Hawaii: Picture-perfect beaches, legendary surf and A-list adventures in Oahu and Kauai
Friday June 1st 2018
by Pascale Hughes
Pascale Hughes is a reporter and feature writer.
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As special correspondent for Sacramento Union newspaper, Mark Twain had a go at surfing when he visited Hawaii in 1866. He paddled out on his wooden board, waited “for a particularly prodigious billow to come along,” then prodigiously wiped out, losing his board and gulping down “a couple of barrels of water”. I can sympathise.