Duke Kahanamoku is widely recognized as the father of modern surfing. He is the ultimate beach boy and, for many, the “Big Kahuna” is the most influential surfer of all time.
Not only he boosted surfing in his Hawaiian Islands, but he was also one of the first to promote wave riding in Australia and California.
Kahanamoku was a good man; a humble Hawaiian citizen proud of his origins, and always prompt to promote his homeland as a unique tourist destination. He is commonly referred as Hawaii’s favorite Ambassador of Aloha.