Duke Kahanamoku Statue

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Just steps from the shoreline of the world famous Waikiki Beach, this statue commemorates the greatness of Hawaii's most famous waterman, Duke Kahanamoku. The shy pure-blooded Hawaiian lived a life that included Olympic gold and silver medals, life saving water rescues and movies. He is also known as one of the greatest surfers of all time and the founder of the Hui Nalu Canoe Club, that still competes in state wide races to this day. He was christened as Duke by Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop and grew up on land that is presently the Hilton Hawaiian Village. He died on January 22, 1968 and his ashes were scattered just beyond the surf break at Waikiki.

Location:  Off Kalakaua Avenue and Uluniu Avenue