22 Jan '09
Continuing on with the legacy of Duke Kahanamoku, we’ve yet one more tee to celebrate the life of the legendary man. This specific tee, which we gave the name “Ho’okoa” (which means “brave”), is in admiration of Duke’s bravery. Kahanamoku rescued eight personnel from a capsizing fishing vessel off the coast of Newport Beach. During the extremity of this situation, 29 fishermen from the vessel fell into the heavy seas and out of those 29, 17 perished. Duke used just his surfboard in order to retrieve as many fishermen as he could rescue. From this, the “tradition of lifeguards having rescue surfboards at the ready.” Courageous valor at it’s finest.