In the summer of 1915 Duke Kahanamoku, a Hawaiian waterman, gave a surfing demonstration on Sydney’s Freshwater Beach. It was the spark that started Australia’s obsession with surfing. An obsession that, 96 years later, has brought us another world surfing champion – GO PARKO.
To celebrate the moment that started it all the local surfing community gets together once a year for a celebration of all things surfing. Dukes Day 2013.
Unfortunately I missed the early part of the day – the best bit: The Surfing!! – but I did get to take a run around the car park with my camera later in the day. The old school surf theme carried over with some rides while others were straight up hot-rods. I joined the tyre kickers and droolers scoping out scene.
And of course – A photo of the surfing I missed. Bummer! Oh well………
Photo attribution: From Our Home
Maybe see you down there next year!