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Visit Maui & Discover the Beauty and Rich Heritage of Hawaii

The island state of Hawaii is known around the world as a tropical paradise, attracting thousands of visitors each year looking to bask in its golden rays, explore its lava-rock beaches, hike the picturesque landscapes and swim through its tropical waters.

Hawaii, the last state to join the United States in 1959, boasts a tropical paradise with a rich history and culture. Stemming from a Polynesian people, Hawaiian natives are credited with the development and practice of hula and surfing waves- two additional draws that attract people to visit the islands of Hawaii.

Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku

One key player in the development of surfing as a world-class sport was Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku. Duke Kahanamoku was born in 1890, prior to Hawaii being a part of the United States. He was born in Honolulu, during the time when the government was the Kingdom of Hawaii, with a ruling royal family.

Duke grew up to be an exceptionally excellent swimmer and surfer. In 1911, Duke broke the world record for the fastest freestyle swim. He went on the qualify the following year for the Olympics and joined the U.S. team in Stockholm. Duke walked away that year with a gold and silver medal. He also participated as an athlete in the 1920 and 1924 Olympic games, taking additional gold and silver medals for freestyle swimming.

The Duke Surfer

Duke was also an avid surfer and is credited with introducing the rest of the world to the concept of surfing as a sport. Prior to Duke traveling around the world hosting swimming and surfing exhibitions, Hawaii was the only place where surfing was known and commonly practiced. In 1912, Duke brought the concept of surfing to Southern California, and other places like Australia, where it took off.

Also known as “The Duke” and “The Big Kahuna,” Duke is celebrated as a key figure, not only in Hawaii’s history, but also in the world of surfing for his significant contributions. Visitors can go visit one of Duke’s restaurants on the island of Maui- a restaurant dedicated to Duke and his involvement in introducing the rest of the world to surfing. The restaurant serves a wide variety of island favorites, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails and more.

Upcoming CME Conferences & Online Learning

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At Continuing Education Company, we provide you with options to make your medical continuing education fun, engaging, and relevant. Check out our conference calendar to view the dates and locations of upcoming conferences as well as the online learning courses and live streaming that are currently available. And, for a limited period of time, take advantage of our Special Offer! Attend one of our LIVE conferences in person and you will receive a FREE online 15 credit CME course from CME365™.

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