I never did get to ride a wave like my brother Duke. I always wanted to but I never made it.
Ken Pratt’s interview with Sarge Kahanamoku was recorded in 1984, for the Outrigger Canoe Club’s Historical Committee. This version has been slightly shortened and edited. Sarge, the youngest of the Kahanamoku children, was 74 when this interview took place.
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Sarge, your Dad was a member of the Honolulu Police Force. Can you tell us something about him?
Yes, Ken. I can remember my father—not too well because he died when I was seven years old. I remember that he was such a big man, ...