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Legendary life of Hawaii surfing athlete – Duke Kahanamoku (part 1)

The champion of swimming, surfing, actors, police chiefs, etc. named Duke Kahanamoku, who is excellent in all fields, is the pride of Hawaii island.

Saving people with a surfboard

On June 14, 1925, in the waters of Newport Beach, California, a shipwreck accident killed 17 fishermen on a ship carrying 29 people. 12 people are lucky to be saved. In particular, separate Duke Kahanamoku has saved 8 fishermen. By using skis, Duke Kahanamoku (originally a surfer athlete) moving very quickly from shore to rescue should salvage many people. At the same time, two other surfers saved 4 fishermen.

Sheriff Newport called Duke’s effort “the most sublime surf rescue in the world”. Since then, many American lifeguards began using surfboards when doing their work.

When Captain James Cook found Hawaii in 1788, surfing was a widely developed sport here. Hawaiian people often organize surfing competitions and winners are always cheered and praised.

In this sport, players stand on a long, narrow board, gliding over the waves. Talking about surfing sport in Hawaii, it is impossible not to mention the name of the legendary Duke Kahanamoku – athletes, actors, sheriffs, water players and entrepreneurs.

Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968) was the champion of swimming, who was instrumental in the widespread dissemination of Hawaii’s long-lasting surfing sport. He won five Olympic Medals for swimming.

The word “Duke” in his name sometimes makes people mistaken for a royal title, however, that is the name his father was put and put back to him.

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku is not a member of the Hawaiian royal family, but a descendant of Alapainui, who ruled the island of Hawaii.

Try surfing in the Wave House Sentosa when coming to Singapore

Coming to Sentosa island, visitors can not only see the sea and relax in the clear water but also has a place to experience the feeling of conquering nature at Wave House Sentosa. If you are used to surfing, there is nothing more amazing than performing skillful jumps right away! This artificial surfing area will give you a feeling of real surfing, with strong waves and up to 3 meters tall but they are extremely safe.

With a large-scale design first appearing in Asia, Sentosa surfer has attracted a lot of surfing lovers, from professional players to beginners to experience. It is hard to feel the difference between the waves here and the real ocean waves, unless you have practiced surfing for at least a few years.

For surfing beginners, it may take the first hour just to be hit by the waves to fall, but there is no need to worry that there is a soft mattress underneath and a professional guidance team waiting to support you whenever needed. After that, you can be more proficient to throw acrobatics like longtime players.

TRY SURFING IN THE WAVE HOUSE SENTOSA WHEN COMING TO SINGAPORE

The cost is usually 35 USD Sin / person / hour. On weekend or holiday, it is 40 USD Sin / person / hour. You can stay here to surf all day without fear of missing anything. Don’t be afraid to change your schedule without preparing swimwear or surfing gear. Wave House has many areas selling swimwear, sunglasses, all kinds of tools for surfing and water games; or hearty dishes for snacks such as steaks, spaghetti, Pizza; There are also beer bars and drinks.

This is also one of the exciting nightlife places on Sentosa Island. They often organize dinner with BBQ party on the beach, massage and skin care for girls. You can follow fanpage of Wave House Sentosa to update information.