In 1905, a teenager named Duke Kahanamoku and his friends began to gather under a hau (lowland) tree at Waikiki beach. Duke and his friends, who spent their days surfing, later created their own surfing club, Hui Nalu, or "The Club of the Waves." By this time, the missionaries' influence over the island had begun to decline, freeing up an avenue for the reintroduction of surfing in Hawaii. Duke and his friends later became known as the famous "Beach Boys of Waikiki" and are credited with the rebirth of surfing in Hawaii.
Clubofthewaves.com was named in honour of Duke Kahanamoku and the "Beach Boys of Waikiki", after their aloha spirit and passion for surfing, surf culture and the ocean environment.
What is this website?
Club Of The Waves is an international surfing, surf art & culture website. It showcases surf artists & photographers from around the world including interviews, exhibits, tutorials, articles and debates. The surf culture section has many articles documenting the history & culture of surfing.
Surf art & photography
We are dedicated to giving the very best surf artists and photographers in the world the chance to showcase and promote their work. We understand how important it is for artists and photographers to get their work out there and seen. Please browse all their work, and if you like what you see, follow the links through to their websites, blogs, agents or online shops and purchase art or prints from them.