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HTA Sponsors Second Annual May Day Celebration in Waikiki

“May Day Waikiki – Beach Boys, Memories and Music,” returns to the sands of Waikiki fronting the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Friday, May 1 from 3-5 p.m. The HTA-sponsored event celebrates the history and tradition of May Day, as well as honors the Waikiki Beach Boys and those who made Waikiki Beach their final resting place. 

This year, the event will recognize Waikiki Beach Boys Alex Apo and Richard Kapela Kauo. Apo worked on Waikiki Beach for 44 years and is one of the original Waikiki Beach Boys. As a surfer and master canoe paddler, he is considered an inspiration to the younger generation of Beach Boys. 

Kauo, who passed away in 2013, will be honored as a legendary Beach Boy who pioneered the “hot curl” style of surfing. Working as a lifeguard and surfing instructor, he is perhaps most fondly remembered for spending his later years greeting visitors at Duke’s Waikiki with his aloha and warm personality. 

This free event will also include a concert with “Ambassador of Aloha” Danny Kaleikini, award-winning contemporary reggae-pop vocalist Anuhea and hula dancers from local hula halau. Attendees can also take advantage of free canoe rides in front of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel courtesy of Waikiki Beach Services and Faith Surf School Hawaii from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For those who are not able to attend in-person, Hawaiian 105.1 KINE will be broadcasting live from Waikiki Beach. 

We encourage you to share this event information with your employees and guests. For more information about the event, “like” May Day Waikiki on Facebook here  and follow @MayDayWaikiki on Twitter and Instagram. 



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