Waikiki Beach Surf Paradise

up:date June 19, 2022 by Bonn Brandt

Waikiki Beach is named after wealthy Peruvian sugar cane heir Carlos Dogny. In 1942, he returned home from Hawaii with a surfboard given to him by legendary surfer Duke Kahanamoku. With the creation of Club Waikiki, Dogny contributed to the development of a distinct surf culture in Peru which had its beginnings in Peru stretching back millennia.

Visitors of the Waikiki Surf Club, Lima, Peru
The Waikiki Surf Club, Lima, Peru

Surfing is part of the Peruvian history

Supposedly, surfing was indigenous to Peru, thousands of years ago at the site of Chan Chan, a village close to Huanchaco on Peru's northern coast.

As early as 3000 BC, pre-Inca fishermen used hollow reed boats called "caballitos de totora" (small reed horses) to cruise to shore.

Possibly this formed the basis for the emergence of the earliest surfboard.

Surf's up in Waikiki

Club Waikiki was a place where legends were born. In 1955, the Waikiki surf club held the first Peruvian surfing competition, won by Alfrendo Granda.

Limas surfing shore

Surfing in Peru was popular with the rich and famous right from the start. Bankers, golfers, businessmen, the social elite were thrilled when Carlos Dogny provided them Waikiki Beach.

Bock-Schroeder's visit to the Waikiki club

In the early 1950s, Peter Bock-Schroeder hitchhiked through Peru and captured Peruvian reportage with his Rolleiflex - including the Waikiki Surf Club in Lima.

  • Limited Edition - Original
  • Peter Bock-Schroeder
  • Edition 1/3
  • Negative Date: 1951
  • Print Date: 2022
  • Size: 50 x 50 cm
  • Provenance: Bock-Schroeder Foundation
  • Verso: Copyright stamp, Signature

  • Signed by Jans Bock-Schroeder.
  • Verso: Copyright stamp, Signature, Edition-Number 1/3
  • Printed from the original negative
  • Analog Handprint in museum quality on barytha paper
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