Hawaiian icon and legendary Olympian Duke Kahanamoku was the ultimate waterman; at 21, using his revolutionary swim stroke, he won his first of five Olympic medals, three of them gold – hence the mural’s name “Golden Dreams.” Duke represented the U.S. in the Olympics for 20 years, putting Hawai‘i and Waikīkī on the world’s map while inspiring fans with his grace, sportsmanship and aloha.
Duke Kahanamoku is recognized world wide as the father of modern surfing.
It was Duke Kahanamoku’s dream to have surfing as an Olympic sport.
This piece is part of the exhibit “Golden Dreams” a surfboard installation created to honor and celebrate the first US surfing team to compete in the Olympics.
Each board on this installation represents one of the Olympic colors.
This exhibit will stay at the Outrigger Waikiki hotel until the end of the year, if you decide to purchase this piece, a red dot will be placed next to it and the surfboard will be sent to you on the first week of January 2022.
A 16×20 limited edition print of the five surfboards, will be available on August 6th, a portion of the sales will go to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation.
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Original art on surfboard, this board has been shaped by Steve Morgan on a polyurethane blank and painted with acrylics and Posca markers underneath the polyester resin that has a gloss polished finish.
70×22″, comes with steel hanging brackets
Although the surfboard shape is meant to be functional, it’s not meant to be surfed on, but to be displayed as an art piece.
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