Waikk (pron.:/wakiki/; Hawaiian: [vikiki] or [wikiki]) is a beachfront neighborhood of Honolulu, on the south shore of the island of Oahu, in Hawaii, United States. Waikiki is best known for Waikk Beach, the white sand beach shoreline fronting the neighborhood. Waikk is home to public places including Kapiolani Park, Fort de Russy Military Reservation, Kahanamoku Lagoon, Khi Beach Park, and Ala Wai Harbor. The name Waikk means spouting fresh water in the Hawaiian language, for springs and streams that fed wetlands that once separated Waikk from the interior. The neighborhood extends from the Ala Wai Canal (a channel dug to drain former wetlands) on the west and north, to Diamond Head (Lahi) on the east. Waikk Beach is noted for its views of the Diamond Head tuff cone, its usually warm and cloud-free climate and its surf break.