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Tango0115 Aug 2014 11:04 a.m. PST

"Every August, Honolulu's premier ocean sports event kicks off on Waikiki Beach. It's Duke's Ocean-Fest, a nine-day tournament with events like tandem surfing, paddleboard racing, and surf poloówater polo on longboards! More than 2,000 athletes from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and the US compete. Now in its 13th year, the festival honors Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii's famed Olympic gold medalist and aloha ambassador, who died in 1968. "He helped pioneer and expand surfing to the rest of the world," says event director Brent Imonen. Which means the Duke also helped fuel a whopping industry: Surfing looks likely to reach $13 USD billion in global revenue by 2017…"

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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Aug 2014 1:31 p.m. PST

… is the answer drink?

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member15 Aug 2014 3:52 p.m. PST

yes.

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2014 8:22 p.m. PST

Also, to eat Mauna Poa, and SPAM.

But the Mai Tais…great.

You might also want to meet some of the locals…very friendly. I remember my first trip some years back. Went for a walk shortly after sunset. I was surprised at how many attractive young women in tight short dresses and spike heels, some sucking on a lollypop, wanted to strike up a conversation near the hotels…

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member16 Aug 2014 6:25 a.m. PST

Haven't had a Mai Tai since I was on Santorini.

Wait – that was just a week ago.

Must have a couple more soon…

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member17 Aug 2014 9:05 p.m. PST

Oh I forgot – hike to the top of Diamond Head. Great views, but be ready to climb steps!

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