Hawaiian Word of the Day: June 12th By Leilani Poli`ahu • Jun 12, 2020 ShareTweetEmail Papaheʻenalu. Well Papa can mean a "board or almost any kind of flat surface." Adding heʻenalu to it makes it a surfboard. Heʻe means "to slide or surf," and nalu means "wave." Put it all together and you get a surfboard. Listen Listening... / 0:31 Tags: HWOTDhawaiianWordShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.