In another great shot from Rob DeCamp, motion softens the scene as a surfer catches a sunset wave in Hawaii. The blurred detail gives us a sense of an artist’s paintbrush lending more to artwork than action photography and invites us into the water.
Called “he’enalu” in the Hawaiian language, surfing has its origins here. When there was no surf, as happens in the summer, Hawaiians would pray for surf in a Pule Kahiko–an ancient Hawaiian prayer.
“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.) “