Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Father Of Modern Surfing
Pictured above: Duke P. Kahanamoku/Contributed by Screen Grab©
VAV!/August 24, 2015
"Aloha is my creed." - Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968), The Father of Modern Surfing.
The legendary Duke Kahanamoku, the Father of Modern Surfing, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Aug. 24, 1890, and grew up in Waikiki. An expert swimmer, Duke was one of the original native Hawaiian, bohemian Waikiki Beach Boys who rode the mountainous waves and pioneered surfing...