Surfing Was First Brought Here By Hawaiian Princes

Surfing Was First Brought Here By Hawaiian Princes (HM1CUW)

Location: Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Santa Cruz County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 57.094', W 122° 1.598'

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During the summer of 1885, three young Hawaiian princes rode the waves at the mouth of the San Lorenzo River on Redwood planks the ordered cut in the shape of olo surfboards by the local timber mill.

H.M. Queen Kapi'olani's nephews:
H.R.H. Prince Jonah K?ni? Kalaniana'ole
H.R.H. Prince David La'amea Kahalepouli K?wananakoa
H.R.H Prince Edward Abnel Keliianhonui

While attending St. Matthew's Hall Military School in San Mateo, stayed during their vacation with the Swan Family in Santa Cruz and started a craze by bringing for the first time the royal Hawaiian sport of surfing to the Pacific Coast of the Americas.

A gift to the City of Santa Cruz from the K?wananako and Marignoli Families.
Placed ByK?wananako and Marignoli Families
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 586662 N 4089942
Decimal Degrees36.95156667, -122.02663333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.094', W 122° 1.598'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 5.64" N, 122° 1' 35.88" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz CA 95060, US
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