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Canoe Surfing

Hawaiians surfed in canoes as well as on boards. Spending so much of their time on the water for fishing and other activities, they handled their canoes in heavy surf with great skill. For surfing, a single canoe was much safer than a double canoe. The canoes best suited for catching waves were 20 to 25 feet long with high sides, a generous rocker, an upturned bow, and a wide, deep stern. An oversized, heavy paddle was used for steering.

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