Ka'ahele Ma Waikīkī is the first presentation in the Kai Piha series of films. In this documentary Hawaiian historian, John Clark, takes you on a Kaʻahele Ma Waikīkī, a tour of Waikīkī, and shares its surfing history. He talks about the aliʻi who lived there and loved its waves, the Hawaiian place names of its shoreline areas and surf spots and the styles of traditional Hawaiian surfing that were practiced there. Ka'ahele Ma Waikīkī offers a truly unique look at one of the most beloved places in Hawaiʻi.
Link to John Clark's Book:
Hawaiian Surfing Traditions of the Past
The Illustrated Atlas of Surfing History
The historical map of Waikīkī that appears throughout the film was created especially for Kai Piha • Ka’ahele Ma Waikīkī. It includes the traditional Hawaiian names of nine surf spots and the contemporary names that they are known by today. Please feel free to download a copy: