Legendary waterman duke kahanamoku to be subject of new documentary. Kahanamoku was wellknown internationally by 1917, having won a gold medal in the 100meter freestyle at the 1912 olympics in stockholm and because he gave swimming and surfing demonstrations around the world. His life was one epic ride, around hawaiis most enduring and beguiling feature. Duke paoa kahinu mokoe hulikohola kahanamoku was born into an old hawaiian family and was one of the last full blooded hawaiians. Duke kahanamokus original australian surfboard youtube. May 01, 2009 history of the artifact, kept by claude westnice video clips of duke kahanamoku swimming and surfing from the 20s and 30s australias freshwater surf and livesaving club, sydney. Weldon kekauoha awardwinning hawaiian musician plays blackie, one of the original waikiki beachboys and johann bouit former university of hawaii football player is caps. As for the ride, kurosawa says the fulllength film is completed, and. During kahanamokus era hawaiian traditions, banned under the puritanical influence of nineteenthcentury missionaries, were rediscovered and used. The full name of the big kahuna is duke paoa kahinu mokoe hulikohola kahanamoku 4. Duke kahanamoku surfing 1939 color stand up paddleboard sup.
And at the 1912 stockholm olympics, his first, he nearly missed the finals of. Aug 05, 2004 since its huge splash at the hawaii international film festival 15,000 people turned out for a special screening at sunset on the beach kurosawas movie about a cocky mainland surfer who gets magically transported to 1911 waikiki, where he is befriended by duke kahanamoku, has been charming filmfestival audiences around the country. My husband and i saw the ride at the hawaii international film festival at restaurant row in honolulu. Kurosawas movie about a cocky mainland surfer who gets magically. By describing the dukes story, davis sheds light on the history of the islands, evolution of olympic swimming, commodification of surfing, realities of amateurism, and implications of racism in sport. Duke kahanamoku was the first hawaiian ever to win a medal at the olympic games.
Here are four features of the duke paoa kahanamoku exhibit that you should look forward to seeing. The ride just misses its wave honolulu starbulletin features. Video 1968 duke kahanamoku surfing classic full length. Born in 1890 duke paoa kahinu makoe hulikohoa kahanamoku3 died in 1968.
The movie, however, falls short due to ponderous plot development. In antwerp 1920, eight years later, not only did he take his second 100 meters freestyle olympic gold medal, but also broke his own olympic record. Duke starred along with other famous surfers in an excellent movie about the history of surfing by jack mccoy, called a deeper shade of blue. Im selling a vintage original rare laminated 11x14in. In 1908, he was a member of the kamehameha school soccer team. The duke kahanamoku statue live cam can be viewed online from anywhere in the world. Aug 07, 2015 fred hemmings reflects on duke kahanamoku s milelong ride to waikiki beach. Duke paoa kahanamoku was born august 24, 1890 in honolulu, hawaii, the first of.
If you book with tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. David scott davis, front is befriended by duke kahanamoku sean. During kahanamoku s era hawaiian traditions, banned under the puritanical influence of nineteenthcentury missionaries, were rediscovered and used. Weldon kekauoha awardwinning hawaiian musician plays blackie, one of the original waikiki beachboys and johann bouit former university of hawaii football player is caps, one of duke s closest friends. They were good friends and shared a common love of the ocean. I just got finished watching a movie called the ride back to the soul of surfing by nathan kurosawa.
Duke kahanamoku surfing 1939 color stand up paddleboard. Washing up on waikiki beach, he discovers the true spirit of surfing when he is befriended by a young hawaiian beachboy not yet known to the world the future olympic and surfing legend duke. Clearly, it was not the present duke of edinburgh to whom there is a link. Island film the ride catches waves of praise the honolulu. Feb 28, 2007 hawaii surfing in the early 1900s with duke kahanamoku historical fiction skip navigation. Since its huge splash at the hawaii international film festival 15,000 people turned out for a special screening at sunset on the beach kurosawas movie about a cocky mainland surfer who gets magically transported to 1911 waikiki, where he is befriended by duke kahanamoku, has been charming filmfestival audiences around the country. Duke paoa kahinu mokoe hulikohola kahanamoku august 24, 1890 january 22, 1968 was a native hawaiian competition swimmer who popularized the. Duke kahanamoku competed in three different olympic summer games 1912 in stockholm, 1920 in antwerp, 1924 in paris, winning gold medals in a 100meter freestyle and a freestyle 4x200 meter freestyle relay. Duke kahanamoku invitational encyclopedia of surfing.
The bishop museum in honolulu has a special exhibition through nov. Hotels near duke kahanamoku beach, oahu on tripadvisor. By describing the duke s story, davis sheds light on the history of the islands, evolution of olympic swimming, commodification of surfing, realities of amateurism, and implications of racism in sport. Scot david, sean kaawa, mary paalani, weldon kekauoha. Gerry vultee, owen hale, bill herwig and duke kahanamoku. Duke paoa kahanamoku was born august 24, 1890 in honolulu, hawaii, the first of six sons and three daughters of duke and julia kahanamoku. Hawaiian beachboy not yet known to the world the future olympic and surfing legend duke kahanamoku. Washing up on waikiki beach, he discovers the true spirit of surfing when he is befriended by a young hawaiian beachboy not yet known to the world the future olympic surfing legend duke kahanamoku. History of the artifact, kept by claude westnice video clips of duke kahanamoku swimming and surfing from the 20s and 30s australias freshwater surf and livesaving club, sydney. Soon befriended by a kindly hawaiian beach boy and future olympic surfing superstar duke kahanamoku, david follows the boys progress. When cocky young haole surfing champion david monroe wipes out on a big wave, he slips back in time to 1911 hawaii. A great hawaiian hardcover september 30, 2004 by sandra kimberley hall author 4.
The hawaii born, duke kahanamoku had won an olympic gold medal for the first time in the stockholm 1912 olympic games. The young duke kahanamoku is played by honolulu musician sean kaawa, whose tremendous screen. Jun 14, 2015 duke kahanamoku introduced the sport of kings to the mainland in the 1920s and planted a seed of thought that grew into the gentle, respectful and earthconscious ways of the beach culture. The full name of the big kahuna is duke paoa kahinu mokoe hulikohola kahanamoku. Sean kaawa portrays duke kahanamoku in hawaii filmmaker nathan. With george center, david kahanamoku, duke kahanamoku, sam kahanamoku. Duke kahanamoku and the one milelong wave that made him a.
A big time surfing champion who has lost true spirit of the sport gets a second chance to make his dreams come true when he is knocked unconscious and transported back in time in director nathan. During this time, duke appeared in over 30 hollywood movies, bringing his natural glamour and physical presence to the screen. Sean kaawa, who plays duke kahanamoku, and mary paalani, who. The winner of the 100meter freestyle swimming event at the 1912 stockholm olympics, hawaiian star athlete duke kahanamoku repeated that feat at the games at antwerp, belgium, six years later, finishing second to johnny weissmuller at the 1924 paris olympics. We recommend booking statue of duke kahanamoku tours ahead of time to secure your spot. Is a movie was about a cocky, up and coming surfer named david monroe, which came to hawaii for a surfing competition. Sean kaawa, who plays duke kahanamoku, and mary paalani, who portrays his romantic interest, lehua, are among the stars in the hawaii. Hawaii actors take high profile in the ride the honolulu.
The condition is good, there is a bendcrease mark in the upper left corner. Duke kahanamoku, in full duke paoa kahinu mokoe hulikohola kahanamoku, born august 26, 1890, near waikiki, hawaii now in the united statesdied january 22, 1968, honolulu, hawaii, u. Duke kahanamoku was not one to suffer from butterflies. The author of the first comprehensive biography of duke kahanamoku puts it simply. Duke kahanamoku invitational annual surfing meet held on oahus north shore, usually at sunset beach, from 1965 to 1984. Fred hemmings on duke kahanamokus legendary ride youtube. The event wraps up with an entertaining red bull party wave competition, where water enthusiasts and surfers build their own. Born in honolulu on august 24 to duke and julia, fullblooded hawaiians. See more ideas about vintage hawaii, surfing and duke. He grew up in carefree waikiki with the ocean as his playground, doing what he loved mostly swimming, surfing, canoeing and bodysurfing. Photo poster board of duke kahanamoku looking healthy and full of happiness. A young surfing champion wipes out on a big wave and slips back in time to 1911 where he is befriended by duke kahanamoku. Duke kahanamoku celebrity profile check out the latest duke kahanamoku photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes.
Rode a monster wave for 1 18 miles at waikiki likely the longest ride in modern times. Threetime olympic goldmedalwinning swimmer, duke kahanamoku, had just woken up and stepped out of his tent on the beach at 6. Legendary waterman duke kahanamoku to be subject of new. The ride is a charming, wellintentioned film that tries its darndest to. A reason why duke kahanamoku changed davids personality was by showing him the true spirit of surfing. The young duke kahanamoku is played by honolulu musician sean kaawa, whose tremendous screen presence and gentle dignified bearing bring the charismatic surfer to life. Kurosawa, a resident of hawaii and california, did most of the filming for kamehameha and the ride in hawaii. The life and times of duke kahanamoku, sportswriter david davis provides a detailed biography of kahanamoku, hawaiis first olympic athlete. Aug 24, 2015 the bishop museum in honolulu has a special exhibition through nov. The name duke duke kahanamoku has big private part the name duke is not a title. In 1917, duke kahanamoku came close to replicating the feats of his hawaiian ancestors with a legendary ride from kalehuawehe, known as castles, to the beach at waikiki. I am sure duke heard, deep in his conscience, the drums of ancient hawaii beating and challenging him to ride the waves, he said. Duke kahanamoku was an actor and an extra in over 25 hollywood movies.
Duke kahanamoku was one of the great olympic heroes of all time. Duke kahanamoku and the superhuman rescue the inertia. In his lifetime, hawaii moved from an independent monarchy to full statehood in the united states of america. Sep 01, 2012 this is some rare footage of duke surfing his paddle board at waikiki beach along with an outrigger flipping over and more surfing. The statue of duke kahanamoku fronts kuhio beach between kaiulani and uluniu avenues off kalakaua street, waikikis main drag. Kahanamoku, nicknamed the duke and the big kahuna, is considered to be the father of modern surfing. His father was a policeman, and his mother was a religious woman. Statue of duke kahanamoku honolulu 2020 all you need to.
Best hotels near duke kahanamoku beach, oahu, hawaii. Oct 27, 2003 now, filmmaker nathan kurosawa is generating buzz for the ride, a madefortv surf movie with a high profile as part of the hawaii international film festival. Samuel alapai kahanamoku november 4, 1902 april 26, 1966 was an american competition swimmer who represented the united states at the 1924 summer olympics in paris, where he won a bronze medal in the mens 100meter freestyle event. The duke kahanamoku exhibit opens at the bishop museum. With scot davis, sean kaawa, mary paalani, weldon kekauoha.
Kahanamoku attempted to cash in on his fame by appearing in such hollywood potboilers as lord jim 1926 and the. This is your life duke kahanamoku tv episode 1957 imdb. Friends and visitors are all welcome to enjoy the special opening ceremony, free movie nights and the sunrise lei draping on duke s birthday, held every year on august 24th fronting the duke kahanamoku statue. See all 19 statue of duke kahanamoku tours on tripadvisor. Soon befriended by a kindly hawaiian beach boy and future olympic surfing superstar duke kahanamoku, david follows the boys progress and encourages him to pursue his dreams of greatness while finally realizing that the true spirit of a winner lies not in the feats one has achieved, but in the determination and heart that it takes to make it. Hawaii surfing in the early 1900s with duke kahanamoku historical fiction. Born in hawaii, duke grew up swimming and entered the 1912 stockholm olympics for the united states hawaii was not yet a state, but a u. He used this celebrity to help establish southern california a watersports mecca.
By the age of 22, duke kahanamoku was an olympic gold medalist. Oct 14, 2015 a full blooded hawaiian who could trace his lineage to the early19thcentury king kamehameha, duke was born on aug. Duke paoa kahinu mokoe hulikohola kahanamoku august 24, 1890 january 22, 1968 was a native hawaiian competition swimmer who popularized the ancient hawaiian sport of surfing. Yes, duke kahanamoku is the father of surfing, but we bet you didnt know all these other incredible things he had accomplished. Kahanamoku was a native hawaiian whose oceanbound childhood enabled him to dominate competitive swimming in the early 20th century.193 1627 731 112 497 1436 1286 912 917 767 59 93 1125 590 1470 1238 1592 1429 499 428 601 77 296 1173 1131 1146 1054 244 565 423 721 105 235 1195 378 84