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The spiritual home of surfing and the modern birthplace for all sorts of wave riding, Hawaii is and always has been the centre of the surfing universe. Here, on one of the remotest island chains on the planet, waves have been arriving from all the points of the compass and pounding the lava, coral and sand for eons. These waves have been shaping Hawaii and the Polynesian people, whose ancestors “fished up” the islands, while exploring the vast unknown regions of the Pacific in the 12th century AD. The “Sport of Kings” owes much to the Hawaiian royalty who enshrined the art of surfing into many aspects of day-to-day life, encouraging all levels of society to frolic in the waves.