Puhala and the Revenge of the Matu

Chapter 15 Questions

  1. Why do you think, with all of the millions of beaches around the world, surfing was invented in Hawaii? Give three reasons.

  2. Who do you think was allowed to surf in Hawaii? Did only the kings surf? Did the common people surf?

  3. How do you say wonderful in Hawaiian?

  4. From what kind of wood did they make surfboards in ancient Hawaii?

  5. What did they do to keep the surfboard wood from getting waterlogged?

  6. Modern surfboards have one, two, three and sometimes four fins on the bottom.  How many fins did the ancient Hawaiian surfboards have?