Dukes Oceanfest

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Event Details

There is nothing more local than this annual weeklong festival on the shores of Waikiki to celebrate Duke Kahanamoku’s life and athletic contributions.

Duke’s spirit continues to live on through a variety of festival events, including longboard surfing, paddleboard racing, swimming, tandem surfing, surf polo, beach volleyball, and stand-up paddling. 

Kahanamoku was a natural at virtually all water-related sports.

At age 20, in 1911, he broke the world record in the 100-yard freestyle by more than four seconds. And at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, Duke set another world record and earned a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle. The 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, earned him gold medals in both the 100-meter freestyle and the 400-meter freestyle relay. Most notably, Kahanamoku popularized the ancient sport of surfing.

Duke’s Oceanfest is held at venue sites throughout Waikiki, including Ft. DeRussy Beach, Queen’s Surf Beach, Kailua Beach, and Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.

The week’s festivities culminate on his birthday, August 24, with the Duke Statue lei draping ceremony.

The fest raises funds for the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation’s college scholarships and athletic grants program. 

For a detailed list of events and locations, go to the event website.

For more info

surfers standing in front their surfboards in the sand

Website

http://dukesoceanfest.com/index.php/calendar

When

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Where

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Duke Kahanamoku Statue

Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815