By June Watanabe
Sunday, March 31, 2002
We discovered different and fascinating accounts of how the “shaka” sign — denoting everything from “right on” and “thank you” to “howzit” and “hang loose” — originated, mainly variations of someone losing the three fingers of one hand in an accident, including trying to catch fish by throwing a stick of dynamite into the ocean. A few also swear it originated with California surfers.
My boy who’s in Miami right now showed Bingo Players his shirt, they took it and showed the crowd. LMAO THEY AGREE TOO!