If you are traveling to Oahu in Hawaii, it is most likely you will be spending some time in Waikiki. There are many fun and exciting things to do in Waikiki, but as a traveler, you cannot miss spending some time at Waikiki Beach. On Waikiki Beach, you see everything associated with Hawaii, like the palm trees, beautiful beaches, and surfers.
Duke Kahanamoku and Waikiki Beach
Duke Kahanamoku is one of the greatest watermen in the world who was the master of swimming, surfing, and canoe paddling. Having incredibly impressive achievements in winning gold medals in the Olympics and being the pioneer of Waikiki Beach Boys, he is the figure everyone admires and respects in Hawaii. With big open arms welcoming you to Waikiki, the statue of Duke Kahanamoku welcomes everyone to Waikiki with the aloha spirit.
Take a surfing lesson from Waikiki Beach Boys
The prices differ depending on what kind of services you are looking for and which company you learn from, but just to give you an idea, it is about 90 USD for a 2 hour group lesson on Waikiki Beach. Though, If you are seeking more of a hands-on experience by taking private lessons, it is around 200 USD to get a 2-hour private lesson for one person. If you already have experience surfing, there are also options to just rent out surfboards.
Sit back and relax
The banyan trees on Waikiki Beach
Like Duke Kahanamoku, this banyan tree has also become a symbol of Waikiki Beach, acting like a tree spirit protecting and overseeing everyone’s activities on the beach. You’ll see visitors stopping by and taking pictures at the tree, like Duke Kahanamoku. It is simply an impressive power of nature.
Surf where "the father of modern surfing" once did at Waikiki Beach
If you have surfing on your wish list, Waikiki Beach is where you want to go for your first time in Hawaii, or anywhere around the world. Duke Kahanamoku was considered the father of modern surfing, and having surfed at Waikiki himself, you should also try surfing at this friendly Hawaiian beach. You may see more experienced surfers out there, but there are plenty of others just like you on Waikiki Beach, and I will guarantee you that you will have a blast!
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