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Legendary life of Hawaii surfing athlete – Duke Kahanamoku (part 2)

Duke Kahanamoku was born in Honolulu. His father was a policeman. His mother was a pious woman and deeply aware of ancestry and family. He has 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Duke grew up with siblings and 31 cousins. Duke attended Waikiki Grammar, Kaahumanu and Kamehameha schools, but did not graduate because he had to drop out of school to help his family in difficult times.

The champion of swim and surf

Growing up on the outskirts of Waikiki, Kahanamoku lived the childhood years on the beach. The boy loves surfing and swimming. During his youth, Kahanamoku preferred traditional surfing. He has a surfboard made of wood (a precious wood), 16 feet long (4.9 m) and weighs 114 pounds (52 kg). Later, sometimes he used smaller surfboards but all made of wood.

On August 11, 1911, Kahanamoku set a record of 55.4 seconds of surfing 100 yards (91 m), surpassing the world record at 4.6 seconds, during a Honolulu port competition. He also broke the record at 220 yd (200 m).

Joining the US Olympic swimming team at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm (Sweden), Duke Kahanamoku won a 100-meter freestyle gold medal, and a silver medal team with content. 200 meters of free relay.

At the 1920 Olympics held in Antwerp (Belgium), he won a gold medal both 100 meters freestyle swimming and relaying swimming.

At the 1924 Olympics held in Paris, he won the 100 meter silver medal and his younger brother Samuel Kahanamoku won the Bronze Medal. At 34, this is Kahanamoku’s final Olympic medal.

The surfboard Kahanamoku made from pine is still staying at the Freshwater Beach surfing club. A statue of Kahanamoku is located at the northern tip of Freshwater Beach in New South Wales. He also made surfing popular in the United States for the first time in 1912 starting in Southern California.

During their stay in Southern California, Kahanamoku has participated in several films. In this way, he connected with people who could continue to promote surfing.

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.

Indonesia Tourism is ready to host the 2019 World Surfing Tournament

The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism in partnership with World Surf League as well as a number of localities owning paradises, is planning to host 11 world-class surfing competitions in Indonesia in 2019. 

Indonesia has many natural conditions that are suitable for organizing the World Surfing Tournament

Indonesian media quoted the head of Indonesia’s maritime tourism promotion agency, Dwisuryo Indroyono Soewilo, said surfing competitions will be held at many beaches that Indonesian tourists want to explore, with hope. making the island nation become the world’s leading destination to show surfing sport.

The 2019 World Surfing Tournament is organized for both male and female athletes to compete

Indonesian tourism is proud to own hundreds of beaches that meet the conditions of surfing experience, of which about 30 places are highly appreciated by athletes and professionals. So, the 2019 World Surfing Tournament will choose 11 beaches to become the venue for top surfers, ”said Soewilo.

The event is scheduled to take place from April to December 2019

“The best way to become a world-class surfing destination is to organize a year-round Surfing Competition. The event is not only a new attraction for Indonesian tourism, it helps increase the revenue for the people. as well as international exchanges quickly, “said Dwisuryo Indroyono Soewilo said.

Bali, the famous tourist island in Indonesia, continues to host the World Surfing Tournament

Yuniarta Putra, who is in charge of Bali island tourism, said he felt the attraction of tourist sports events such as the approaching 2019 World Surfing Tournament.

“The hotels from Gianyar to Klungkung were fully booked right away. It is interesting to know that surfing participants brought family, teammates and fans from everywhere,” he said. Putra answered the interview.

The development history of surfing (Part 1)

Surfing is a favorite activity at beaches of many thrilling travelers

For those who do not know, or do not dare to surf, sitting watching the waves rushing to the shore is a fascinating experience. The beauty, power and shape of the waves are not the same. It depends on wind power, seismic action, and time. But wherever it is, ocean waves also bring a very special feeling about the power of mother nature since “the power and beauty of the waves is one of the most glamorous, captivating things on the planet.”

Currently, in the best summer beach games still surfing sport, players stand on a wooden plate or light and wide composite material gliding over the first silver waves.

For a long time, the familiar surfing spots are concentrated in the United States, on the island of Hawaii or in Australia around the world’s largest coral barrier, in South Africa around the Cape of Good Hope, etc.

The history of surfing

In his story, writer Jack London (USA) called surfing the king of natural pleasures on the earth. In 1908, the world began its first surfing club, the Canoe Outrige club of Waikiki (USA).

In 1912, at the Stockholm Olympics (Sweden), Duke Kahanomoku swimmer attracted thousands of Australian audiences, opening for surfing in the frantic Australian coasts later. The board is handcrafted, weighs about 29.5 kg and is cut from wood, vanilla water fillings. People stand up straight on the shore, relax their muscles, then jump to the top of the board or lift their hind legs to slide the waves over the approaching waves.

Surfing – the sport of adventurous people

Surfing is a very popular sport in European countries. Let’s check out two most popular types of surfing in the article below!

Surfing is one of the forms of surfing that does not use any assistive equipment other than a surfboard. On the board about 2 meters long, the player stretches out to the sea and paddle with his own hands. Arriving at the big wave to roll ashore, the player stands up and uses the skills to control the board to surf on the wave.

Surfboard with paddles

Compared to surfing, surfing with paddles is somewhat simple and easier to play. A new player can master the paddle board after only a few hours of practice. Thanks to the paddles participants can travel longer distances and play on many different water surfaces such as the bay and the calm lake, even crossing the falls.

Surfboard with a paddle is considered as the origin of modern surfing, now comes back with a new look. Although quite similar to rowing boats, inflatable boats and kayaks, surfboards have lighter paddles and are more expensive.

Windsurfing

With this sport, players use boards with a sail attached to the force of the wind to surf the surface. To be able to master the sail, forcing the player to have time to practice. When you are not used to welcoming and catching up with the waves and the wind, falling into the sea, banging your head on the mast, the person is in pain because he has to suffer from the whip of the water.

surfing

When mastering the skills and incorporating the movements of the body, in order to sail on the waves, the player will be easily mesmerized when he wants to conquer this challenge to another challenge. Windsurfing players range from professional, semi-professional to amateur, depending on the waves and wind.

Surfing spots in THE AsiaN Pacific

Some islands in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, etc. will bring visitors many adventure sports activities, including surfing.

Surfers Paradise, Australia

Located in Gold Coast, Queenland, eastern Australia, Surfers Paradise is a place for surfers. Playing at the Dream and Movie World amusement park or enjoying luxury in luxury hotels, etc. are some of the activities not to be missed when coming here.

Noosa Heads, Australia

Other than Surfers Paradise, Noosa Heads has a wild beauty and one of the quiet beaches. This is the ideal place to relax on the clear blue beach or surf the surf. In the evening, visitors can enjoy a drink on Hasting Street to shop and enjoy delicious Australian dishes.

Cottesloe, Australia

SURFING SPOTS IN THE ASIAN PACIFIC

Located in Perth’s western suburbs, Cottesloe is one of Western Australia’s most popular beaches. It has a golden sandy beach stretching over a kilometer from the Mudurup mountain range south of Swanbourne, suitable for visitors to explore, swim, snorkel, surf, etc.

Tauranga, New Zealand

Located in Plenty Bay area, east of New Zealand, Tauranga is a small city known for its beautiful beaches and warm year-round climate, suitable for any visitor who comes here to surf.

Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin is also an ideal destination for surfing adventure sports. It is also famous for New Zealand’s first university – Otago.

Quezon, Philippines

Real town, Quezon province, Luzon island in the Philippines is a destination for tourists who like surfing on weekends. In addition, you can also take a stroll to admire the beautiful waterfalls nearby or enjoy some local specialties.

Siargao Island, Philippines

If you love adventure, challenge, Siargao island will be a perfect choice. With beautiful beaches and clear blue waters, Siargao Island is considered the birthplace of surfing and swimming sports in the Philippines.