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General Information Regarding the Territory of Hawaii.
Air view of Waikiki
Beach, Royal Hawaiian and Moana-Seaside Hotels.
Other phases of Hawaiian entertainment and
recreation include the luau, or native feast; the hukilau,
or net pulling which invariably produces a haul of
vari-colored fish to the enjoyment of resident and visitor
alike; surf-board and outrigger-canoe riding at Waikiki.
The Hawaiian sport
of kings, surfboard riding.
Swimming at famous Waikiki, Kalapana, a beach of jet black
sand, and many others, has its thousands of devotees.
Most of the beaches are protected by coral reefs.
Variation in temperature between air and water is seldom
more than two or three degrees.
Visitors are cautioned against seeking to acquire a tan too
quickly, as the tropical sun is surprisingly powerful.
Surfboard Riding is a thrilling sport, requiring
considerable practice before it can be accomplished
Owing to the peculiar formation of the beach at Waikiki,
long rollers come in from a mile at sea, permitting boards
to be ridden shoreward at 40 miles an hour.
Good swimmers usually learn the art of surfboarding within a
Expert instructors are available.
Outrigger Canoe Riding is one of Hawaii's most exhilarating
Canoes carrying from 4 to 12 persons are paddled a mile to
sea, where the breakers start.
The canoe is maneuvered so that it is lifted high on an
incoming wave and shot shoreward at high speed.
Canoes and steersmen are available at Waikiki.
Regalias are held for both outrigger canoes and racing
Crews include men
Competition is usually inter-island, culminating in
the great festival at Kona, Island of Hawaii.
Cater (2016) : U.S. Government : Territory of Hawaii, 1937.