Dakine comes from a Hawwaiian expression used originally by surfers. It is a slang/pigeon English version of “The Kind”, meaning very good, “the real deal” or exceptional.

Some say that Beach Volleyball was probably first played in Hawaii in 1915, when the Outrigger Beach and Canoe Club set up a court on Waikiki Beach. The surfers and paddlers would play Volleyball while waiting for good waves.

When choosing what to name our Camps we chose Dakine Beach Volleyball Camps – as a nod to the roots of beach volleyball as well as to the Pacific Island culture that our families share.