DUKE KAHANAMOKU, DUKES DAY
Tuesday, 8 January 2013

This coming weekend we move one year closer to the 100yr celebration of Duke Kahanamoku’s display of surfing and the spirit of Aloha he brought with him at Freshwater Beach, Sydney, in the summer of 1914/1915.

As Australia approaches 100 years since Duke’s visit to Australia in the summer of 1914/1915 the reality is that surfing in 2013 is one of Australia’s largest participant sports/pastimes for men and women of all ages. Times have radically changed and who would think that surfing is now mainstream?

Tom & Nick Carroll, for the first time, will speak together about their first visit to Hawaii and the relationship they have had with Hawaii and the spirit of Aloha (the good and not so good) in the 30+ years since. The modern history of surfing would be incomplete without Tom, two times World Champion, and Nick as one of surfing’s most respected journalists and writers. Joining Tom & Nick will be Jack McCoy who, having just completed his 25th film on surfing, grew up in the world of Aloha and whose family had a long and close connection to Duke.

You can hear Tom & Nick Carroll with Jack McCoy this coming Friday evening at Freshwater SLSC Aloha & Cocktail night which commences at 6pm, Freshwater Beach. Hula dancers, Ukulele’s too.

All invited, no cost, and drinks at club prices -­‐ Aloha shirts and Hawaiian dress code compulsory!

Saturday will see Tandem Surfing, Finless Surfing and a whole lot more from 8am at Freshwater.



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