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- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1928 Vintage Duke Kahanamoku Photo Print. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic photo and its significance.
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Known for Olympic swimming performances and introducing the world to the Sport of Kings, surfing, Duke Kahanamoku remains one of the most iconic native Hawaiians. Born in 1890, Kahanamoku was an avid waterman, and he and his siblings all competed in numerous aquatic sports. Named after his father, Kahanamoku became a global ambassador for Hawaii with his surfing demonstrations in Southern California, New Jersey, Europe, and Australia. Duke won his first gold medal in the 1912 Olympics and the 1920 Olympics. He earned silver in his final Olympic appearance in 1924. He is a member of the Olympic Hall of Fame, the Surfing Hall of Fame, and the Swimming Hall of Fame.
This iconic image of Kahanamoku remains an enduring image that captures his spirit and creates a bond between the past and present. Kahanamoku lived in Newport Beach, CA, where he worked as a lifeguard. In 1925 Duke rescued eight sailors from a capsized boat, paddling them to shore on his surfboard. The Newport Beach police chief stated that it was "the most superhuman surfboard rescue act the world has ever seen." Kahanamoku's use of a surfboard as a piece of rescue equipment became a standard practice for lifeguards across the globe.
Kahanmoku's influence on aquatic sports has resulted in numerous memorial statues having been erected across the globe, and he remains an iconic image of the Hawaiian spirit of Aloha. Immortalized in this classic vintage photo, Kahanmaku remains one of the most important figures in surfing and swimming.