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MINT Condition 1960s Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Trophy

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MINT Condition 1960s Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Trophy A RARE surfing trophy, unawarded, from the Duke Kahanamoku Hawaiian Surfing Classic. The competition was an annual surfing meet held on Oahu's North Shore, usually at Sunset Beach, from 1965 to 1984; named in honor of Hawaiian surfing pioneer and Olympic gold medal swimmer Duke Kahanamoku. It was regarded until the mid-'70s as surfing's premier competition. Duke Kahanamoku handed out golden "Duke" statues to the winners for the first three years before he died on January 22, 1968. Condition: MINT. Metal top, Koa wood base. A few scratches to wood base, otherwise in rarely-seen, pristine condition. #MJE