The replica of Duke Kahanmoku's surfboard is a reminder of the man who gave life to surfing in Australia.
Kahanamoku arrived in Sydney back in 1915 and changed the face of surfing forever.
"He moved things along dramatically," said Eric Middledorp of the Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club.
The Duke handcrafted a solid wooden board while staying in Australia. Then, he put on an exhibition causing quite a stir through the community.
Future surfers caught on to wave riding, and the rest was history.
In 1956, when Kahanmoku came back, he changed the game yet again.
"He came back with Greg Knoll and a whole bunch of your lifeguards with the Malibu boards. We were still riding the old planks. And we stood back and said, 'Duke, you've done it again!'" said Middledorp.
"What he started out back in his life, perpetuating his legacy, perpetuating his spirit, not only his competitive side, but his also ho'okipa or his hospitality side. And that's the thing that if we can reach out and touch the world, it's got to make the world a better place," said Duke's Oceanfest Co-Chair Chris Colgate.
Some Australian surfers agree and are set to honor the icon.
Members of the Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club have reproduced the original board used by the Duke during his famous visit to Australia.
The club will use the board to honor the 100th anniversary of Duke's visit Down Under. They hope to recreate the event that spawned modern-day surfing on the island continent.
"To make as true to what happened in 1915. To look to having a Hawaiian to come out to Australia and do a re-enactment as closely as possible with the neck-to-knee outfits. The same costumes they were wearing 100 years ago," said Middledorp.
An interesting fact -- the replica of the surfboard used by Duke Kahanamoku in Australia weighs more than 80 pounds. We're told the original weighed about that as well.
Duke's day in Australia is set for Jan. 9 and 10, 2015. It'll be at Freshwater Beach in Sydney.