Miss Longboard Contestants • Waikiki, Hawaii

Peter Kun Frary | Photographer


In Hawaii, swimsuit contests adorn many surfing competitions and are a telling slice of our lifestyle. The top price is cash, so many "pros" make the rounds of surf contests hoping to earn a war chest (for college?).

In late August China's Longboard Surf Contest rages at Waikiki Beach. The Mr. Longboard and Miss Longboard swimsuit contest is a popular sideline that garners many hoots of joy and admiring glances. These two tropical beauties swooning for the judges were among the oldest contestants. The others were so young I was hesitant to take their photos. Oddly, the Mr. Longboard contestants are few in number and appear to be more Sumo than surfers.

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