Saturday, August 24, 2013

Happy Birthday to the Duke!

The Original Big Kahuna!

Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968) was a Hawaiian swimmer, actor, lawman, early beach volleyball player and businessman credited with spreading the sport of surfing. Kahanamoku was a five-time Olympic medalist in swimming.

“The Duke” or “Big Kahuna” became America's shining star when he took home Olympic medals in 1912, but he didn’t stop there. He also brought home medals from the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp.  Of course this all happened long before Hawaii became America's 50th state, just three days before Duke turned 69 on August 21, 1959

The Duke was an iconic Hawaiian and had a born love for the ocean. That's why he is one of the Icons that we look up to!

Also born on this day... My Son! He is the next big Kahuna, I’m just sure of it!


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