“I’m very proud that I have a little Hawaiian blood, so I feel connected to the people here and the water,” says Moore, sitting outside a Honolulu coffee shop one afternoon.
Back in 2019, Moore entered an event in Japan supervised by International Surfing Association
“I was wrapped in all of the Hawaiian flags. But we have US shirts, ”says Moore.“ It felt like betraying Hawaii. It’s weird. ”
Experienced professional surfer Sebastian Zietz competes under the Hawaiian flag. He was born in Florida But moved to Hawaii when he was four months old.
“I’m Haol, a white man who moved to Hawaii, so I can’t claim anything,” he said. Know that Hawaii was overthrown illegally That’s why they don’t like haoles. “
‘Gift from Hawaii to the world’
The Bishop Museum in Honolulu is the state’s foremost natural and cultural museum, as of late 2019 there will be a surf show scheduled for the Olympics. (And expanded to 2021 due to an epidemic), this collection includes the oldest known surfboards used by kings and queens and that Florence and Moore recently used the royal family of New type
It is a not too subtle reminder for locals and tourists that surfing did not take place in California, which claims to be a state sport, or Australia or Brazil, both of which dominate the surfing competition. wave
Surfing continued, hardly going through its decline and the occupation of Hawaii in the 1800s.Colonians saw it as a leisure activity, suggesting a poor work ethic. But by the end of the century, photography and travel helped spread the world tour, revitalizing it.