National Geographic : 1938 Oct
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE "ALL A-BOARD" AT WAIKIKI FOR A SURF RIDE! Sun-baked mermaids at Honolulu's celebrated beach line up their surfboards just before a swift dash on the crest of a curling wave. Robert Louis Stevenson loved Hawaii and twice lived at Waikiki. w, ..-... -- .- . .- Yt...- -. j, .Juiaycolor rnotograpns Dy Klcnara 11. Stewart "THREE LITTLE HULA MAIDS ARE WE!" Grass skirts swish, brown arms and bare feet weave the pattern of a hula, the classic Hawaiian dance. It is performed, sitting or standing, to the accompaniment of musical instruments, chants, songs, or even to the rhythmic swish of split lengths of bamboo, or knocking of hardwood staves.