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How to throw the perfect Hawaiian shaka

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The shaka, also known as “hang loose,” is more than just a simple hand gesture. But do you really know how to throw it?

Today, Hawaii’s iconic fingerprint is pretty much a universal gesture that has been adopted by millions of people and is no longer just a symbol of surf culture.

Some Hawaiians love to throw them really loose, and many girls and women tend to avoid them. The origin of the shaka is not clear, but the strongest clue credits Hamana Kalili of Laie for creating it.

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