According to Hawaiian legend, the first Shaka sighting came from a local hero who lost his three middle fingers in a freak sugarcane factory accident. But that didn’t crush his vibes or keep him from giving a friendly “wave” to neighbors. It caught on. The result? The shaka.
Others swear it originated from a man who had his three middle fingers bitten off by a shark. Once he managed to wave to his friends on shore, the signal stuck.
No matter which wild story is true, we do know one thing: whether you want to say "hang loose" or "how's it going?"... throwing up a shaka sign is the way to spread the peace and positivity of island life...wherever you wander.