Very few cultures in history have their roots so intimately linked to the ocean as does the Hawaiian culture. Even fewer posess an equal knowledge of the ocean’s mysteries. In the last hundred years, paddling has evolved into one of Hawaii’s most loved pastimes and sports. Outrigger canoes sit at almost every beach and in the nearby waters canoes pass by and teams practice for regattas. Outrigger canoe paddling is a physically and spiritually fulfilling experience – a way to connect with the beauty and power of the ocean. To celebrate this noble sport, Tay Perry has assembles a notable collection of proverbs and quotes to match vintage and contemporary photos. The result is a nostalgic portrait of paddling from it’s ancient Polynesian roots through contemporary times.