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Pictures are all taken during the course of my activities such as paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, archery, skeet shooting, and soon diving - due to my schedule, some postings are done in advanced and posted automatically by blogger on the dates specified. If you have any suggestions, comments, etc for photos you would like me to take, do not hesitate to let me know - enjoy and thanks for stoppin by - Live, Love, Laugh and share the ALOHA!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Duke Kahanamoku


Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku is an icon in Hawaii and a hero to most Hawaiians. He is often credited as being the father of modern surfing; he won gold and silver medals in Olympic swimming, and acted as an Hawaii ambassador to the world.


It is interesting to note: "The 'Duke', as Kahanamoku would be called, had been named not for Hawaiian royalty, but after his father who had been christened 'Duke' following the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh to Hawaii in 1869."source plus more info

Here is a live webcam of this likeness of him.

Just to compliment Dana's beautiful close-up photo above and to give some perspective to this larger than life figure - figuratively and literally speaking, click on the image to the left.

While "looking" for Ame and her family in Waikiki, I happened to stumble upon this beautiful family next to the Duke. Papa He'e Nalu =)

18 Comments:

Blogger Kala said...

Nice post - and wow what a weekend you must have had hehe - If you want to, you can post again tomorrow, otherwise, I'll throw something up if not =)

Monday, August 7, 2006 at 8:56:00 PM HST  
Blogger danafaye said...

hehe ... you know me ... my whole life is a party (hardly) ;-) ... Feel free to post tomorrow, and thanks again for filling in for me ...

Monday, August 7, 2006 at 9:24:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

no please by all means, u can post tomorrow hahahaha

Monday, August 7, 2006 at 9:58:00 PM HST  
Anonymous anne said...

Wohow! That's big! Hehehe sorry the term father of surfing just got me smiling :)

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 4:15:00 AM HST  
Anonymous CĂ©line said...

Wow! Impressive!

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 4:27:00 AM HST  
Blogger Natalie said...

He looks pretty hunky. Good post. Fun read.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 4:37:00 AM HST  
Blogger Mile Stones said...

Surreal, it looks from the chat above that the 2 of you have resorted to using your blog to 'talk'to each other, but atleast it's nice & civil!

A great story about another great Duke. Me?I'm just sitting here drooling over the colours, atmosphere & lifestyles of Hawaii....MMMM-MMM!

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 4:41:00 AM HST  
Blogger Claire said...

What a great pic - love the story also!

Cxx

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 4:43:00 AM HST  
Blogger Stinkypaw said...

It always fascinates me to see all the leis on his statues. Before going to HI I knew of Duke as a surfer, didn't know all that he'd done (like the life (or is it lives?)saving, etc.), interesting man he was! And then I went to Duke's for a cold one and was delighted to see all those pictures!

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 5:10:00 AM HST  
Blogger Annie said...

I really enjoyed seeing this icon and learning a bit about his contribution to surfing.

And I loved the previous post, On Top of the World. What a great place to spend a little time.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 7:28:00 AM HST  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Interesting story! I like the coconut trees, blue water and blue sky of course :)

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 8:16:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kate said...

He is quite a legend. The photo is also quite handsome.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 8:50:00 AM HST  
Blogger Jazzy said...

Great and very interesting entry today.
The beach looks like lots of fun, it feels like you're on holiday all the time =)

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 2:20:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

just checked out the webcam - kinda neat to see how the weather is like but kinda creepy too that webcams are everywhere. =)

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 2:22:00 PM HST  
Blogger Cristina said...

Dana and Kala, you guys are TOO CUTE! Are you sure you aren't related? I really enjoyed both photos and the webcam, but agree it's creepy to be filmed and not know about it.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 2:43:00 PM HST  
Blogger Dr@ma Div@ said...

just read ur blog tday and im pretty impressed

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 8:18:00 PM HST  
Blogger Aloha Pineapple said...

I love these photos you guys took of Duke! The past two times I was in Honolulu I always tried to get a photo with the statue but I always ended up going towards sunset so the lighting sucked! Oh well. Next time!! :)

Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 6:22:00 PM HST  
Blogger Ame said...

HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We were just there last nite before heading to the airport!!!

And because Kala never "found" us...I think I'm just gonna have to spank his OKOLE!!!

Anyway, we're hoooooooooome....had an awesome time, even if "Poster Boy" and "Fairy Princess" and I didn't hook up!

There's always next time!

;-)

PS: Great shot...I was standing in that very spot admiring Duke less than 24 hours ago!

Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 10:09:00 AM HST  

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