Ford, Alexander Hume


Relentlessly energetic promoter of the Hawaiian Islands and "the art of surf-riding" in the early 20th century; founder of the Outrigger Canoe Club, surfing's first organized group. "Alexander Hume Ford is Hawaii's best booster and the busiest man in the mid-Pacific," Sunset magazine wrote of Ford in 1917. "You can't keep the man himself still long enough to really photograph him." Ford was born ...

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