waikiki, $I.25 a
month for women, and $2 a month for men.
Surfing in outrigger canoes, $1 per passenger per hour.
Minimum charge $2.
Geoff Cater (2016) : Lieut. R.C. Wriston : Surfing and
Beaches, Hawaii, 1926.