Statue of Duke Kahanamoku
Statue of Duke Kahanamoku
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD2,442 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Definitely can't miss this huge (probably 10 foot high), sits directly in front of Waikiki Beach with a plaque of the history behind him.
Written 21 April 2024
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Lisa J
Plant City, FL762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Well its a statue but, its who and where its at. Its Duke and if you dont know who he is you need to google or watch a documentary on him. What an amazing man. Sooo... Its great and the backdrop of the beach behind him is beautiful and a must see.
Written 18 March 2024
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Dickenson Family
Kemptville, Canada969 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Located just off the beach across from the Ugg store, this is a great place to stop and get a photo of the family with a local hero.
Written 21 December 2023
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shelinam
Upland, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Beautiful statue and fantastic views. Right on the Waikiki beach. Fresh flowers and local to restaurants and shopping
Written 3 September 2023
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BorntocruiseUK
Heathfield, UK11,197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The statue stands proudly by the beach. It’s arms outstretched adorned with beautiful orchid Leis. When the wind blows you can actually smell them. How people get them up there is a mystery as the statue is tall.
Written 23 June 2023
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Usia2014
Calgary, Canada1,885 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Most of the time there is a line by Duke’s statue of people waiting to take pictures with him. He was definitely a surfing legend in Hawaii. The statue is really nice and a landmark at Waikiki beach. The park, sandy beach and ocean behind him are very nice and scenic but busy. People leave their leis on this statue. It’s also nice to see it in the evening.
Written 30 April 2023
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krissybee1979
Wilmington, NC1,229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
It's a beautiful statue that honors an interesting and accomplished man who is considered the father of modern surfing. Very cool area.
Written 11 April 2023
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Sondria G
Merced, CA157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Very pretty through here! A must walk around. There are some homeless people around however. But they didn't bother us.
Written 26 March 2023
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,014 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Statue of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing, if you get to Waikiki you have to visit the statue!
Written 20 November 2022
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Eddie T
Calgary, Canada109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Most visitors to Waikiki probably walk by this statue and don't bother to read the plaque at its foot. I had never heard of Duke Kahanamoku before, so reading about his history and contributions to popularize surfing was quite fascinating. The good news is that the statue is more or less a landmark in Waikiki beach, so it can't be missed. If you pass by it, take a minute or two to stop and read the plaque which will make you appreciate the man in the statue in a different light.
Written 13 November 2022
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