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Under the shadow of Duke

Duke's OceanFest brings locals, tourists, athletes and legends together.

Updated: August 31, 2010, 11:32 AM ET
By Daniel Ikaika Ito

Waikiki is a playground. It used to be marshland and taro fields before the 1900s. Hence the name Waikiki, which translates to "spouting water." While Waikiki doesn't grow taro anymore, it has a long history of producing world-class athletes and wave riders. Duke Paoa Kahanamoku is arguably the most prominent on the list of great Waikiki watermen. The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation puts on the annual Duke's OceanFest games to raise money for athlete college scholarships. This 5-day ...

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