14 October 2006
12 October 2006
These are additional photos to the ones shown at Sydney Daily Photo
On August 7, Dana at Honolulu Daily Photo posted a wonderful picture of Hawaiian surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku.
Here's The Duke in Sydney!
He is credited with popularising surfboard riding in Australia when he demonstrated his skills at Freshwater Beach (see photo below) in December 1914.
The statue was unveiled by his widow Mrs Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (Nadine) on Australia Day, Wednesday January 26, 1994.
There's a walk around the headland with mosaic tributes to the many Australian men and women who have since been world surfing champions.
The plaque at the site adds "It is hoped that this Park and the men and women it honours, will help to fulfil Duke's dream of surfboard riding becoming an Olympic sport." .
These are the pictures shown at Sydney Daily Photo: