As the story goes, Hamana was working on a sugar plantation on Oahu as a young man when he accidentally severed all three of his middle fingers, leaving only the thumb and pinkie. Unable to work in the fields, he was put to work as a conductor guarding the sugar trains bound for Honolulu. Children being, well, children would tease him and began imitating his 'all clear' wave to the train engineer. In later life, Hamana became a legendary fisherman and would often be seen giving his two-fingered wave to passersby.
American Sailors in the late 1940's and Haole (white people from the mainland U.S.) surfers in the 1960's began to adopt the gesture.....and the rest is history.
Original Sketch by Eddie Holly
Original Commission by DarkVigilante
Colors by Phillipthe2