Bishop Museum Honors the History of Surfing in Hawaii

February 04, 2020

Photos by K. Johnson and Teresa Robertson

This past December Jack and his wife Kim attended the VIP Opening of "Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawai‘i," a new exhibit showcasing surfing as an art, a science, and a way of life. The exhibit at the Bishop Museum celebrates surfing's deep roots in Hawaiian culture, as well as brings attention to the urgent need to protect our ocean's health. The local efforts of the Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation, Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i, and Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter are highlighted in the Malama I Ke Kai section of the exhibit, and these non-profits lent support with greening, education and outreach. With funding from the Johnson Ohana Foundation, the Plastic Free Pipeline art installation byEthan Estess of Countercurrent Art is on display as part of the exhibit now through May 3, 2020 to raise awareness about solutions to plastic pollution.

Jack applauds the Bishop Museum’s recent decision to eliminate the sale of all single-use plastics! Their single-use plastic-free campaign is part of the Museum’s larger initiative to serve as a positive example of sustainable practices and conservation in Hawai‘i. The Museum partnered with Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation’s Plastic Free Hawaiʻi and the Surfrider Foundation to identify opportunities to reduce plastic waste and educate visitors. Thank you to the Bishop Museum for leading by example!