“Duke’s Day” marks what would have been Duke Kahanamoku’s 130th birthday.
Kahanamoku was born Aug. 24, 1890 and died Jan. 22, 1968.
A native Hawaiian, at one time he was known as the world’s fastest swimmer. Duke won six Olympic medals, including three gold medals in swimming. He was also a champion canoe paddler.
Known as the “Father of International Surfing,” Kahanamoku shared the sport throughout the world. Here’s how to support “Duke’s Day”:
Invite your family, friends, and colleagues to safely participate in an activity Duke enjoyed like surfing, paddle boarding, swimming, volleyball, water polo, and canoe riding.