Duke Kahanamoku in "Island of Sunken Gold" (1927) [4min]

Duke Kahanamoku was the Father of Modern Surfing, and an Olympic gold medalist. His Hollywood acting career didn’t go nearly as well, but he sure did look good onscreen. Here’s a remixed clip from the 1927 thriller “Isle of Sunken Gold,” with Duke saving the day.

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EOS (@encyclopedia_of_surfing)

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Duke Kahanamoku

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Encyclopedia of Surfing (@encyclopedia_of_surfing)

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Matt Warshaw

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