Duke Kahanamoku lived life by a central code of values. Embodying the giving, humble and grateful manner for which he became known, Duke shared these values – known as Duke’s Creed – with millions around the world. It has come to represent the Spirit of Aloha and continues to inspire new generations to approach life with open arms, too.
Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was born on August 24, 1890. He grew up swimming and surfing in Waikiki near the current Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Discovered as a swimming sensation, Duke's legend began when he broke the world record in the 100-yard freestyle during his very first competition.
19/11/2021 · A new documentary celebrating surf icon Duke Paoa Kahanamoku will screen Saturday at the historic Waimea Theater, and the Kaua‘i man who helped make it will be in attendance. The 90-minute film ...
18/11/2021 · Duke Kahanamoku is known as the father of modern surfing, but he was also an Olympic swimmer who helped revolutionize the sport by introducing the flutter kick. A new documentary, Waterman , tells the story of the Hawaiian athlete using archival footage, interviews with renowned surfers and dramatizations of key moments in Kahanamoku’s life.
02/11/2021 · The 41st annual Hawaii International Film Festival kicks off on Friday with a world premiere of "Waterman." The documentary follows Duke Kahanamoku's journey and legacy as the father of modern-day ...
04/11/2021 · Mental health clinicians in California and Hawaiʻi have voted to authorize a strike if negotiations on a contract fall through; mortality rates related to Alzheimer's disease are up 300% since 2000; lucky ticket holders to the premiere of the new documentary "Waterman" about Duke Kahanamoku will have access to a special exhibition