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Daemon
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Duke Kahanamoku (1890)

Kahanamoku, known as the "Big Kahuna," was an Olympic champion swimmer who is generally credited with introducing the modern sport of surfing to the West, starting with Australia and California about 1912. He revolutionized sprint swimming with the flutter kick and became the first person to be inducted into both the Swimming Hall of Fame and the Surfing Hall of Fame. On dry land, he had a brief movie career and was sheriff of Honolulu, Hawaii. He won admiration for what heroic act in 1925? More...
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His name sure is long.
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While living in Newport Beach, California on June 14, 1925, Kahanamoku rescued eight men from a fishing vessel that capsized in heavy surf while attempting to enter the city's harbor
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The big kahuna: Preocupação com os outros, coragem na adversidade, humildade na vitória, espírito esportivo na derrota.

Embaixador do Hawaii, pai do surf moderno, apontado surfista de século pela Surfer, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku foi um personagem ímpar na história do surfe. Segundo seu biógrafo Joseph Breman, ele representou o Hawaii no sentido mais nobre. Mais que reconhecimento a sua terra natal, ajudou a resgatar a auto-estima de um povo de história milenar, subjugado por quase um século.

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Surfing had been around for donkeys' years before it became popularised last century. It took an exotic guy with an incomprehensible name with a cool abbreviation to take the world by storm.
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Out of the water, I am nothing.

Duke Kahanamoku

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Now I know where the phrase "Big Kahuna" came from.
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