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
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.