Think Spot Sessions: Surfing
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.