Hawaii is known for its world class surfers, and the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Scholarship Fund is a major recipient for the exciting auction being held the weekend of July 23rd-24th, 2011 at the Blaisdell Center, located in the Kaka’ako area. It is a superb concert hall/arena for a multitude of music, arts, and other activities. Just another example of enjoying a variety of things to do on Oahu. The multitude of surfboards displayed are diverse, and range from all styles and years.
1920’s originals with bidding values to $25,000
John Kelly board description
It is wonderful to view the 1920’s planks and the modifications through the years. In the early 1960’s, the Greg Noll (pioneer of the big wave riding skills) boards were extremely popular, one of which my brother, Jim, proudly had and avidly used almost daily (pictured below).
Jim with his Greg Noll board
At that time, I remember my brother was the news director for a Honolulu radio/TV station and had lost track of the time while out surfing. He rushed into the office, propped up his board, quickly changed into the standard white shirt and tie, combed back his hair, and slid into his seat just in time. He then turned to the camera, and very calmly in his deep voice said, “Good evening, this is James Elliott.” So professional and ready.
I broke into laughter as I stood outside the broadcast door, with its little red light on, looking through the viewing window (so different from today’s TV world), for I noticed my brother still had on his wet swim trunks under the desk with somewhat sandy bare feet. No one knew. Ahh, those were the days!
Living in Hawaii can be anything you want to have and enjoy. Surfing is just one aspect of experiencing our wonderful opportunities. Contact me for information regarding what is available within your parameters and desires. Let us “Talk Story” and find out how Hawaii Life Real Estate Services, LLC and I can assist you in finding just the right property and lifestyle for YOU. Live life to the fullest, why wait? I look forward to your communication!
With warm Aloha, Jeanne.
Note: In Hawaii, there is often a gathering of family and friends,and in a casual way stories are told of that days happening or past events. We call it “talk story.’ My continued series will be about different places around Oahu with a bit of their history and the many opportunities for you today. I would love to hear about your personal Hawaii memories to share, perhaps during the Territorial days, like I was, growing up out “Koko Head” way. Whether it is a new military move, a casual beach house, a downsized retirement home, a golf course fronted resort home-away-from home, a grand residence with superb view, or a high-rise condominium…the choices are many. Let us “Talk Story!” Contact me now.