Google Doodle celebrates the 125th anniversary of Duke Kahanamoku's birthday. Have you seen it?

Matt Cruickshank, a visual artist from San Francisco and a member of the Google staff, depicted the father of modern surfing in a simple and iconic 16-foot wooden surfboard. Duke's warm Hawaiian smile is quickly perceived.

Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku - yes, that's his full name - was born on the 24th August 1890, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He lived 77 years and will always be remembered as the ultimate "Ambassador of Aloha."

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Kanoa Igarashi: style and attitude | Photo: Ferguson/WSL

Surprise, or maybe not. Kanoa Igarashi prevailed in the highly competitive final of the Vans Pro 2015, at 1st Street Jetty, Virginia Beach.

The Huntington Beach star is living the dream. Igarashi is enjoying a fabulous season and has jumped to third place in the Qualifying Series (QS) rankings.

"It's crazy having such a good year. “I haven't been getting wins but a lot of good results, and I was just missing that win. I'm so stoked with how it's all panned out and those 3,000 points are crucial for me - it's my first QS win this year and goes into my top three results for points," explains Kanoa.

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Maxime Huscenot: vertical attack | Photo: Poullenot/WSL

Maxime Huscenot defeated Nomme Mignot to conquer the 2015 Soöruz Lacanau Pro, held in bumpy three-to-five foot surf, at Lacanau, in France.

The competition was completely dominated by French surfers, who made the most of local knowledge to dominate the shifty beach break of Grande Plage.

Huscenot used his powerful backhand snaps to take an early advantage over Mignot, who had already won the Junior division. After an 8.50 wave, Maxime backed it up with a 7.10.

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