Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawaii Exhibit
October 27, 2020 - March 28, 2021
9:00am - 5:00pm
Surfing is a culture, an art, a science, and a way of life. Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawaii is an original exhibit featuring unique treasures from the Museum’s collection of surfing materials and archival surfing photographs. Mai Kinohi Mai (“from the beginning”) offers the greatest assemblage of storied surfboards ever, both from our collection and on loan, spanning surfing’s early history to the present day. Within the gallery experience, be awestruck by the variety of boards on view from all eras of the sport, including the oldest known traditional surfboards, and examples of boards owned or ridden by surf legends such as Duke Kahanamoku and Rell Sunn, the “Queen of Mākaha.” Continue through the gallery to an enormous room lined with projection screens, and be immersed in surf videos dating from the early-twentieth century to today. Young or old, surf novice or expert, come find a bit of the surfer in you—at Bishop Museum.