(Hawaii News Now) - The 12th Annual Duke's Oceanfest is currently going on now until August 25th. It is held each summer in Waikiki in honor of Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, who is remembered as the greatest waterman who ever lived, and Hawaii's ambassador of Aloha. Among his many accomplishments, Duke Kahanamoku was an Olympic gold medal swimmer, a surfer, an esteemed canoe steersman, a Hollywood actor, and the Sheriff of Honolulu. Paul Strauch, Jr. was on Duke's surf team in the 1960's and recalls what the legendary surfer was like.
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