Do Kahekili’s Leap

Hawaii, United States

If you want to leap where warriors leapt before you need to go to Hawaii. Tough ask, we know. Hawaii likes to start a trend. Not only are they bestowed with kickstarting surfing, they are also responsible for cliff jumping as we know it. The big kahuna of 1770, King Kahekili would leap feet-first in the waters of Lanai without making a splash.

You remember how your mother would say, “If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you too?” If your friend was Kahekili, you would. His warriors were encouraged to launch off 63-foot cliffs into water as shallow as 12-foot. You can prove your warrior status at many of the Hawaiian islands.

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