Google Doodle Commemorates Duke Kahanamoku's 125th Birthday


The late Duke Kahanamoku, the Native Hawaiian who is sometimes credited as the father of surfing, has had a big weekend in Washington, DC, capped by a birthday tribute from Google in the form of a Google Doodle.

Kahanamoku would have turned 125 today, and the events leading up to this landmark date have included the addition of five historically-significant surfboards, one of them shaped by Kahanamoku himself, to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and the first-ever National Luau. For more information on the goings-on, see our previous story "Smithsonian Receives Duke Kahanamoku Surfboard; Luau Ensues"

Kahanomoku's birthday celebration takes place today at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington. It will be streamed at 3 pm Eastern -- below is an embedded video feed (if you experience technical difficulties you can click through to the NMAI's video-streaming page):

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