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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.