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The beach boys of Waikiki are the stuff of local legend-a lionized and partially mythologized band of laid-back Hawaiian watermen who worked and played on the area’s beaches as it rose to become Hawaii’s premier resort destination. Highly skilled in the water and knowledgeable about the ocean, they could surf, steer canoes, fish, dive and swim. A Waikiki beach boy offers ukulele lessons to a trio of mid-1930s visitors. Photo: N. R. Farbman, Bishop Museum. The beach boys represented the very basis of what aloha is, says Paul Merino, 64, captain of the City and County of Honolulu’s Waikiki lifeguard unit. And that was welcoming strangers into your home as if they were family. That’s what a Waikiki beach boy did, day after day after day. Waikiki’s first beach boys began showing up around the time the beachfront’s first hotel, the Moana, was completed in 1901.
The Beach Boys lifestyle has always been about much more than hanging out on the beach. It’s a lifestyle that is committed to sharing aloha and a profound respect and understanding of Hawaii’s ocean resources. The Beach Boys are the essence of the real and romantic notions of the Aloha Spirit and living in the most unique paradise on earth. Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii’s original Ambassador of Aloha, made Waikiki Beach famous as part of the Beach Boys.
Hawaii" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys. It was recorded in July 1963 and released on their 1963 album Surfer Girl. It is one of the first Beach Boy songs that Hal Blaine played on, contributing timbales, but regular drummer Dennis Wilson still played. In January 1964, it was released as a single in Australia, becoming a top-10 hit. This song was also sung by Al and Matt Jardine on Al Jardine's live album released in 2001
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Songs from Hawaiian Favourites by The Waikiki Beach Boys. Free download and listen Hawaiian Favourites. The Waikiki Beach Boys. Style: pop. Album year: 1990. An Hour of Hawaiian Favourites - Waikiki Islanders. Hawaii & The Pacific Islands - 20 Favourites - Waikiki Beachcombers. TV Favourites - Lawrence Welk And His Champagne Music. Hawaiian Favourites - Various Artists.