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Waikiki Beach Honolulu. | by Bernard Spragg
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Waikiki Beach Honolulu.

Waikiki is most famous for its beaches and every room is just two or three blocks away from the sea. With Leahi (Diamond Head) as your backdrop, the calm waters of Waikiki are perfect for a surfing lesson. In fact, legendary Hawaiian waterman Duke Kahanamoku grew up surfing the waves of Waikiki. This Olympic gold medallist in swimming actually taught visitors how to surf at the turn of the century and was later known as “The father of modern surfing”. Today, the Waikiki Beach Boys perpetuate Duke’s legacy by teaching visitors how to surf and canoe and the Duke Kahanamoku Statue has become an iconic symbol of Waikiki.

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Taken on November 9, 2013