Wanted: Hawaii Waterman Hall of Famers


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Who among us belongs beside such celebrated watermen and waterwomen as Eddie Aikau, Rabbit Kekai and Rell Sunn? If you've got names, the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation wants to hear them.

The foundation is accepting its 2014 nominations for the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame, which honors members of Hawaii's water-sports community whose lifetimes of contributions have inspired and perpetuated the unique connection and love between kamaaina and the sea. Nominations are due by May 30.

An awards dinner will be held at the Outrigger Canoe Club Aug. 21. For complete information on nominating a candidate, go to DukeFoundation.org.



The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the development of people and groups that perpetuate the spirit and legacy of Duke Kahanamoku

CURRENT HALL OF FAMERS:

2010 - Eddie Aikau, Wally Froiseth, Fred Hemmings, Duke Kahanamoku, Buffalo Keaulana, Rabbit Kekai, Keo Nakama, Nappy Napoleon and Rell Sunn.

2011 - Peter Cole, Ethel Kukea, Aileen Soule and Nainoa Thompson.

2012 - Ricky Grigg, Archie Kalepa, Brian Keaulana, Michael Tongg, Prince David Laamea Kahalepouli Kawananakoa, Prince Edward Abnel Keliiahonui, Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole and Princess Victoria Kaiulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawekiu-i-Lunalilo Cleghorn.

2013 - Steve Borowski, Tommy Conner, Linda Kaiser, Bill Smith and China Uemura.

 

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