Duke Kahanamoku’s Statue Draped in Lei

Duke Kahanamoku statue draped with lei in Waikiki
Duke Kahanamoku statue draped with lei in Waikiki – Photo of the Day

August 24, 2022: Hawaii Files Photo of the Day

This blog is not about sports. I don’t cover sports ever. Surfing, swimming , paddle boarding, canoe paddling and more are sports highly identified with the Hawaiian Islands. They do make for good pictures if you are in a good spot to take in the action with a camera. Most of the time I am not.

The Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Waikiki is located along Kalakaua Avenue just Diamond Head of the Waikiki Police Station.

The annual Duke Kahanamoku Oceanfest “is held each summer in Waikiki in honor of Hawaiian legend Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, who is fondly remembered as the greatest waterman who ever lived. Held at venue sites throughout Waikiki, OceanFest features a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke’s heart, including Surfing, Paddleboard Racing, Swimming, Volleyball, and more.”

You can learn more about the Duke Kahanamoku Oceanfest by clicking on the link.

All the photos on this page was taken using the Google Pixel 4a smart phone. Click on each image to see a larger version.

It's a lazy morning at Waikiki Beach
It’s a lazy morning at Waikiki Beach.

Duke Kahanamoku Statue




Melvin Ah Ching is a photographer, consultant, blogger, desktop publisher, and computer enthusiast living and working in Hawaii. The Hawaii Files have been online since 2006.