The History of Female Surfing: A Legacy of Hawaiian Medicine Women, Royalty, Goddesses and More

Surfing women were such an integral part of ancient Hawaiian culture that they appear even in myth; the Sea of Mamala immortalizes the myth of a female surfing shapeshifter. The myth details not only a love triangle among two shapeshifters and a chief but also Mamala’s (the female shapeshifter’s) surfing prowess — dancing on even the largest waves — and love for the wild, windy waves of what is known now as Honolulu Harbor. Read full article here


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