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Statue of Duke Kahanamoku: Tours & Tickets

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Kalakaua Ave, Kuhio Beach Park, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you don't know who Duke Kahanamoku is -- try Googling his name. The statue is a perfect testiment to the man and to this legend. Locals show their respect and reverence by placing leis on the statue.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Arnold R/Lois S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only knew of the Duke as the Father of Surfing. However, he has a unique history: he saved 8 people from drowning by using his surfboard; he was the world's fastest swimmer; a world Olympic champion multiple times, a Hollywood actor and the elected...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the center of Waikiki beach is the very famous statue of "the Duke" who popularized the ancient sport of Hawaiian surfing, was considered the Father of modern surfing and served as an informal ambassador to Hawaii. A great photo opportunity. Born in 1890...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BobWE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Duke Kahanamoku statue is at the beach entry, that's perform a perfect place for a fantastic phote. It's also the place to read a bit to know the fantastic history of the man.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank pedropD6354NC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a statue on the beach with a plaque. It was mildly interesting. Photo opportunity during the daytime.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Senior F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love when statues are placed in appropriate areas. You can take a picture with “Duke” and his surfboard with the ocean in the scenery for the background. A visit to Waikiki would not be complete without a picture of you with the Duke. People...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rebecca O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and clean area with some historical implications. Walk down the road and enjoy the beach side and walk back up,the shop,side to explore.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 825PaulB825
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

happy to have got here...from where I could see the tip of Diamond Head volcano in the background which I also climbed.....

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank avanola f
Reviewed 17 September 2019

The statue with the pacific behind it is a great place to take some surfing photo's. We spent the afternoon here swimming in the ocean and watching the surfers.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DougP213
Reviewed 15 September 2019

This was just a lovely experience to have a some photos of this iconic Hawaiian Statue. Surrounded by some of the most beautiful Frangipani Trees we have ever seen.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Helen M
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Sharlene N
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