Monday, August 14, 2006

Duke Kahanamoku Waikiki Oceanfest

Duke Kahanamoku Statue Lei Draping Ceremony Olympic swimmer and champion surfer Duke Kahanamoku was born August 24, 1890, and his birthday is celebrated every year at an event in Waikiki that includes many watersports competitions and a celebration of Duke's life. The 2006 Waikiki Oceanfest will take place August 19-27 and it will feature an outrigger canoe race, a paddleboard race, several surfing competitions, a volleyball tournament, a swimming race, and a surf polo tournament. On August 26 there will be a lei parade in Waikiki, a lei draping ceremony at the Duke Kahanamoku statue, and a luau open to the public at the Waikiki Aquarium.

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