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Turkey Love

Waikiki, 1986
You know something I hate to admit? For all the years I've been on the beach, I never did own a surfboard.

The interview below, shorted and slightly edited, was recorded by Iwalani Hodges in 1986 for the University of Hawaii’s Oral History Project. Love was 67 years old at the time of the interview. Hodges’ introduction is included. For a PDF transcript of the full 18,000-word interview, click here.

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Alan Love, Hawaiian-Caucasian, was born in 1919 in Honolulu. He is the youngest of four children of Eugene and Annie Love. He has lived in and around Waikiki since 1927.

Love graduated in 1938 ...