DUKE KAHANAMOKU (1925)

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The year is 1922. Here’s legendary Hawaiian surfer and Olympic swimmer, Duke Kahanamoku teaching actress, Laura Anson the crawl stroke, during filming of “The Impossible Mrs. Bellew”. Conrad Nagel and director, Sam Wood look on.

On June 14, 1925 Duke rescued eight men from a fishing vessel that capsized in heavy surf while returning to the harbor at Newport Beach, California. Of 29 fishermen who went into the water – 12 survived. Duke was responsible for saving 8 of them, by paddling his surfboard to the fishermen, loading one man on – and paddling to shore. Duke did this 8 times. Newport’s police chief called Duke Kahanamoku’s efforts “the most superhuman surfboard rescue act the world has ever seen.”

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1922 - Duke Kahanamoku (R1)

1922 - Duke Kahanamoku - ALT 2

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BOYS OF SUMMER (1910)

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The year is 1910. Here we are in the first week of summer -and to celebrate, we’re at the beach at Waikiki. Yesterday we met the Girls of Summer 1920 – and today, it’s the boys’ turn to soak up the sun. These suntanned fellows are all brothers – including 2nd from the left – the Babe Ruth of Surfing and Olympic Swimming, Duke Kahanamoku! Duke is generally credited with popularizing the Hawaiian sport of surfing in the United States. Yes, long before The Beach Boys and Dick Dale – there was Duke!

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1910 - Duke Kahanamoku & Brothers (O)

1910 - Boys Of Summer (Duke Kahanamoku)