Kuhio Beach Park
Kūhiō Beach Park is a public ocean-side park on the island of Oahu, U.S. state of Hawaii, located within Waikiki Beach. It's a common gathering place for the Honolulu population and tourists due to its location and semi-protected waters.
The park was named for Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole, the youngest son of Kekaulike Kinoiki II and High Chief David Kahalepouli Piʻikoi. The current park was the site of Pualeilani, the home of Prince Kūhiō and his wife, Princess Elizabeth Kahanu. In July 1918, the prince removed a high board fence, opening a section of the beach to the public. The property was given to the city after his death in 1922, and Kuhio Beach Park was officially dedicated in 1940.
Kuhio Beach Park is the site of three well-known landmarks, the Stones of Kapaemahu, the Duke Kahanamoku statue and the Prince Kuhio statue. The stones represent four legendary men, Kapaemahu, Kahaloa, Kapuni and Kinohi, who came to Hawai'i from distant lands. The Duke Kahanamoku statue was created by sculptor Jan-Michelle Sawyer and dedicated on August 24, 1990. The statue of Prince Kuhio was created by sculptor Sean Browne and dedicated on January 12, 2002.
The park hosts two famous surf breaks, Queen's and Canoes, where several surf competitions are held annually.
- "Waikiki at Kuhio Beach Park". Hawaii Beach Safety. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
- Kuhio Beach Park named for prince who served Hawai'i | The Honolulu Advertiser
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