In June 1986, Debbie Wayman received the first ODKF grant check from Ron Sorrell, chair of the ODKF Athletic Grants Committee, and Ben Cassiday, president of the ODKF. Debbie Wayman was the first female lifeguard on the North Shore of Oahu. She used her grant to participate in the U.S. Lifesaving Association National Championships in Galveston, Texas
2021 Duke's OceanFest - This one-hour special features some of the most influential surfers of Hawaii sharing personal stories of how they were inspired by the father of surfing: Duke Kahanamoku. Paul Strauch, Ann Yoshida, Billy Kemper, Kelia Moniz, and Keone Downing share never-heard-before original stories about Duke himself and their own surfing journeys.
The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation launches Hawaii's first Waterman Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors the men and women who have significantly contributed to various water sports and exemplify exceptional and admirable behavior.