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Ohana Beach Rentals Hawaii, the official hotel operator of the Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences, announced today the completion of the installation of the Waikiki/Gold Coast’s only live High-Definition (HD) Surf & Sunset Camera housed rooftop of the 15-story oceanfront property.

The Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences, one of only a dozen properties in Waikiki that commands a prime oceanfront location, presents an unbelievable 180-degree vantage point for the HD Surf & Sunset Camera that has been pre-set with 18 top surf spots, swimming locales and coastal view planes for viewers to choose.

The live images can be viewed on a special landing page on Ohana Beach Rentals Hawaii’s website at www.OBRHI.com.  Use of the HD Surf & Sunset Camera and viewing of its images over the web is free to the general public.

One of the most impressive features however is the ability for the web user to take control of the HD Surf & Sunset Camera to freely pan, zoom-in and zoom-out, and change viewing points of the device. Due to the HD surf camera’s high-quality 1080p video capturing capabilities, images are crisp, colorful and quite impressive when viewed on a personal computer – especially with a high-speed internet connection. To take control of the camera, viewers are put into waiting queues. Once a user receives control, they have a two-minute time span to control the device via the on-screen control tabs. What’s cool is that an advanced zooming feature has been added to the control panel allowing a user to use their mouse pointer to draw a box around a particular object or image area to immediately zoom into a desired location on the screen. As a user waits in a queue, they can view the live video stream as it takes place.

At some nearby locales to the Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences, you can zoom directly into the water to see close-up and amazing surfing action, ocean events and beach activity. At other long-distance locations, you can see impressive crescent views of Waikiki Beach (as far as the Hilton Hawaiian Village) and coastal images as far as Honolulu Harbor to Ewa.

Some of the popular pre-set viewing points include:

  • Bone Yards Surf Spot
  • Castles Surf Spot
  • Old Mans Surf Spot


Public Surf Spots

  • Rice Bowls Surf Spot
  • Suicides Surf Spot
  • Tonggs Surf Spot
  • Diamond Head Ocean Vista
  • Hawaiian Sunset Coastal View
  • Waikiki Beach Close-Up
  • Waikiki Beach Wide Shot
  • Fireworks Waikiki (evening fireworks on Friday nights and special holidays)



Aside from all of the surf and ocean activity, web viewers can also see some impressive evening activities when the camera goes into its evening grayscale mode – especially on Friday nights as the Hilton Hawaiian Village presents its evening fireworks extravaganza.

For more information and to view Ohana Beach Rentals Hawaii’s HD Surf & Sunset Camera, web surfers can visit www.OBRHI.com.


Webcam images courtesy of Ohana Beach Rentals Hawaii


Starting in June, Bishop Museum is presenting a lineup of historical exhibitions that will excite, educate, and entertain the entire family!  These exhibits will be on display for several months and you can spend as much time as you want but, be sure to set aside (at least) a couple of hours to wander through, absorb, respect and remember.


E Ku Ana Ka Paia:  Unification, Responsibility, and the Ku Images

Now – October 4th, Hawaiian Hall and J.M. Long Gallery

Bishop Museum, the British Museum, and the Peabody Essex Museum are partnering to bring together the three largest Ku images in the world for a historic exhibition this summer.  It will be the first time in over 160 years that three traditional Ku images of this size and magnitude will be displayed alongside one another.


Surfing

June 19th – September 6th, Castle Memorial Building

This exhibition provides a glimpse into the fascinating pasts of surfing, one of Hawaii’s gifts to the world.  The exhibit will feature archival images from Bishop Museum Archives along with historic surfboards from the Museum’s renowned collection of artifacts. Trace the historical transformation of surfing’s image through the centuries, from Polynesian myths of love to an account of an exotic “amusement” that presented nothing but “horror & destruction,” as well as recollections of surfing as a character-building activity and sometimes the test of one’s romantic interest.


Still Present Pasts:  Korean Americans and the “Forgotten War”

June 26th – September 12th, Castle Memorial Building

This is a multi-media exhibit of installation and performance art, documentary film and archival photographs, and oral histories that explores memories and legacies of the Korean War.  Embodying life stories of ordinary Korean Americans who experienced the war, the exhibit is a public space of remembering that breaks the silence about a tragic episode in U.S. and Korean history.


Hours

Open Wednesday to Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Museum is closed on Tuesdays and Christmas Day (December 25).

There is ample free parking on our campus.

Admission:

Free Admission for Bishop Museum members

General – Adult $ 17.95
General – Senior, 65 & over $ 14.95
General – child (ages 4-12) $ 14.95
General – child (age 3 & under) Free

Special rates for kamaaina and military visitors are available with proper identification.

For more information … visit www.bishopmuseum.org

Photos taken on Saturday before the crowds and before the flower lei were placed on the graves.