Surfing the Banzai Pipeline is the ultimate challenge for any professional surfer. On the North Shore of Oahu, young teens cut their teeth on it, as somewhat of a right of passage.
Hawaii's love for surfing as an art form and pastime, dates back centuries before the establishment of the professional sport competitions.
The State of Hawaii is developing surfing as a school sport, right alongside of baseball, football and basketball.
Surfing is an ageless sport, enjoyed by Hawaii locals from age-7 to 70.
Some of the great ones in the legacy of Hawaii surfing, still hold a prominent place in the hearts and minds if the locals.
The great ones will always be immortalized by the locals and by the world for their great love of the sport, tremendous skill, and other contributions in upholding the high standards and dignity of surfing.
From Duke Kahanamoku, Eddie Aikau, Reno Abellira, and Jimmy Blears, to John John Florence, Andy & Bruce Irons and Sunny Garcia. Check out the article list and pictorial of Hawaii's history of professional surfing.