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Book Talk and Book Signing with Mindy Pennybacker and Jim Kempton

Wednesday, June 14- Doors open at 6pm
Seating is limited. Call (760) 721-6876 to reserve your seat.

Free Admission
(buy a book or two!)

Can’t make the event and want a signed book?
Call: (760) 721-6876 by 4pm, 6/14 to purchase with your credit card and provide your requested endorsement.

Surfing Sisterhood Hawai‘i: Wahine Reclaiming the Waves

by Mindy Pennybacker

In Surfing Sisterhood Hawai‘i, Honolulu native Mindy Pennybacker, a columnist for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, brings waveriding in the islands to life blending Hawaiian legends, historical accounts, and interviews with more than thirty contemporary female surfers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Surfing Sisterhood Hawai‘i recounts how female surfers got pushed aside and deprecated by a male-dominated industry in the mid-twentieth century and how they’ve come roaring back. In 2021, Hawaiian five-time world champ Carissa Moore won gold in the debut Olympic surfing event.

In 2022, Hawaiian Moana Jones Wong won the first women’s World Surf League championship tour event at Banzai Pipeline, in big, barreling waves that were, until then, considered too dangerous for female contests.

Surfing Sisterhood Hawai‘i shows how surfing in Hawai‘i is a daily celebration and lifestyle for its women, who sustain community, nature, culture and ‘ohana in its waves on top of having a lot of fun.

$21.95 / Soft-cover, 200 pages

Women on Waves

A Cultural History of Surfing: From Ancient Goddesses and Hawaiian Queens to Malibu Movie Stars and Millennial Champions
by Jim Kempton

Few subjects in the world of sports and or the outdoors is more timely or compelling than women’s surfing. From smart, strong, fearless women shattering records on 80-foot waves to professional athletes fighting for equal pay and a more fair and just playing field, these amazing, wave-riding warriors provide an inspirational and aspirational cast of powerful role models for women (and men) across all backgrounds and generations.

Over the past two-hundred years, and especially the past five decades, the surfing lifestyle have become the envy of people around the world. The perception of sun, sand, surf, strong young women and their inimitable style, has created a booming lifestyle and sports industry — and the sport that made its Olympic exhibition debut in Tokyo 2021. A massive shift from when colonizers tried to extinguish all traces of Native Hawaiian surfing and its sacred culture.

Women on Waves is filled with phenomenal athletic performance, breakthrough female achievements, and plenty of inspiration and fun to see us through until the time when we can all hit the surf once more!

$18.95 / Paperback, 490 pages