Order a copy of  "Local Boy" A Memoir by Fred Hemmings

Books are $23.95 plus shipping, handling and tax in the USA.    International Sales are now available. All on-line book purchases will be autographed and dated. 

Growing up local in the Hawaiian Islands, Fred Hemmings experienced Hawai’i from the outside breaks of O’ahu’s North Shore to the inner workings of State government.  In LOCAL BOY, the veteran waterman offers his own unique view of the Islands – the big surf, the changing times and the memorable adventures with friend and role model Duke Kahanamoku.

Coming soon, LOCAL BOY will be also available for purchase at Book Ends in Kailua and  Na Mea Hawaii at Ward Center.  Other local options, call: (808) 282-0488.


For orders of 6 books or more, click here and contact us for pricing.  

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Extemporaneous speaking is Fred Hemmings’ forte.  He weaves humor, drama and a broad array of human interests into his presentations.  He does so with a depth of knowledge on the subjects of surfing, Hawaiian history and social and economic policies that affect our lives. 

Fred Hemmings qualifies as a leading authority on the history and culture of Hawai‘i and surfing. His eclectic background as a waterman of Hawai‘i, entrepreneur, radio talk show host, television commentator and political leader has gained him the reputation as a respected authority in the Islands.  A speaking presentation from Fred Hemmings focuses on the history of Hawai’i and/or surfing and can be tailored to meet your group’s specific interests.  As a world champion surfer and founder of professional surfing, Fred not only knows surfing history, he helped write it. 

Contact Fred

Email: fred@fredhemmings.com

Phone: 808-371-3577