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A NEW DAY FOR S.U.P. SURFING AT WAIKIKI

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August 22, 2007
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A NEW DAY FOR S.U.P. SURFING AT WAIKIKI

Celebrating a Hawaiian Tradition at Duke’s OceanFest

HONOLULU – (August 22, 2007) – Half a century ago, Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, his many brothers, and a collective group of surfers who became known as the Waikiki Beachboys, gave rise to a sport that has today become a multi-billion dollar international industry. Prestige and money aside, what they really created was a tradition, handed down over the years, that has evolved into a complete waterman’s lifestyle. Today, there isn’t a soul who sets foot on Waikiki Beach who doesn’t snap a shot of the famous waters or venture further to try their own hand at the “sport of kings”. That tradition was celebrated today at Duke’s OceanFest, featuring the C4 Waterman/Honolua Surf Co. Stand-up Paddle Surfing Invitational.

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Take a stand

By Paula Story

Looking to catch the next big wave in water sports? Try stand-up paddle surfing. With a big barge of a board and an extra-long paddle, you can get a full-body workout, cover lots of area and put an end to bad-wave days.

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Stand Up and Paddle

by Todd Bradley

“Bobby, you like talk story now?”

Bobby Achoy’s hand feels like a rusty steel mitt as I grip it in the classic Hawaiian handshake. The famous Waikiki beachboy has put more miles on his hands than any waterman I have ever met, whether wrapped around a canoe paddle or from greeting the countless tourists he has squired around the gentle rollers of Waikiki Beach. I have asked him if we could talk about the origins of ‘beachboy style’ or ’stand-up’ surfing and, nodding in agreement, we sit down on the lava rock wall in front of the Duke Kahanamoku statue for my history lesson.

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