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Aug152012

2012 Duke's OceanFest

11th Annual Duke's OceanFest

August 18th - August 26th

Waikiki, Hawaii

Duke's OceanFest features a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke Kahanamoku's heart

Longboard Surfing l Paddleboard Racing l Swimming l Tandem Surfing Surf Polo l Beach Volleyball l Stand-Up Paddling

In honor of Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Duke's OceanFest is held each summer in Waikikii.  Duke Paoa Kahanamoku is remembered as the greatest waterman who ever lived and Hawaii’s ambassador of Aloha. Among his many accomplishments, Duke Kahanamoku was an Olympic gold medal swimmer, a surfer, an esteemed canoe steersman, a Hollywood actor and the Sheriff of Honolulu.

The festivities commence on August 18th with a lei draping and ceremony at Duke's statue. The ceremony is open to the public.  The ocean sports events will be held on Saturday August 18th through Sunday August 26th.  Of the many weeks highlights is Duke’s birthday celebration on August 24th. The celebration also includes the KINE Luau and Waterman’s Awards.  For a complete schedule, visit the Duke's OceanFest website events page.

Duke's OceanFest is a fundraiser for scholarships for the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation which supports local scholar athletes.

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