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Sunset view at Waikiki Beach with hotels, Oahu
Oahu Pictures - Waikiki Beach - Pictures of Oahu - This is a two-mile stretch of shoreline from the Hilton Hawaiian Village to the Outrigger Canoe Club. Waikiki translates to “spouting water”. Waikiki used to be wetlands, but as the location became more popular the Waikiki Reclamation Project was born to channel stream run-off into the ocean west of Waikiki. Tons of coral were dredged in the making of the Ala Wai Canal.
The coral was used to fill in the wetlands, and by 1927, the Ala Wai Canal was completed. Waikiki Beach is miles of sun-bleached sand lined with four and five star resorts. There are several vendors, rental equipment stands, concessions, anything you might be wishing for. The first hotel in Waikiki was the “Moana”. The Moana is now called the “Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel”. The “Royal Hawaiian Hotel” is another historic pillar of Waikiki. Waikiki Beach hosts Sunset on the Beach.

BIO about Ron Dahlquist, Photographer of Waikiki Beach Image:
Ron Dahlquist grew up in Southern California and began his career as a surf photographer. In the early 70’s, he moved to Colorado. He shot skiing in the winter and everything from rodeos to rafting in the summer. The diversity of each season in the Rocky Mountains brought endless creative opportunities. While living in Colorado, he also managed to take many trips to Hawaii to shoot the big surf. Even though Ron loved Colorado, he became captivated by the beauty and splendor of the islands. His photographs range from sports to sensitive pictures of the environment. He has won numerous awards throughout the years. This past year, he won "Best Sports Photo" and "Best in Show" in the Professional Photographer's of America photography contest. The previous year, his photograph of a surfer in the barrel of a wave won first place in the International Photography Awards, Sports Category.
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