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n., Name of a surf at Waikīkī. Literally, the opening lehua, said to be so named when the taboo on surfing at Waikīkī was broken by a young chief from Mānoa who removed his lehua lei and gave it to the daughter of Chief Kākuhihewa, who had been the only one permitted to surf there; the taboo was broken when the princess accepted the lei.

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Kalehuawehe

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Name for an ancient surfing area at Waikīkī, Oʻahu (Finney and Houston 38; For. Sel. 35), now called Castle's. Sick persons were brought here for cleansing baths. Literally, the removed lehua lei. (Pīkoi, the rat killer, went to Waikīkī wearing a lehua lei. He asked a surfing chiefess for her board. She refused because the board was taboo. They surfed and he gave her his lei.)

  • References:
    • Finney and Houston 46, 47; PH 175.

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Surf site, Waikīkī, Oʻahu. Site of the biggest surf in Waikīkī and the south shore of Oʻahu. Literally, the removed lehua lei. A legend tells of Piʻikoi, who went to Waikīkī wearing a lehua lei and gave it to a chiefess who surfed with him. Also known as Castle's.

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