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Waikiki Beach Activities at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Location / Contact:
Waikiki Beach Activities
Hilton Hawaiian Village
2005 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815

Phone: (808) 951-4088
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Web Site: http://waikikibeachactivities.com/
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Waikiki Beach Activities (WBA) Our name says it all.

Since the late 80 s WBA has grown to be one of the largest beach services in Waikiki.

Our home is in the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, the largest beach resort in the Pacific and it is truly a village on the beach that is the home of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, the father of International Surfing and the Official Ambassador of Aloha.

Our motto is Safety, Service and Sales.

Waikiki beach Activities Mission Statement

Safety always, Service according to the Duke Kahanamoku Creed of Aloha and Sales assistance to all of our visitors to Duke Kahanamoku Beach and the Super Pool at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Spa & Beach Resort.

Company Info
Waikiki Beach Activities, Ltd. has served as the beach and pool concessionaire for the Hilton Hawaiian Village Spa and Beach Resort since 1989. Bob Hampton, President is from Hawaii and Rob Martin, Senior vice President and C.E.O. has been in Hawaii for more than twenty years. Bob and Rob have been partners in the tour boat business in Lahaina, Maui and the SCUBA and tour submarine business on Oahu for two decades.

Kay Oshiro is Vice President, Human Resources and Administration. Kay has been in the tour business for many years and before WBA she served as Retail Manager for Voyager Submarines.

Kekoa Bruhn is Vice President Safety and Service. Koa has been with WBA for fifteen years and is responsible for lifeguard services and training.

Ryan Roth is Vice President Marketing and Sales. Ryan has been with WBA for fifteen years and is responsible for management of the Super Pool Retail stand and the Hilton Beach Stand.

The WBA staff of beach boys and attendants are for the most part experienced waterman, surfers and canoe paddlers trained to serve the beach and pool needs of guests and visitors to Duke Kahanamoku Beach..


Our motto is Safety, Service and Sales.

Waikiki Beach Activities is Hilton Hawaii Village Hotel's beach service, providing beach boys and a complete range of beach rental equipment including large beach umbrellas, chairs, air mats and snorkel sets. WBA can also arrange surfboard rentals, kayak rentals and canoe rides. WBA is equipped to handle large parties with up to 500+ participants. Surf lessons are provided by Pure Hawaiian Aikua Surf Academy and Hawaii Hot Spots.

Safety because the Hilton Hawaiian Village Spa & Beach Resort relies on our staff of lifeguards and waterman to serve as the villages' lifeguards, beach boys, pool attendants, snorkel instructors and fun in the sun concierges. WBA places Safety First as its highest priority. WBA has provided Hilton with Lifeguard services for the last ten years and we have never had a serious injury. We are very proud to say that WBA has a perfect Safety record.

Service because WBA is committed to Duke Kahanamoku's Creed of Aloha in our service to customers. WBA's staff is trained in customer Service. In fact, WBA has earned many service awards including the Hilton's "Ke Kula O Ka Lokahi" Service award.

Sales because WBA offers high quality retail products, rental equipment and beach activities. Some folks have referred to WBA as the Bay Watch of Waikiki.

You may have seen our beach stand in one of the many TV series that have been filmed in Hawaii. "Baywatch Hawaii," "Magnum," "Pacific Blue' and "Jake and the Fatman."

Located on the beach side of the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Hau Tree Bar the beach stand is equipped to provide a range of guest services including free guest beach towels.

Located at the entrance to the Super Pool Stand. At this stand guests will secure their wristbands which provides access to exclusive guest amenities.

History of Waikiki Beach

In ancient times, Waikiki was a wetlands area of marshes. The ancient Hawaiians excavated fish and duck ponds and bordered them with groves of coconut trees. The fertile reefs off Waikiki Beach provided an endless supply of fish and even lobster but the waves of Waikiki were reserved for the nobility, the Ali'i.
Standing on shaped planks of native wood, the Ali'i would ride the waves of Waikiki Beach, the first surfers on Earth. Challenge matches would arise as young Ali'i struggled to ride the largest waves, demonstrating their bravery and prowess while the common people watched in awe, for to even attempt to stand and surf as the Ali'i on their sacred waves was an offense punishable by death.
The growth of Waikiki as a tourist destination came about in the early 1920's. Duke Kahanamoku became famous worldwide as the young handsome Hawaiian who swam like a fish while capturing gold medals in swimming at the Olympics and capturing young ladies hearts when they saw him in newsreels standing on a wooden board on a large wave off Waikiki Beach. The Duke was unlike anyone that they had ever seen before. Because the Duke's home and surfing grounds were in Kalia in Waikiki, Waikiki was put on the map.
The waves still roll gently over the ancient reef at Waikiki Beach, but today, they are available for the enjoyment of all.

History of Kalia

This part of Waikiki is called "Kalia" and it is approximately 23 acres in size. All of Kalia is occupied by the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa. Legend tells of a Hawaiian Chief who lived in Kalia that waited patiently for the return if his wife who had been wooed away by a rival chief on Maui. Kalia means "waited for."


Waikiki and Kalia were also playgrounds for Hawaiians and many new residents who moved to Hawaii from Japan, China, Russia, Portugal and America.

In 1848 King Kamehameha III began a process called the Great Mahele which saw the King deed some of his lands to his family and other chiefs and to some commoners. The King's Great Mahele also allowed foreigners to own land in the Kingdom. Kalia was deeded to Henry Paoa. The Paoa family included Duke Kahanamoku who was raised in Kalia from a small child to a man. The lessons Duke learned while living in Kalia led him to become the most famous waterman in history. Kalia is where the Duke learned to swim, surf, fish and paddle canoes.

The Art of Surfing began in the waters of Waikiki.

Clyde Aikau, the world famous big wave surfer and prominent member of the host culture together with his Pure Hawaiian Surf Academy teach surfing in the same spot that Duke Kahanamoku learned to surf. Clyde's Pure Hawaiian Surf Academy is set up on the beach a very short stroll from your room. Information and details regarding Clyde Aikau's Pure Hawaiian Surf academy information is found in the Activities Section on our web site.

A recent addition to Surf Schools is Hawaii Hot Spot Tours owned and operated by Errol Kane.

General Information about Duke's Beach

The village offers many of these wonderful places, I like to sit under this coconut tree when I need a moment to think.

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Spa and Beach Resort has five first class hotel buildings with a total of 3,000 rooms. Each building has beautiful Hawaiian style gardens and large grounds with all of the expected amenities. The village also has a shopping Bazaar with 99 shops, stores, galleries and restaurants. There is also a Spa, a Medical Clinic, Church, US Post Office and Business Center with web access for guests.


Average Weather by months in Waikiki
MonthHigh Avg.Low Avg. Rain Avg
January80.1° F65.7° F3.60 in
February80.4° F65.5° F2.20 in
March81.7° F67.3° F2.20 in
April82.8° F68.7° F1.50 in
May84.7° F70.3° F1.10 in
June86.5° F72.1° F0.50 in
July87.4° F73.6° F0.60 in
August88.7° F74.1° F0.40 in
September88.5° F73.6° F0.80 in
October86.9° F72.3° F2.30 in
November84.0° F70.3° F3.00 in
December81.1° F66.9° F3.80 in

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PRESIDENT - BOB HAMPTON

Bob Hampton, President is from Hawaii has been in Waikiki for more than fifty years. Bob has also been in the tour boat business in Lahaina, Maui and the SCUBA and tour submarine business on Oahu for two decades.
EXECUTIVE VICEPRESIDENT - ROB MARTIN

Executive Vice President has been in Hawaii for more than twenty years. Rob has been in the hospitality and marine activity industry for three decades.
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