July 31 , 2006
MEDIA CONTACT: Caroline Witherspoon
or Jocelyn Collado
NEW SURFING PICTORIAL FROM BISHOP MUSEUM PRESS TO INCLUDE NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED IMAGES
**Surfing: Images from Bishop Museum Archives On Sale In August**
HONOLULU – Across the globe Hawai’i is known to be the birthplace of surfing and is considered the mecca for almost every wave-rider. Duke Kahanamoku riding the waves at Waikiki Beach , the legendary barrels at Banzai Pipeline, and the giant winter waves at the infamous Waimea Bay are among the images included in the new Bishop Museum Press book, Surfing: Images from Bishop Museum Archivesby DeSoto Brown. The book is the first in a series of pictorials that will showcase the amazing photographic collections found at the Bishop Museum .
Surfing: Images from Bishop Museum Archives will not only present over 200 amazing images from Hawai‘i’s surfing history, but also will feature some of the most famous and rare images of wave riding and wave riders known in Hawai‘i. Most of these images have never been published before and will offer a new and magical look into Hawai‘i’s past.
Brown, archivist and collections manager at the Bishop Museum, and author of several books relating to Hawai‘i’s tourism in the 20 th-century, expertly weaves beautiful images of surfing history with stories and captions that offer new insight into the number one homegrown sport in Hawai‘i. An avid collector of Hawaiian memorabilia himself, Brown will transport readers back to a nostalgic time when surfing was king in Hawai‘i.
Surfing: Images from Bishop Museum Archives will be available at Bishop Museum ’s Shop Pacifica and other fine book dealers throughout Hawai‘i in August. The soft-cover book will retail for $14.95.
Founded in 1892, Bishop Museum Press is the oldest continuous publisher of books in Hawai‘i, and one of the first scholarly presses in the Western Hemisphere . Proceeds
from sales of Bishop Museum Press books further the Museum’s efforts in research, education and collections care. Bishop Museum Members receive a 20% discount on all Bishop Museum Press books, when purchased at Bishop Museum ’s Shop Pacifica. Call (808) 848-4158 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
With nearly 400,000 visitors each year, Bishop Museum serves as one of Hawai‘i’s top destinations, providing hands-on educational experiences to help residents and visitors appreciate and embrace Hawai‘i’s rich culture. By combining education, history and culture, the Museum strives to fulfill its mission set with its founding in 1889, “to study, preserve and tell the stories of the cultures and natural history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific.” Located at 1525 Bernice Street , the Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14.95 for adults; $11.95 for youth 4-12 years, plus special rates for kama ‘āina , seniors and military; children under 4 years and Bishop Museum Members are free. For information, call 847-3511 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org .