Duke Kahanamoku Commemorative Stamp

11 Aug 2022  Thu

Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku was the father of modern surfing; he developed the skills that gained him international fame as an Olympic champion, swimmer, and surfer.

Duke Kahanamoku was born on August 26, 1968, in Honolulu at Haleakala, the home of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, which was later converted into the Arlington Hotel was a Hawaiian sufferer and swimmer who won three Olympic gold medals for the United States of America.

Today On August 11, 1911, Duke Kahanamoku made the world record, timed at 55.4 seconds in the 100 yards (91 m) freestyle, beating the existing world record by 4.6 seconds in the salt water of Honolulu Harbor. He also broke the record in the 220 yds. (200 m) and equaled it in the 50 yds(46 m).

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