Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
Love & Aloha: Surfing in Waikiki
As a tribute to the birthplace of surfing and in celebration of the brand’s continued commitment to preserving modern surf culture, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is proud to host this engaging art experience by Bishop Museum designer, Michael Wilson, entitled “Love & Aloha: Surfing in Waikiki.” The immersive display entwines the rich history of Waikiki’s past with the future of surfing by featuring traditional stories, iconic figures within the surfing community, the evolution of the surfboard and more for guests to explore.
The expansive art experience strategically bridges the gap between old and new, spanning surf’s history with a hand-carved wooden kīkoʻo-style board made by legendary shaper Tom “Pohaku” Stone to the modern foam Moniz Family surfboard. “Love & Aloha: Surfing in Waikiki” also includes a slideshow with compelling imagery of Hawai‘i’s surfing icons, archives of Waikiki Beach through the years, legendary surfing scenes and soundbites from Outrigger’s very own Surfers in Residence program.