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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.
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
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
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