Sandy Beach, Honolulu: Barack Obama has bodysurfed here | Photo: Creative Commons/Matt Sims

The popular Sandy Beach may be renamed in honor of US President Barack Obama, but the idea doesn't touch the heart of the majority of Hawaiians.

President Barack Obama Sandy Beach Park. This could be the new name of Honolulu's Sandy Beach, famous for its iconic bodysurfing competitions, and shore break photo stunts. Bodyboarders love it, too.

The City Council has made the proposal having in mind that Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, and the President's proven ability to bodysurf the local waves.

"I think, as a State, we're very proud that we have a Hawaii-born president. We don't have any statues, monuments, anything named after him here," underlines Stanley Chang, Honolulu City Council member.

"We've already included funding in the past year's budget for a plaque commemorating his love for bodysurfing there, and we hope to generate additional interest in the park. We hope to have it as an additional showcase for residents and visitors from all over the world."

Residents and local surfers are divided. What has Obama done for Sandy Beach? Is it worth it to spend half a million dollars in local improvements?

Whether you think of a kite as a wing or a sail, you want it to be lightweight, resistant, waterproof, but also stiff and flexible at the same time, so that they could respond to all flight requests.

+ Kiteboarding News

Are you on a week-long beach holiday? Have you bought bodyboard for your kid? Smart move. Get ready to introduce your offspring to the waves easily and safely. It is going to be fun.

+ Bodyboarding News

Brad Domke calls Cylinders his home. He's been riding it for more than a decade. But you've never seen him in board transfers like these.

+ Skimboarding News

Nico von Lerchenfeld has had the time of his life at Surf Snowdonia, in Wales. But he was not there to surf.

+ Wakeboarding News