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(March 20, 2004)

Terry Kelly

The Statue House

Dean Karamehmedovic

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Hawaiian Ambassador of Aloha

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, USA

7:00AM (UTC/GMT -10)

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Duke Paoa Kahanamoku lived from 1890-1968. He was born and raised in Waikiki and was a full-blooded Hawaiian, representing the culture to millions of people.

A descendant of Hawaiian royalty, Duke is considered to not only Hawaii's greatest athlete, but also the father of international surfing. Duke won his first Olympic gold medal in 1912 where he set a world record in 100 meter free-style. He also won a silver medal as a member of the United States 200-meter relay team. In 1920 he won two gold medal breaking his record in 100 meter free style and setting a world record for the free-style relay team. He won a silver medal in 1924 for the 100 meter free-style and in 1932 he won a bronze as a member of the water polo team. He was a famed surfer and legendary as an outstanding longboard surfer. He appeared in some 30 early movies and served for many years as Honolulu's Ambassador of Aloha and County Sheriff. full story
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