Think Spot Sessions: Surfing

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Reshaping the surfboard to fit the surfer, the surf break, and even design trends can be a metaphor for how surfing has been and is being reshaped to fit popular culture. Whether it is looking at how surfing has become a major carrier of Hawaiian culture or even how the reshaping of shorelines has impacted wave riding, there are many issues on surfing to explore.

On Tuesday, July 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in HPR’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio, the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, Honolulu Museum of Art and Hawai‘i Public Radio presented Think Spot Sessions: Surfing, a dynamic, audience-driven roundtable exploring how one of the world’s oldest sports has influenced mainstream culture in Hawai‘i and around the world.

Featured guest speakers included Tom “Pohaku” Stone, surfing historian; Mindy Pennybacker, “In the Lineup” columnist and staff writer at Honolulu Star-Advertiser; and Karin Amimoto Ingersoll, author of  Waves of Knowing: A Seascape Epistemology. Healoha Johnston, the museum’s curator for the arts of Hawai‘i collection, served as a moderator along with HPR culture reporter Noe Tanigawa.

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(L to R) Karin Amimoto Ingersoll, author of “Waves of Knowing: A Seascape Epistemology;” Tom “Pohaku” Stone, surfing historian; Mindy Pennybacker, “In the Lineup” columnist and staff writer at Honolulu Star-Advertiser; and Healoha Johnston, curator for the arts of Hawai‘i collection, Honolulu Museum of Art, discuss surfing culture during Think Spot Sessions at Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Atherton Studio.

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Noe Tanigawa (center), Hawai‘i Public Radio culture reporter, introduces roundtable discussants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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