Ku'emanu Heiau - Kona, HI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover
N 19° 34.877 W 155° 58.018
5Q E 188718 N 2167849
Quick Description: Traveling south on Ali'i Drive, you'll come to see an altar by the side of the water. This is Ku'emanu Heiau, and there are still people placing fresh offerings at this altar. Why? This is the only heiau in the islands dedicated solely to surfing.
Location: Hawaii, United States
Date Posted: 2/1/2009 4:21:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM5Q43
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member rogueblack
Views: 11

Long Description:
Surfing was once a sport allowed to be played only be the royal. Surfers of non-royal blood were breaking law, a law punishable by death.

Nowadays, anyone can enjoy surfing. I guess this altar to surfing works, as there are regular gnarly conditions.

Do not disturb the altar...it's sacred. Ironically, it sits adjacent to the "Little Blue" Catholic Church. I thought this combination of old and new gods interesting in contrast.
Material(s): wood

Website: [Web Link]

Associated Religion or Church: Not listed

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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