Duke Kahanamoku Statue
Three-time Olympic gold medalist, movie star, beach boy,
the legendary Duke Paoa Kahanamoku has been dubbed
"ambassador of surfing" having introduced surfing to the
world. Early Hawaiians originated hee nalu (wave
sliding), which was part of their warrior training. The
beach behind the Duke statue happens to be one of the
best swimming and surfing spots in Waikiki.