Question 1: What famous Native Hawaiian helped popularize surfing worldwide?
- Rabbit Kekai
- Duke Kahanamoku
- Eddie Aikau
Correct Answer: Duke Kahanamoku
Fact: Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Duke Kahanamoku started surfing as a teenager at Waikiki Beach. He surfed on a massive 16-foot longboard that weighed over 100 pounds. From 1915-32 he helped bring surfing from Hawaii to the United States, particularly Southern California.
Question 2: Where are the highest surfing waves in the US?
- Cannon Beach, OR
- Pe’ahi ‘Jaws’ surf break, HI
- Mavericks Beach, CA
Correct Answer: Pe’ahi ‘Jaws’ surf break, HI
Fact: Jaws surf break, whose ferocious waves have been likened to a shark attack, is a breathtaking but dangerous stretch of water at Pe'ahi on Maui's North Shore. The waves have been reported to reach heights of 80 feet. Surfers are usually towed into position, a practice that was pioneered there.
Question 3: What classic surfing movie starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze?
- Point Break
- Endless Summer
- Dirty Dancing
Correct Answer: Point Break
Fact: As much as we'd like the answer to be 'Dirty Dancing,' this dynamic duo starred in the 1991 surf/bank heist thriller 'Point Break'—not to be confused with the 2015 remake, which failed to make a splash and sank without a trace.