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Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawaiʻi

Updated: Oct 26, 2020

From Dec. 14 till May 3, 2020 a new Bishop Museum exhibit celebrates the art and history of surfing in Hawaiʻi with static and interactive displays.

There's a lot to see at the newest exhibit at the Bishop Museum Castle Memorial Building which houses Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawaiʻi. The Hawaiian to American English translation of Mai Kinohi Mai means 'from the beginning' and that's exactly the story that's told, from the 1800's to modern time. Upon entering you're confronted with an interactive display of a giant 40' wave and a mini replica of an old olo (long surfboard) emblazoned with DUKE, feel free to stand on it for a photo op and humble yourself of those who ride mountains. Video coming soon...

“Just take your time - wave comes. Let the other guys go, catch another one.” -Duke Kahanamoku

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  • Go early and go slow. Make the most of your time and money, soak up the sights of many unique things that cant be found elsewhere. Also, make it a day and eat at the café by Highway Inn.

  • It's a paid parking. If you're on a tight budget consider the street, just be sure to read the signs and don't leave valuables in the car.

Photos: Kaimana Pinē


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