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Duke Kahanamoku

August 24, 1890 - January 22, 1968

 
 
Duke Kahanamoku Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 25, 2012
1. Duke Kahanamoku Marker
Inscription. Duke Kahanamoku, three time Olympic gold medalist swimmer, public servant, goodwill ambassador of the State of Hawaii, and considered by many to be the father of modern surfing. In the early 1920's, the Duke surfed under Huntington's Pier. In his 70's, he returned to Huntington Beach to help promote the U.S. Surfboard Championships. For many years the championships were dedicated in honor of Duke's contributions to the sport of surfing. He will long be remembered for his principles of fair play, good sportsmanship and his gracious aloha spirit.
 
Location. 33° 39.434′ N, 118° 0.09′ W. Marker is in Huntington Beach, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Pacific Coast Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 Main Street, Huntington Beach CA 92648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 126 Main Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scout Cabin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Auditorium and Tower (approx. 1.4 miles away); Newland House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of the S.R. Bowen Buildings
Duke Kahanamoku - Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame Tile image. Click for full size.
May 23, 2011
2. Duke Kahanamoku - Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame Tile
Just a short walk nearby is the Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame, with tiles embedded in the sidewalk honoring famous surfers, including Duke, the "Father of Surfing".
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Courreges Ranch (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Bluff (approx. 3.3 miles away); Helm Tract (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington Beach.
 
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Duke Kahanamoku Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 25, 2012
3. Duke Kahanamoku Marker and Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 25, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 25, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on January 31, 2012.   3. submitted on January 25, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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