A NIGHT OF FELLOWSHIP

Paying Tribute to the Waterman Who Have Made an Impact on the Sport & the Community

The Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame honors those who have contributed an enormous amount of energy and passion to the ocean. On August 24th, 2017, the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation inducted five Hawaii athletes into the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame who are pioneers and visionaries of our time. Nominated by their peers for their contributions to ocean sports, their commitment to athletics through coaching and program development in addition to tireless service to the community, the 2017 class of inductees truly epitomizes Duke’s spirit through their love of the water and through caring for our island community.

2017 INDUCTEES

JOHN FOTI & JIM FOTI | CANOE PADDLING
World renowned Outrigger Canoe Racing Ambassadors, the Foti brothers are five-time Molokai Hoe Canoe Racing World Champions and five-time Kaiwi Channel Relay Champions.
TIM GUARD | CANOE PADDLING
A four-time Molokai Hoe Canoe Racing World Champion, Guard is widely regarded as a dedicated community supporter and advocate for Hawaii’s keiki.
TOMMY HOLMES | CANOE PADDLING/CULTURE
Considered a canoe paddling Renaissance Man, Holmes is co-founder of the Polynesian Voyaging Society (Hokulea) and a Molokai Hoe Canoe Racing World Champion.
POKEY WATSON RICHARDSON | SWIMMING
An American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and former world record-holder in three events. Richardson now serves her community as volunteer swim coach.
PAST INDUCTEES | 2016 | 2015