1913: “MAMALA, THE SURF-RIDER,” BY WILLIAM WESTERVELT

Ohio-born church pastor William Westervelt moved to Hawaii in 1899, where he became deeply involved with the Hawaiian Historical Society, and the works of native-born historians, including David Malo and Samuel Kamakau. Westervelt’s own well-regarded books on Hawaiian folklore include Hawaiian Historial Legends (1923). “Mamala the Surf-Rider,” about a surfing royal who can transform from…