Reinventing the Sport-Part III


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Joel T. Smith explores the quintessential role Alexander Hume Ford had in the revival of “the ancient sport of kings” at the turn of the 20th century. It was Ford who Introduced the sport to Jack London. Ford was also the founder of the Pan Pacific Union, an organization that put Hawaii on the map as surfing reemerged within Hawaiian culture.