Duke Kahanamoku

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Duke Kahanamoku was a prestigious big-wave surfer responsible for bringing a good deal of surf culture from Hawaii to southern California. This shot from 1968 Duke Kahanamoku was a prestigious big-wave surfer responsible for bringing a good deal of surf culture from Hawaii to southern California. This shot from 1968, taken at Hawaii’s Sunset Beach, shows him carrying a shorter board. At the end of the 1960’s, boards started getting smaller.


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