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9th Annual Duke's Oceanfest kicks off this Saturday


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9th Annual Duke's Oceanfest set for a livebroadcast

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 August, 2010 : - - The 9th annual Duke's OceanFest, inspired by the iconic Duke Kahanamoku and his enduring ocean sports legacy, will commence a week-long celebration in Waikiki starting this Sunday, August 22, through Saturday, August 28. The 2010 Duke's Oceanfest will be webcast live on the internet at and televised live in Hawaii on Oceanic Time Warner Cable digital channels 250 & 1250, August 25th through 28th.

Oceanic will also rebroadcast the event in Hawaii at a later date The festivities of OceanFest will include a cultural opening ceremony; birthday celebrations and lei draping at the Duke statue in honor of Duke's 120th birthday; ocean sports events; and many other cultural features. (Complete program of events can be found below.)

In addition, Duke's OceanFest t-shirts and other items will be sold each day at the Island Heritage logo tent at Queen's Surf. Revered worldwide as the "Father of International Surfing", and a three-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming, Duke Kahanamoku (1890-1968) developed his incredible ocean sports skills in the very same arena where Duke's OceanFest takes place: Waikiki.

Duke's OceanFest proceeds go to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation's (ODKF) college scholarships and athletic grants program that supports outstanding Hawaii scholar-athletes competing in water sports and volleyball. An auction of a one-of-a-kind Duke Kahanamoku longboard by Maui Longboards (pictured above) as well as online and beach sales of commemorative 2010 Duke's OceanFest t-shirts will go towards the ODKF college program.

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