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THE BEACHBOY COLLECTION

Introducing the inspiration for our BEACHBOY COLLECTION of UPF 50 rashguards to protect from the strong Hawaiian sun. Shop our signature collection for men, women and kidʻs too.

Our influence comes from the depths of our ocean playground environment, elements and history of surfing and outrigger canoe, Waikīkī's unique geography, and the beachboy and girl legends that shared the culture of Hawai'i with a world of visitors that came to Waikīkī throughout the last century, preserving surf culture with age old traditions. 

 

MENS COLLECTION

THE TEDDY B RASHGUARD

The ʻTeddy Bʻ is a relaxed fit long sleeve menʻs rashguard named after Waikīkī Beachboy, Teddy Bush, who has been a surf instructor and canoe captain on Waikīkī Beach for the last 50 years. Teddy was the youngest person to achieve the rank of Canoe First Captain at the age of 21; he was also one of the founding members of the Waikīkī Beachboys Canoe Club, a competitive canoe racing team originally comprised of only Waikīkī Beachboys.

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 Photo courtesy of the Bush Ohana

THE DUKIE RASHGUARD

The ʻDukieʻ is a relaxed fit short sleeve menʻs rashguard named after Dukie Kuahulu who was a prominent Waikīkī Beachboy and a master canoe steersman. Due to his knowledge of the ocean and steering, he was chosen as one of the crew members aboard the traditional sailing canoe, Hokuleʻa, on itʻs maiden voyage between Hawai'i and Tahiti. This sail took place in 1976 and marked the revival of the Hawaiian culture and highlighted the ingenuity and curiosity of the Polynesian people. 

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THE ALEX RASHGUARD

The ʻAlexʻ is a relaxed fit menʻs tank rashguard named after Alex Apo, Waikīkī Beachboy and legendary waterman known for his ability to steer the outrigger canoe through all kinds of surf. Alex taught a generation of Beachboys the arts of canoe surfing and how to be a steward of Waikīkī Beach.

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  Photo courtesy of the Bush Ohana

THE WOODY RASHGUARD

The ʻWoodyʻ is a relaxed fit long sleeve hooded menʻs rashguard with zipper named after Woodridge "Woody" Brown, surfer, Waikīkī Beachboy, and creator of the first and fastest ocean going catamaran, the Manu Kai ("Sea Bird") in 1947. Fascinated by the speed of the Polynesian twin-hulled outrigger canoes witnessed during his time in the South Pacific during WWII, he adapted the idea upon his return to Hawai'i, using lightweight hulls and adding huge sails.

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 Image courtesy ofwindandwaves.com & David L. Brown Productions

 

WOMENS COLLECTION

THE MĀMALA RASHGUARD

The ʻMāmalaʻ is a relaxed fit long sleeve womenʻs rashguard named after our home waters off Waikīkī Beach, where the heart and soul of beachboy tradition is carried on. Mamala Bay is the original Hawaiian place name for the waters off Waikīkī.

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Photo courtesy of Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Dana Edmunds

THE LĒʻAHI RASHGUARD

The ʻLēʻahiʻ is a fitted long sleeve womenʻs rashguard with zipper named after Diamond Head, the iconic dormant volcanic cone which lays to the east end of Waikīkī. Itʻs shape resembles the brow of the ʻahi fish (Lē-ʻahi). British sailors renamed it "Diamond Head" when they mistakenly thought the shiny calcite crystals they found on its slopes were diamonds.

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Photo courtesy of Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Vincent Lim

THE KAPUNI RASHGUARD

The ʻKapuniʻ is a fitted long sleeve womenʻs rashguard, with tropical floral side panels, and named after the surf break now commonly known as "Canoes", and is one of the most famous surf breaks in Waikīkī. Here, novice and advanced surfers can surf the gentle, rolling break that generations of Waikīkī Beachboys made their playground.

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Photo courtesy of Waikīkī Beach Services image collection 

 THE MOANA RASHGUARD

The ʻMoanaʻ is a fitted long sleeve womenʻs rashguard named after the "ocean" in Hawaiian. From past to present, Hawaiians and locals alike, hold a deep affinity for the ocean as it is an abundant source of food, sea travel and recreation.

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Photo courtesy of Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Ben Ono

THE VI RASHGUARD

The ʻViʻ is a relaxed fit long sleeve hooded womenʻs rashguard with zipper named after Vi Mākua, Beachgirl and the first woman to achieve the rank of Canoe First Captain in the '60's. As a First Captain, Vi was responsible for steering and surfing outrigger canoes through the waves.

THE WAʻA RASHGUARD

The ʻWaʻaʻ is a fitted long sleeve womenʻs rashguard with half zipper named after "canoe" in Hawaiian. Waikīkī is the only place in the world known for outrigger canoe surfing. Come experience the thrill of catching a wave on the outrigger canoe with us!

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Photo courtesy of Waikīkī Beach Services image collection 

 

KIDS COLLECTION

THE MANŌ RASHGUARD

The ʻManōʻ is a relaxed fit long sleeve kidʻs rashguard with hood named after "shark" in Hawaiian. Many Hawaiians believe that their ancestors watch over them in the form of an animal protector, or an aumakua. The manō is one such aumakua and is revered and respected in Hawaiian culture.

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Photo courtesy of hawaiimagazine.com/content/cultural-significance-sharks-hawaii / Brooke Dombroski

THE HONU RASHGUARD

The ʻHonuʻ is a fitted long sleeve kidʻs rashguard with tropical floral side panels named after "turtle" in Hawaiian. Many honu can be found in the waters of Waikīkī as the reef makes a great breeding, hiding and feeding ground for them.

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 Photo courtesy Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB) / Tyler Schmitt

THE NALU RASHGUARD

The ʻNaluʻ is a long sleeve crew neck kidʻs rashguard named after "wave" in Hawaiian. He'e nalu means to surf or ride the waves. Come catch a wave with us! We provide surf lessons for the keiki too!

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Photo courtesy of Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Ben Ono