Historical Hawaiian figure. Most tourists either walk by or take pictures with it. Many people leave their leis there.
Many tourists take photos here and this place is touristy. Duke Kahanamoku certainly deserves respect so my 2 star is not about denying him respect, but stating that there is not much here other than his statue and a very short bio. If you are in the area, drop by.
Did you know a camera is watching over the Duke? It's true, a live action web cam. Many people come by to take pictures, but they could actually call/text a loved one back home and say "hi" in real time! We knew our daughter was home, so we texted her to look up the Duke Kahanamoku web cam. She found... More
we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki across the road from the Dukes statue in Aug 2013 while the nine day OceanFest was in full swing, an annually festival held to commemorate his life and legacy. He was a five -time Olympic medallist in swimming from 1912 played on the US water polo team, had a stint as an actor... More
Made a special trip just to see and take a photo, we have been in Waikiki for 5 days and 10 days in Oahu total and we kept passing this statue but never really got the chance to take a photo so on the very last night, we went out of our way to go here and pay our respects... More
to a sports icon. Love the way people leave leis out of respect. Don't have to be a surfer to appreciate the sport. Lovely view of Waikiki beach; even prettier at night when they light the torches.
The Duke Kahanamoku statute is a great place for photos for the average visitor to Waikiki, more so for the avid surfers! We waited in a very short line (under 4 people) to take a couple photos with the statute. This attraction is free. Lots of people leave leis and flowers at the statute as a tribute. Lots to do... More
We love the fact that there is a live stream web cam in front of the Duke. We have called back to Canada to our families from right in front of the statue. Leave a Lei if you can to add to the experience and make the next people's photos all the nicer.
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