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Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge set for March 15
Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge set for March 15

Honolulu visitors on March 15 can enjoy sporting activities in the water and on the sand while soaking up the sun along Waikiki Beach during the 30th annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge. Admission to the event, named for the legendary surfer, is free. It kicks off at 9 a.m. with a procession of double-hulled canoes. As the canoeists proceed along the shoreline, students from the Kamehameha Schools’ Hawaiian ensemble class will perform an ancient hula and song known as a kahiko. The opening ceremony will be followed by a quarter-mile sprint race in outrigger canoes and stand-up paddleboard races. On shore, ancient Hawaiian games, including a traditional tug-of-war called...

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