Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Waikiki: last ride of the day

Sunset surfers ride the eternal wave machine right off Kuhio Beach Park in the hubbub of Waikiki. Then many store their boards like so many locked-up bicycles at the Waikiki Beach Center and ride a bus home. It's not unusual to see a sandy-footed wave rider striding up Kalakaua Avenue (WKK's main drag) with board in hand, weaving through a throng of duded-up tourists past designer shops and restaurant bars aglow from freshly lit tiki torches.

For sure, Waikiki is a high-rise tourist amusement park, but Old Hawaii manages to surface through the pavement.