August 24th, 1890 Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku was born at Haleakala. The father of modern surfing, the Waikiki Beach Boy & Ambassador of Aloha has forever made his mark as one of Hawaii’s greatest. Today he would be 125 years old. Wow, his name and story still hold weight as if they were conversations of yesterday. Google even payed tribute to Duke.
Its awesome to see someone like Duke who has made a major impact in Modern Hawaii get the recognition of Google, a corporation that has over a billion users.
As we reminisce and ask both papa & tutu if they have any stories of Duke to share with us, I attached an awesome video of Duke doing what he does best. Keep in mind this film was recorded back in 1939.
Hau`oli L? H?nau Duke! May your legacy live on forever.