Hawaii Waterman
Hall of Fame

Ethel Kukea

Ethel Kukea

Year of Induction:
2011
Sport:
Surfing
Paddling

Ethel Kukea was a surfing champion, pioneer, competitive paddler, and role model who inspired a generation of women to follow her lead. She was one of the first women to partake in a surfing competition with multiple wins at the Mākaha Invitational. Ethel passed away in 1985.

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