Hawaiʻi Place Names: Beaches, Shores and Surf Sites


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University of Hawaii Press

Latitude 20
John R. K. Clark
Softcover, 412 pp.

In his latest book, John Clark, author of the highly regarded Beaches of Hawaii series, gives us the many captivating stories behind the hundreds of Hawaii place names associated with the ocean – the names of shores, beaches, and other sites where people fish, swim, dive, surf, and paddle. Significant features and landmarks on or near shores, such as fishponds, monuments, shrines, reefs, and small islands, are also included. The names of surfing sites are the most numerous and among the most colorful: from the purely descriptive (black rock, Blue Hole) to the humorous (No Can Tell).

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