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Waikiki Historic Trail Marker 2

Marker number 2 on the Waikiki Historic Trail is simply called "Waikiki" and it includes information about the history of Waikiki and the development of surfing in Hawaii.

Marker 2 - Waikiki and Surfing Kapahulu Groin
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Description of Marker 2
This historic marker is simply called "Waikiki" and it includes photos and information about the history of the Waikiki area and the sport of surfing in Hawaii. The marker explains that Waikiki was once a huge swamp filled with ponds, streams, and wetlands. It also explains that surfing was once the sport of Hawaiian kings, but it had nearly died out by 1900. Olympic swimming champion Duke Kahanamoku is one of the people credited with bring surfing back to Hawaii and introducing it in California and Australia.

Photographs on Marker 2
-1900 Photo of a Waikiki Surfer
-Vintage photo of surfers and swimmers
-Vintage photo of surfing in Waikiki

Sponsors of Marker 2
-Marker number 2 was sponsored by the city and county of Honolulu. Photos were provided by the Biship Museum and the Hawaii Maritime Museum.

Location of Marker 2
Marker #2 is located on the ocean side of Kalakaua Avenue, in Kuhio Beach Park, near the Kapahulu Groin, at the point where Kapahulu Boulevard crosses Kalakaua.

Attractions Near Marker 2
- The Kapahulu Groin
- Queen's Surf Beach
- Kuhio Beach Park
- Kapiolani Park
- Honolulu Zoo
- Waikiki Aquarium

See also:
- Other Sites on the Waikiki Historic Trail
- Introduction to the Waikiki Historic Trail
- Downtown Honolulu Historic Tour
- Other Attractions on Oahu

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