Throwback: Traditional Hawaiian Prayer for Surf


It was July in 2011 and it looks as if we were in the middle of a typical summer flat spell. I wonder if this helped at all.

na a 'ohe nalu, a laila aku i kai, penei e hea ai
(If there is no surf, invoke seaward in the following manner):

"Ku mai! Ku mai! Ka nalu nui mai Kahiki mai,
(arise, arise you great surfs from Kahiki)

Alo po i pu! Ku mai ka pohuehue,
(the powerful curling waves. Arise with the pohuehue)

Hu! Kai ko'o Loa.
(Well up long raging surf.)


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