| We the Kahanamoku Family, wish to share, inspire, and enlighten
peoples from all corners of the world, with not just the
achievements of Duke but
the legacy that spawned the entire Kahanamoku family and has been
perpetuated through the generations since. A spirit of excellence & humanity the entire family brought forth, continues to show through
in not only their achievements, but the kumu passed on to those
spirits they touched as well.
Welcome to our story!
Spawned from Duke H
Kahanamoku, the first family of surfing has been a major influence
in bringing to the world the spirit and ideal of a culture of Ocean
living. The history, tradition, events, tales, photos, activities,
craft & art from the first family of surfing have been a
contributing part to set in motion this culture, that was nurtured
from meager beginnings, if not near extinction. And as part of our
humble beginnings we recognize & embrace the surfing family that
today is now an ocean culture that is found world wide. Taught to us
by our parents, siblings, uncles & aunts, grandparents, and yes even
our great grandparents & the generations beyond.
Our Kokua has
been a Legacy that's shared & continues to do so in effort & spirit.
You may know it simply as Aloha.Aloha, is a word who's meaning &
understanding is much bigger than the word
itself appears & may take one, time to fully understand.
Some of our
current endeavors can be found & explored on this site. We will
always be adding to this as we discover more of what has been & what
is possible. People of all levels will find value in the spirit of
the craft of our work & activities, whether it be serious waterman,
novice, of a collector of unique culture.
Our products are
built with the pride & quality that represents the family that the
name Kahanamoku comes from.
We are the Kahanamoku family, and so long as it is our heritage &
legacy, we will perpetuate this spirit that was handed down from
those before us.
This is something we wish to share with all peoples of the world.
This legacy that we have grown up with, can not be taken away, this
past, that is our history, it is who we are.