Duke Kahanamoku

Duke Kahanamoku (HMZ2I)

Location: Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 39.434', W 118° 0.09'

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August 24, 1890 - January 22, 1968

Duke Kahanamoku, three time Olympic gold medalist swimmer, public servant, goodwill ambassador of the State of Hawaii, and considered by many to be the father of modern surfing. In the early 1920's, the Duke surfed under Huntington's Pier. In his 70's, he returned to Huntington Beach to help promote the U.S. Surfboard Championships. For many years the championships were dedicated in honor of Duke's contributions to the sport of surfing. He will long be remembered for his principles of fair play, good sportsmanship and his gracious aloha spirit.
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 2:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 407141 N 3724601
Decimal Degrees33.65723333, -118.00150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.434', W 118° 0.09'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 26.04" N, 118° 0' 5.40" W
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Area Code(s)714, 760, 949, 562
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Main St, Huntington Beach CA 92648, US
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