We have landed in Hauula on the windward side of Oahu, a part of the infamous North Shore. Our bungalow is called the Hibiscus Hale and has a screened in Lanai, or patio as we call it. The fresh wind rolls off the ocean which we can see from the lanai, and the rolling waves can be heard and seen right from my cozy chair. It is a quiet peaceful place that has a lot of appeal to my weary bones. I am recharging.
Today we were up early as the Vans Triple Crown World Cup is on about fifteen minutes from here. They announce on social media at 7:30am if the surf is up and today we were excited to see the surf competition at Sunset Beach, so we hit the road by 8:30. By the time we rolled into Sunset at 8:45 they had called it off due to the waves being a wash. There may be a chance we can see the triple crown another day while we are here. We watched a few amateurs get up on the waves for a while at sunset then decided to hit Bonzai Pipeline, known for its big waves. It was where the surfers were getting great waves today. We sat on the beach mesmerized by this and watching tricks and treats by really good surfers.
We drove onward thru the little settlements of the North Shore and past the shrimp trucks and coffee stands, art studios and little beach views. The North Shore reminds me of Tofino, a much warmer version!
We are finding time to explore, rest, indulge, and enjoy the beauty of this place. It is cooler than Waikiki,much less commercial and much less crowded. I hope to come home rested and relaxed.
Dale As I commute home in a windstorm....I will be forever jealous of that picture.