Duke Paoa Kahanamoku

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (HM1E2L)

Location: Honolulu, HI 96815 Honolulu County
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Country: United States of America
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N 21° 16.532', W 157° 49.519'

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August 24, 1890 - January 22, 1968

Raised in Waikiki, Duke was a full blooded Hawaiian, who symbolized Hawai'i to millions of people. He developed into an Olympic Champion and the world's fastest swimmer. Between 1912 and 1932 he won three gold medals, two silver and a bronze in four Olympics. He is know as the "Father of International Surfing."

Duke introduced surfing to the Eastern seaboard of American, Europe and Australia. He became a hero when he saved eight lives from a capsized launch at Corona del Mar, California in 1925 using his surfboard. A movie actor from 1925 - 1933 he was elected Sheriff of Honolulu for thirteen consecutive terms from 1934 - 1960. He has been recognized as Hawai'i's Ambassador of Aloha since 1912.

He has honored his name, he has honored his race, he has honored his state, he has honored us all.
HM NumberHM1E2L
Marker Number5
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 5:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)4Q E 621864 N 2353095
Decimal Degrees21.27553333, -157.82531667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 21° 16.532', W 157° 49.519'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds21° 16' 31.92" N, 157° 49' 31.14" W
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Area Code(s)808
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2425-2439 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu HI 96815, US
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