Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968) was a competition swimmer who popularized the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing. A Native Hawaiian , he was born to a minor noble family less than three years before the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom .
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 August 24, 1890 in Honolulu, Hawaii, the first of six sons and three daughters of Duke and Julia Kahanamoku. He grew up in carefree Waikiki with the ocean as his playground, doing what he loved – mostly swimming, surfing, canoeing and bodysurfing.
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 ...
04/11/2021 · The Hawaiʻi International Film Festival kicks off with the in-person premiere of a documentary film about Duke Kahanamoku called “Waterman.” The Conversation talked to Brandon Bunag, who is in charge of education and public programs at the Bishop Museum, about a display that honors not just one, but two Olympians.
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.
05/11/2021 · In 1912, Duke Kahanamoku made it to his first Olympic games. That year, not only did he break world records, he came home with a gold and silver medal as well. All these years later, his legacy ...