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August 24, 2015

Happy 125th Birthday


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Happy 125th Birthday to Duke, if your in Waikiki make sure you stop by to check out the flowers left for him during this time!


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August 24, 2015

5 Facts About Duke Kahanmoku


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Great Article about Duke during the week of his birthday. Aloha http://heavy.com/news/2015/08/duke-kahanamoku-125th-birthday-google-doodle-hawaii-swimmer-surfer-photos-video-hero-olympic-medalist-volleyball-family-death-wife-statue/


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July 30, 2015

How the father of surfing became an idol — first in Hawaii, then around the world


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Great article about Duke Kahanamoku from the Los Angeles Times. Click Here to Read!


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April 11, 2015

Duke Kahanamoku – Encyclopedia of Surfing


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Duke Kahanamoku from the Encyclopedia of Surfing http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/kahanamoku-duke The long-celebrated father of modern surfing, from Honolulu, Hawaii; an Olympic gold medal swimmer and Hawaii’s beloved ambassador to the world through much of the first half of the 20th century. Kahanamoku was a skilled wave-rider, but his real gift to surfing was the way he presented […]


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March 31, 2015

Dukes 100 Year Celebration in New Zealand


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Check out this video about Duke’s 100 Year Celebration in New Zealand. http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/father-modern-surfing-celebrated-video-6244206


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March 31, 2015

Dukes Day Australia


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Dukes Day 2015 in Australia. The board is a replica of Freshwater’s sugar pine board that Duke rode on Jan 10, 1915. It is 9 feet long, 3 feet wide and 3 inches thick. It weighs 81 pounds and takes considerable skill to ride as it has no skeg or leg leash. Joining Duane were […]


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May 24, 2014

Duke Kahanamoku Beach Named #1 Beach in the USA


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Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Beaches 2014 1. Duke Kahanamoku Beach Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii 2. Barefoot Beach Bonita Springs, Florida 3. St. George Island State Park Florida panhandle 4. Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Oahu, Hawaii 5. Hamoa Beach Maui, Hawaii 6. Cape Hatteras Outer Banks of North Carolina 7. Cape Florida State Park Key Biscayne, Florida […]


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April 25, 2014

Duke’s Surfer Spotted!


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Duke’s surfers by Vans spotted on the beach in Barbados mon.  


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