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The statue, and the history behind it are an interesting insight into a man who obviously had a tremendous influence on Oahu as well as surfing. Well worth a stop to read the information and reflect on hios influence.
Great place to watch beachgoers and surfers, especially at sunset. Nearby ABC stores make for fast and cheap access to snacks, drinks, and affordable picnic meals. Bring you suntan lotion, because the shade is scant. A pad of some sort would be wise, too, because...More
Yes, it is a cool statue. If you have an old lei you can place it on Duke's arms and join the history. It is right on Waikiki so you can visit the beach and see him. At night they have torches around him and...More
'The Duke' invented surfing as we know it. He was an Hawai'an aristocrat (though not a duke) who turned his love of surfing into the worldwide sport we know today. He was also an Olympic medalist over several Olympic Games. His times were so far...More
Walking along the beach strip you suddenly come across this huge statue which acts as a magnet for all the tourists. He was a pretty impressive sportsman so you can understand why they want to remember him!
We came to Waikiki Beach to eat at Dukes and there was a very long wait. What could be more appropriate than walking down the beach to see the statue of Duke Kahanamoku? It is an iconic part of one of the most famous beaches...More
This stature is a tribute to the legendary Hawaiian. He was a 3 time gold medalist and twice a silver medalist in the Olympics. He is credited with popularizing the sport of surfing.... he was also a beach volleyball player, Hollywood actor, a law enforcement...More
The statue represented Wakiki. Take a picture with the statue to show that you are in Waikiki.
There are a lot of people queuing up to throw lei to the statue. That is why there are a lot of lei in the hands of statue....More