Orange County
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Hotels
 

 navigation image

   
   
   


HB Art


HB Surf Walking Tour

Surf Statue Duke K. Huntington Beach
 

A surf statue in Huntington Beach has people up in arms. No, it's not the naked surfer statue, but the Duke Kahanamoku statue in which people paw, place items on the man and general get in his face for a photograph.


Located on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street in front of Huntington Surf and Sport, the statue was commissioned by the same gent who shaped and made Ultimate Challenge. Edmond Shumpert used to live in the region and loved surfing.


His current sculptures and commissions are mostly of sports heroes or other people and shapes, but on rare occasion he'll receive a call asking to come up with something for California's surf scene.


Next to the statue and surrounding it are hand and foot prints and autographs of the top surfers around the globe. They get honored each year in the plaza area sponsored by the surf clothing and surf board store, HSS.