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    Waikiki Beach

    by malianrob Written Aug 7, 2009

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    Waikiki Beach is not really one beach its about three beaches and this is one of the most famous beaches in the world. This is where all the people want to be and where all the hotels are at. Well not all the hotels about ALOT of them.
    If you havent been here you should check it out. If you have been here before then go to another beach, there are many and other beaches on Oahu are much more beautiful and less crowded.
    But you have to at least come here once. There are tons of lifeguards, surf classes, board rentals, showers, bathrooms and food around here. Its great. On the down side, it is crowded, very crowded. You can find the statue of Duke Kahanamoku here. My nephew is named Duke after the famous surfer and he loves taking his picture here. There are also picnic tables and shade to hang out at. You will find alot of entertainment on the beach here too like free hula shows, music, and other times of entertainment.

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    Duke Kahanamoku Statue

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Well he is simply the father of Modern Surfing or what you would call the "Ultimate Surfer Dude!". His bronze statue welcomes you to Waikiki with open arms. Duke was one of the world's greatest watermen, a master of swimming, surfing, and canoeing, and hero. Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was born on August 24, 1890. He grew up swimming and surfing in Waikiki. During the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, he won gold medals both in the 100 meters and in the relay. He finished the 100 meters with a silver medal during the 1924 Olympics in Paris. This statue was erected as a tribute to him. (he is not really a royal duke but that was his first name)

    the original surfer dude!
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    Nice Place but other Beaches are Better

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Never has a beach been as fabled as Waikiki. Since the 1950s, this beach has been a tourist destination extraordinaire. While much of it has been eroded, trampled by millions of feet, or encroached upon by towering skyscrapers, hints of its original beauty can still be seen in the crashing waves and the warm sand. Come night time, the hipsters strut their clubwear on the beachwalk, and lovers find peaceful little nooks under the cover of sweeping palm trees. Waikîkî extends from the Ala Wai Canal (a channel dug to drain former wetlands) on the west and north, to Diamond Head or Lçʻahi on the east. The name means spouting water in Hawaiian for springs and streams that fed wetlands that once separated Waikîkî from the interior. Today it is considered the center of the tourist industry in Hawaiʻi, with an abundance of both high-rise resort hotels (including the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the Halekulani hotel, the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, and the Sheraton Waikiki) and historic hotels dating back to the early 20th century (such as the Moana Surfrider Hotel and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel).

    in Waikiki brown sand w/ my uncle this is white sand! (in camiguin, philippines) again white sand (Boracay, Philippines)
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    Waikiki Beach

    by lashr1999 Written Dec 6, 2004

    Enjoy the day at the beach, relax and stay for the beautiful sunset. After you can see the torch lighter running to light the torches on the Waikiki strip.Watch out there is some coral or something hard at some parts of the water, which can hurt your feet.

    Waikiki Beach sunset
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    Black lava rocks

    by Kodi01 Written Feb 21, 2004

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    Hawaii was formed by the volcanoes.

    We did get to climb Diamondhead this time.

    This is a picture of the lava rocks in the sandy beach.

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    Katamarang

    by malianrob Written Mar 10, 2006

    At first this was a little bit scarey but it turned out to be so much fun. We did this on Waikiki Beach.

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