Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Waikiki
Located near the Honolulu Police Department’s station on Waikiki Beach, the famous bronze Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue welcomes everyone to the Waikiki surf spot where Duke surfed and served as one of the original Waikiki Beach Boys. Locals and visitors honor Duke by placing lei on his outstretched arms. Visitors can also wave and send messages to loved ones through a video camera on the statue that broadcasts online.
The statue is among the more than 80 City monuments and sculptures on display for public viewing throughout Oahu. There are more than 900 items in the City’s art collection. The statue is made of cast bronze on a fiberglass reinforced cast stone base shaped to resemble a natural border.