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There's a Proposal in the Works to Rename Beach After U.S. President Who Has Bodysurfed There


It was one of his favorite spots growing up.

HONOLULU (TheBlaze/AP) — Two Honolulu city councilmen are proposing to name a popular beach park after President Barack Obama.

Councilmen Stanley Chang and Ernest Martin introduced a resolution on Thursday to change the name of Sandy Beach Park, Hawaii News Now reported.

Sandy Beach Park (Image source: Sandy Beach Park (Image source:

If the name is changed, it would be the first time something has been named after Obama in the state of Hawaii.

The beach is a popular bodysurfing spot on Oahu's east side. Obama bodysurfed there while on vacation during his 2008 campaign for president, and it was one of his favorite spots growing up.

Here's the bodysurfing clip:

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