Honorable Mention, 2005 Ka Palapala Pookela Award for Excellence in Writing Nonfiction
Now completely revised and updated, this edition of Beaches of Oahu offers sixty new color photos of the island's spectacular beaches and coastline by photographer Mike Waggoner, a water safety section, and 22 newly drawn maps locating more than 130 beaches and shoreline parks. The beachdescriptions and maps include many of the island's popular surfing sites. All beaches, known and relatively unknown, are listed with their physical characteristics, recreational uses, historic and cultural significance, and any dangers that beach-goers may encounter. Each beach is identified by its official and unofficial, or popular, name (if any) used by residents. When available, the author has added brief histories of beaches as handed down through the native Hawaiian oral tradition and relatedHawaiian chants and verses.
A Latitude 20 Book
"A valuable read for every resident who loves going to the beach." --Free Surf Magazine,
"A must for Hawaii fans" --Chicago Tribune, 13 February 2005
Author: Clark, John R. K.;
John R. K. Clark is deputy fire chief for the City and County of Honolulu. He is the author of The Beaches of Maui County, Beaches of the Big Island, Beaches of Kauai and Niihau, Hawaii's Best Beaches,
and Hawaii Place Names: Shores, Beaches, and Surf Sites
(all available from UH Press).