Duke's OceanFest is held each summer in Waikiki in honor of Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, who is fondly remembered today as an exemplary human being and the greatest waterman who ever lived. Among his many accomplishments, Kahanamoku was an Olympic gold medal swimmer; a surfer; an esteemed canoe steersman; a Hollywood actor; and the Sheriff of Honolulu. A powerful 'one-man visitor's bureau', Duke graciously welcomed waves of visitors to the Hawaiian Islands in his time and was regarded as a symbol of all that is good in Hawaii.
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To get information about OceanFest events and registration, please visit us at www.dukesoceanfest.com