Aloha! 25 years ago, the Ala Wai Challenge started as a fundraiser, and has evolved into exciting canoe races and Hawaiian makahiki games, entertainment, food booths, and best of all—it’s free!
Now called The Duke Kahanamoku Challenge, is what’s happening this Sunday, January 23, 2011 starting at 9 a.m. with some history of the fundraiser activity from an article in Midweek by Ron Mizutani. The event has officially moved from the Ala Wai Canal to the namesake beach outside of the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
All just another example of the vitality and lifestyle of Oahu living! For your viewing pleasure and to hear some music too, I thought you might like to see Waikiki live right now with the city of Honolulu’s camera on the beach where the Duke’s large statue is located.
Residents and visitors both live and enjoy Waikiki in the surrounding condominiums between the Ala Wai Canal and the beaches. Would you like a gallery of what is available? Contact me anytime, let us “Talk Story,” and discuss your requests or questions. I look forward to it!
Note: In Hawaii, there is often a gathering of family and friends, and in a casual way stories are told of that days happenings, or past events. We call it “Talk Story.” My continued series will be about different places around Oahu with a bit of their history, and the many opportunities for you today. I would love to hear about your personal Hawaii memories to share, perhaps during the territorial days, like I was, growing up out Koko Head way. Hawaii is a special place and so are the people. Follow me as we discover a lifestyle best suited for YOU. Whether it is a new military move, a casual beach house, a downsized retirement home, a golf course fronted resort home-away-from-home, a grand residence with superb view, or a high rise condominium, the choices and the Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers resources are many. Contact me today with your interest, needs, and desires, or let’s just “Talk Story!”