Friends, family scatter ashes of Rabbit Kekai in Waikiki

Friends, family scatter ashes of Rabbit Kekai in Waikiki

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Friends and family scattered the ashes of local surfing legend Albert "Rabbit" Kekai where he best belonged, on Waikiki beach.

Kekai passed away in May at the age of 95, and on Saturday hundreds of people gathered to bid him the final aloha.

Kekai is best known as one of the first Waikiki beach boys who became ambassadors of surfing and the Hawaiian culture.

Kekai hopped on the surfboard when he was barely 5-years-old. His talents were soon recognized by the surfing great Duke Kahanamoku, who took Kekai under his wings.

A nickname of "rabbit" was earned by Kekai for his agility on the surfboard.

In 1991, Kekai was inducted into the International Surfing Hall of Fame.

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