Who was known as the father of modern surfing?

Who did Duke Kahanamoku marry?

Is Hawaii closer to California or Japan?

The state of Hawaii is about 2400 mi. … (4000 km) from California and about 4000 mi. (6500 km) from Japan.

What is Duke Kahanamoku’s full name?

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.

Who is a famous athlete from Hawaii?

1) Duke Kahanamoku

Duke Kahanamoku originally gained widespread fame as an Olympic swimmer. During his illustrious career he won three gold medals and two silver medals.

Where was the first Duke’s Restaurant?

Honolulu disc jockey Kimo McVay initiated the trademarking of Duke’s name in 1962, when he and the veteran surfer teamed to open Duke Kahanamoku’s restaurant and nightclub in Waikiki, hiring a young Don Ho to entertain.

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