12th annual Duke’s Ocean Fest kicks off in Waikiki

Duke's Ocean Fest

It will be held at venue sites throughout Waikiki, from Saturday, August 17, through Sunday, August 25, 2013.

The 9 day event features a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke Kahanamoku’s heart.

The sports include surfing, stand-up paddling, surfboard water polo, paddleboarding, beach volleyball and sand soccer.

Duke’s Ocean Fest is held each summer in Waikiki in honor of Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, who is remembered as the greatest waterman who ever lived, and Hawaii’s ambassador of Aloha.

Among his many accomplishments, Duke Kahanamoku was an Olympic gold medal swimmer, a surfer, an esteemed canoe steersman, a Hollywood actor, and the Sheriff of Honolulu.

 

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