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Rabbit Kekai's keiki tradition lives on

Rowland Nolasco Rowland Nolasco

WAIKIKI (KHNL) - Carving out a full circle - that's what Waikiki beach boy legend Rabbit Kekai continues to do at his annual Keiki Surf Contest.

It took place at Queen's Surf Beach in Waikiki.

It's the same location he first learned to surf more than 80 years ago.

Keiki from ages four and up competed throughout this weekend.

Although the waves were small, many of these little guys and girls made a big deal out of the experience.

"Because I wanted to try it out," said Rowland Nolasco, a participant.

A surfing and paddling champion and protege of Duke Kahanamoku, 90-year old Kekai caught his first wave off Waikiki Beach in 1925.

Rabbit has been sharing his love of ocean sports and Waikiki beach with kamaaina and visitors ever since.

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