the waikiki beachboy #2

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the waikiki beachboy #2 - The surt tmr. By Ronn Ronck Advertiser Art$...
The surt tmr. By Ronn Ronck Advertiser Art$ Writer THE name of the very first Waikiki beachboy, if there ever . was one, has been lost in the surf. Perhaps he belonged to the Outrigger Canoe Club, founded in 1907 by Alexander Hume rx.:f iPi Mil: -mm Ford to revive the "royal sport of surfing." Or was a member of the rival Hui Nalu ("club of the waves"), that Duke Kahan-amoku helped start in 1911. Ford's Outrigger group, mostly haoles, put up a couple of grass huts next door to the Moana Hotel. The Hui Nalu, composed of Hawaiians and part-Hawaiians, didn't have a place of their own; they met at the Moana Bathhouse, located in the hotel's basement. 'The beachboy story probably began soon after the Moana opened in 1901," said Grady Timmons, 37, who has mm ill i tii i B-i .,, authored a new book, "Waikiki Beachboy" (Editions Limited, $30) on the subject. "It's likely that hotel guests were interested in water activities and there were plenty of local guys around to offer encouragement and instruction." It wasn't until years later, A -J V4 however, that the beachboys became organized. Sometime betWeen 1916 and 1920 the captain of Hui Nalu, Dude Miller, contracted with the hotel to start the first Waikiki beach concession. His clean-cut boys, known as the Moana Bathhouse Gang, taught tourists to WHAT: Grady Timmons autographs his book, "Waikiki Beachboy. WHEN AND WHERE: 11 a m. to 2 p.m. today at The Willows; 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Hawaii Maritime Center; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bishop Museum. BOOKS: Not yet In bookstores, the book can be obtained at autograph sessions or at any first interstate Bank hi Hawaii for $25 ($5 off the regular price of $30). INFORMATION: Outrigger Duke Ka-hanamoku Foundation, Outrigger Canoe Club, 623-1585. Circa 1920: Dude Miller (far left) and his beachboys. (From Grady Timmons' new book, "Waikiki Beachboy.") surf and took them for rides in outrigger canoes. "It wasn't an easy fraternity to break into," Timmons said. "You had to be accepted by the other guys and demonstrate certain skills in the wa-See Looking back, D-3

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  1. The Honolulu Advertiser,
  2. 30 Nov 1989, Thu,
  3. Page 31

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