Just after dawn, two sisters and their <g class="gr_ gr_4 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" data-gr-id="4">cousin</g> head into the surf at Makaha, far from tourist crowds on Oahu’s west coast, to warm up before a surfing competition. Participating from an early age in this ancient sport of Hawaiian chiefs teaches children to take pride in the culture they’ve inherited.

Makaha Beach in Oahu, Hawaii

Just after dawn, two sisters and their cousin head into the surf at Makaha, far from tourist crowds on Oahu’s west coast, to warm up before a surfing competition. Participating from an early age in this ancient sport of Hawaiian chiefs teaches children to take pride in the culture they’ve inherited.
Photograph by Paul Nicklen, Nat Geo Image Collection

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