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Aloha Friday Photo: Waimea Bay

Mahalo to Mara Barnhart for sharing this nice shot for Aloha Friday Photos. Mara took this shot at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu back in April 2021. On the April day that this photo was taken, the bay looks very peaceful without strong waves crashing to the shore. This calm scene is in contrast to the winter surf where waves can reach 30 feet or more and when only the most expert surfers and lifeguards should dip their toes in the water. In fact, we just checked the Hawaii Beach Safety ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Mara, Waimea Bay, Mahalo, Aloha Friday Photo, North Shore of Oahu, Mara Barnhart


Hawaii GOP chair resigns in QAnon Twitter backlash, Court: Mauna Kea police presence warranted, unemployment snags persist, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Republican Party Chairwoman Shirlene Ostrov via LinkedIn Hawaii GOP chair resigns following backlash over tweets defending QAnon followers. The head of Hawaii’s Republican Party is stepping down. The party announced late Sunday that Shirlene Ostrov resigned after four years as chair. Hawaii News Now.Who’s Leading The Hawaii House GOP? Nobody Knows. The four minority members are split 2-2 on who should represent the chamber. Meanwhile, the party’s chair has resigned over controversi...
Tags: Travel, Star, Gop, Hawaii, Republican Party, Udsa, Big Island, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Wailuku, Oahu, House Committee, Mauna Kea, Kihei, Sarah Park


Lt. Gov. Green presents 5-point coronavirus plan, Love Has Won cult leaves Hawaii after harassment on Kauai, Kahele defends Big Island gathering, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lt. Gov. Green explains ICU beds in a July 29, 2020 briefing (from video) Here’s the 5-point plan Lt. Gov. Green says Hawaii needs to follow to lower COVID cases. Lt. Gov. Josh Green says Hawaii can defeat COVID-19, and bring numbers significantly lower again. Hawaii News Now.Commentary: A plan to defeat COVID-19 in Hawaii — and we must deploy it now. Lt. Gov. Josh Green outlines coronavirus control plan. Star-Advertiser.=====Hawaii commercial real estate sales crashing. Hawaii’s commerci...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, San Francisco, Green, Hawaii, Big Island, North Shore, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu


Our Top 5 Selling Tours In Pearl Harbor

Plan a Hawaii vacation and explore Hawaii like never before. We have put together a list of our top selling tours so that you get to know more about the place and enjoy your trip with fun-filled activities. 1. Pearl Harbor and Historic Honolulu City Tour departing Waikiki Hotels Your tour begins at Pearl Harbor where the tragedy of December 7, 1941, happened as the Japanese forces launched a surprise attack on Oahu. The USS Arizona was directly hit and sank within minutes. The ship took down ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Navy, Blog, Hawaii, Arizona, Road, Pearl Harbor, Dole Plantation, Arizona Memorial, Harbor, Honolulu, Oahu, Polynesian Cultural Center, Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach


Cliff Jumping in Waimea Bay, O’ahu

I was able capture some special footage with my GoPro HERO7 Black and I’ve continued to enjoy the process of creating films with my new hardware: Unfortunately, the audio was borked because of some water that got caught into the cage and so I decided to create a small “music video” instead. But here’s the most interesting (and more important) thing: As a consequence of the poor audio, I decided to rethink how I build my movies, especially as it pertains to audio quality, ...
Tags: Council, Pacific Ocean, Start, Waimea Bay, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Waimea Bay O'ahu


Harbor fees to rise, Oahu beach erosion uncovered, vets lose free access to Kilauea Military Camp, Land Board denies contested case for Maui water access, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu Ala Wai boat harbor ©2018 All Hawaii News The state Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation got the green light Friday to move forward with public hearings on proposed fee hikes at small boat harbors that, if approved, will affect more than 10,000 boaters. Star-Advertiser.Hearings on New Fees Proposed at Small Boat Harbors. The Board of Land & Natural Resources voted on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, to approve a proposal by the DLNR Division of Boating & Ocean Recreation to move forward...
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20 Beautiful Places to Visit in Hawaii on a Family Vacation

This is a sponsored post by our partner Expedia and contains affiliate links. Winter has arrived in the US and after returning home to North Carolina from a fantastic but COLD 12 days in New York City I’m already longing for some warmth. Us Aussies aren’t built for long winters and our Christmas time is typically about summer activities and days on the beach! As for you North Americans who like to escape the cold for a week or two, I can’t help but suggest Hawaii as a great all-year-roun...
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Hawaii vacation deals & news: September 19, 2017

Sunset from Hapuna Beach – There’s now a convenient and affordable way to get to the Bishop Museum in Honolulu from Waikiki via trolley. This museum has an impressive collection of Hawaiian artifacts, a planetarium and much more. It’s a wonderful place to visit anytime, but especially on a rainy day on Oahu. Roundtrip tickets are $7. – Hapuna Prince Beach Resort on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island is undergoing some very significant renovations. The resort will also become a Westin Resort.  P...
Tags: Travel, US, Canada, Hawaii, Bishop Museum, Big Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Waikiki, Maui, Honolulu, Oahu, Waimea Bay, Ocean House, Flight Deals & Airline News, Giveaways & Sweepstakes, GoVisitHawaii


Expert: Aggressive sharks at Oahu shore trail spawning fish

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii shark expert says a recent spate of aggressive sharks spotted near the shore at a popular spot on Oahu’s north side is likely due to the spawning season of juvenile fish. Waimea Bay lifeguards on Monday reported multiple aggressive sharks about 5 yards (5 meters) offshore. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports […]
Tags: News, Ap, Hawaii, Honolulu, Oahu, Waimea Bay, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Nation & World


20 Things to Do in Oahu Hawaii

We spent two weeks in Hawaii visiting three of the Hawaiian Islands – Oahu, Maui and the Big Island and it’s hard to say which island we loved best. They all have their own unique personalities. The Big Island is for adventure and natural wonders, Maui is for relaxation and beauty, and you could say Oahu has a little bit of everything! Six days on Oahu wasn’t nearly enough. There are so many amazing things to do in Oahu Hawaii that we didn’t have time to see it all – which is always a great excu...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Pinterest, Australia, Hawaii, Arizona, Brazil, Tripadvisor, North America, Pearl Harbor, Destinations, Big Island, North Shore, Waikiki, Maui, Savannah


Everybody's gone surfin', at Waimea Bay

The North Shore of Oahu boasts the Mt. Rushmore of pro-surfing venues—Pipeline, Haleiwa, Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay—where real-life beach boys and girls ride unreal waves. The shore also has a few dozen other named surfing breaks. The place is Surf City, Planet Earth. When epic surf rolls in, 25-feet and up (way up) you won't see anything like Waimea Bay. Breaking surf closes out the mouth of the bay, the kind of waves that make beachcombers tremble—and make the best surfers of the worl...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Pipeline, North Shore, Botanical Garden, Oahu, Waimea, Haleiwa, Waimea Bay, Quiksilver, Turtle Bay Resort, Sunset Beach, North Shore Oahu, Oahu Trailblazer, Eddie Aikau, Aikau


Bricks And Bones: Chapter 4: Hang Ten

Tony Borroz is attending the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 28th, 2017. This series, Bricks And Bones, explores the cultural significance, endearing legacy, and the nitty-gritty phenomenon of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. The prologue of this series here. Chapter 1: Real Wrong here. Chapter 2: St. Elmo’s Fire here. Chapter 3: The Quiet Racer here. ( = || []).push({}); To me, there are three high holy days on the raci...
Tags: Feature, Indiana, Indianapolis, Porsche, Ferrari, Ford, Autos, Jaguar, Le Mans, Anchorage, Oahu, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Alexander Rossi, Waimea, Waimea Bay, Monza


Outdoor activities in Hawaii

Photo: Anianiku Chong Hawaii comprises four major islands (Kauai, Oahu, Hawaii, Maui) and a number of smaller or less populated islands (Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, Kahoolawe), and is among the most isolated land masses on earth, an isolation which has resulted in the evolution of thousands of endemic species of flora and fauna and a mind-blowing landscape. Below is a list of the best places to get your adventure on around the islands. Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from trave...
Tags: Travel, Travel Planning, US, Hawaii, Google Maps, Pahoa, Big Island, All, Kona, Waimea Bay, South Point, Waipio, Kalalau, Lani, Kalapana, Ke e Beach Ke e Beach


Best beaches in Hawaii

Photo: Unsplash Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals, and helps you build trip itineraries with spots that integrate seamlessly into Google Maps and Uber. Download the app to add any of the spots below directly to your future trips. Ke’e Beach   Ke’e Beach Kapaa, United States This is a long hike that we were not prepared for. We only made it to the beach but there’s a lot more. ...
Tags: Travel, Travel Planning, Hawaii, Google Maps, Beaches, Waikiki, All, Kailua Kona, Kona, Waimea Bay, Hawaii Beaches, Lani, Hawaii images, Ke e Beach Ke e Beach, Kapaa United States, Makapuu


Lawsuit claims developers of North Shore subdivision owe past dues to association

The family who developed The Bluffs at Waimea, a 25-lot residential subdivision on Oahu’s North Shore overlooking the famed Waimea Bay, is being sued by the subdivision’s community association for allegedly not paying association dues, according to court documents. The subdivision includes two streets — Tutu Place and Tutu Street — paying homage to the family’s grandma, who was the original landowner. Tutu’s Community Association, the homeowners association for The Bluffs at Waimea,… ...
Tags: North Shore, Tutu, Oahu, Waimea, Waimea Bay, Community Association


The Circle Island Eco Tour The Circle Island Eco Tour

The Circle Island Eco Tour is a full day trip that out of all the Oahu tours, affords you the opportunity to see parts of the island rarely seen by the majority of tourists visiting Hawaii each year. Seldom do visitors get a front row seat to the magic and unseen gems this tropical paradise has often reserved for locals only. You will put your toes in the sand on some of the most incredible beaches in the world, feel the power of legendary surf spots, and observe nature in its most pristine puri...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Blog, Hawaii, Amelia Earhart, Temple, Buddhist, Oahu, Waimea Bay, Sandy Beach, Kualoa Ranch, Kualoa, Sunset Beach, Waikiki Hotel, Waimea Valley


The Circle Island Eco Tour

The Circle Island Eco Tour is a full day trip that out of all the Oahu tours, affords you the opportunity to see parts of the island rarely seen by the majority of tourists visiting Hawaii each year. Seldom do visitors get a front row seat to the magic and unseen gems this tropical paradise has often reserved for locals only. You will put your toes in the sand on some of the most incredible beaches in the world, feel the power of legendary surf spots, and observe nature in its most pristine puri...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Blog, Hawaii, Amelia Earhart, Temple, Buddhist, Oahu, Waimea Bay, Sandy Beach, Kualoa Ranch, Kualoa, Sunset Beach, Waikiki Hotel, Waimea Valley


FP Me to You: Escape Within Your City

Island secrets only a local would know… This post comes from our FP Me muse, Tommy!  I grew up on Oahu, Hawaii, in a valley called Nu’uanu — quiet, green, windy, just a short ride from the heart of Honolulu. On Oahu, there are so many places from which to escape the hustle and bustle; whether you head east, south, west or north, they all bring you straight back to yourself. Since my childhood days, the ocean and its beaches have served as vital nourishment for my soul. Waimea Bay on ...
Tags: Shopping, Adventure, Features, North Shore, Waikiki, Free People, Honolulu, Oahu, Oahu Hawaii, Tommy, Waimea Bay, Fpme, Get Outside, Free Spirit


Hawaii: Your Guide to Eight Amazing Experiences

Are you headed to Hawaii? Whether you choose The Big Island, Maui, Oahu or Kauai (or all four) here is your guide to eight essential experiences: In This Hawaii Travel Article You Will Discover: Live Volcanoes Hidden Beaches Epic Treks And More! My first out-of-country vacation was a trip to Maui. I had just turned five years old and my family headed south from Canada for three glorious weeks in sunny Kihei, on the island’s south shore. I’ve yearned for Hawaii ever since; I returned from...
Tags: Travel, Hike, Usa, Advice, America, Canada, Hawaii, Surfing, Resort, Honeymoon, Recreation, Beach, Mother Nature, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Waikiki


John John Florence Wins 2016 World Title Of Surfing

John John Florence ― once a young surfing prodigy, currently a force to be reckoned with ― cemented his legendary status Tuesday when he won the World Surf League’s 2016 world title in Peniche, Portugal. The 24-year-old Hawaii-born surfer claimed the men’s championship title while surfing the final round of the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal. He scored big with his signature, gravity-defying aerial tricks, eventually out-scoring California surfer Conner Coffin. “I honestly can’t believe it right now...
Tags: News, California, Hawaii, Portugal, Florence, Huffington Post, North Shore, Carla Herreria, Oahu, Waimea Bay, John John Florence, Andy Irons


Hawaii students improve test scores, tax refund unlikely after surplus, Pflueger completes Kauai mudslide repairs, mosquito-borne disease topic at World Conservation Congress, home business irks Maui neighbors, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

University of Hawaii students, courtesy photo Hawaii high-schoolers posted modest gains in English, reading and science on the ACT exam, but many in this year’s graduating class appear unprepared for college-level coursework, according to results released Wednesday for the national college entrance exam. Star-Advertiser.The number of hepatitis A victims in Hawaii continues to climb, reaching 228 on Wednesday, but the outbreak appears to be slowing now that the scallops that triggered it h...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Las Vegas, International Union For Conservation Of Nature, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Wailuku, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, University of Hawaii, Waimea Bay, Garden Island, Hilo


24 hours in Oahu

Photo: Four Wheels On A Non-Stop Flow Morning Kickstart your day with a stiff cup of Kona coffee. Glazer’s is a hip spot to chill out and savor the neighboring island’s beans. But today you must grab-and-go because, after all, you’re in paradise and there’s generally about 12-hours of daylight. Maximize all that sunshine. To get the most out of the island of Oahu, it’s best to rent a car from one of the many agencies at the airport. (If you opt for the bright-yellow Mustang convertible, expe...
Tags: Travel, Food, Hike, Hollywood, Hawaii, Surf, Duke, Glazer, Beach, North Shore, Waikiki, All, Poke, Honolulu, Ian, Oahu


A Traveller’s Guide to Oahu’s North Shore

Welcome to Oahu’s scenic North Shore—the Hawaii of your dreams (if you plan it right). In This Hawaii Travel Article You Will Discover: Quintessential North Shore Towns Best Places to Eat on the North Shore Outstanding Whitesand Beaches Leave Waikiki to the tourists. You’re visiting Oahu for an authentic experience, not to chow at the Cheescake Factory and browse for duty-free Ray Bans. Head north, good traveller. While Oahu’s Windward side is lovely, even Kailua was too busy for our week...
Tags: Travel, Google, Food, Usa, Advice, Ted, Hawaii, Tourism, Island, Surfing, North, Honeymoon, Costco, Recreation, Beach, Expedia


The Daily Edit – Brian Bielmann: The Eddie

Surfing World Editor and Photo Editor: Vaughan Blakey Designer:  Corbin Nash Photographer:  Brian Bielmann Tracks Editor: Luke Kennedy Art Director:  Mat Macready Photo Editor: Ben Bugden Photographer: Brian Bielmann Tow WAVES in Tahiti/2005 Hands down one of my favorite underwater shots ever, picking through my photos to put this web gallery together was really hard because a lot of my best shots got left behind and I realized how many of my favorite shots were Bruce...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Hawaii, Vogue, Eddie, Craig, Bay, The Daily Edit, Craig Anderson, Bruce, Tahiti, Waimea Bay, Sato, Bruce Weber, West Australia, Eddie Clark


20 coolest US towns for adventure

Ingredients: water + terrain + culture = good times. Photo: Michael Dorausch THIS LIST COULD EASILY HAVE 100 PLACES. The US simply has so many canyons and rivers and slopes, so much coastline, all of it with rad little towns along the way. So putting together this list, we narrowed it down with a few criteria: The place should be an actual town, not just a spot or destination. In other words, you can live/work there year round, and even in the “off-season” it’s still cool. The outdoor objec...
Tags: Post, Montana, Washington, US, West, Alaska, Skiing, Moab, Surfing, Nevada, Keystone, Snowboarding, King, Chattanooga, Lake Superior, Yellowstone


The Eddie Aikau DID Go! Hawaii Big Wave Surf Contest Held at Waimea Bay

Twenty-five thousand people can’t ALL be wrong. That’s about how many spectators waded up to Oahu’s North Shore Thursday to watch the The post The Eddie Aikau DID Go! Hawaii Big Wave Surf Contest Held at Waimea Bay appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Huge Hawaii surf competition slows Internet, interrupts workday, Big Island senator's residency questioned, rail conflict of interest lawsuit dismissed, 25% cigarette tax hike advanced, rocker Hagar helps Maui school, China to join RIMPAC, Native Hawaiian

Screengrab World Surf League ‏@wsl  Ross Clarke-Jones on an amazing wave! The waves at Waimea Bay rose like angry, 60-foot monsters Thursday, ripping surfboards from their leashes and sending spectators scrambling out of the wash as the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau finally went off for only the ninth time in 30 years. Star-Advertiser.Was your Internet connection downright sluggish on Thursday? You can probably blame it on the Eddie big-wave contest. Hawaii News Now.Thursday was an ...
Tags: Senate, China, Hawaii, Associated Press, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Lihue, Waikiki, Maui, Hart, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii Legislature, Hawaiian Commercial Sugar Co, Circuit Court, Hawaii News Now


66-Year-Old Surfer Charges MASSIVE Waves For His Swan Song

HONOLULU -- Clyde Aikau took some very deep breaths before heading down to the water, his extra-long, single-fin surf board in tow.  The 66-year-old Hawaiian is no stranger to the waves at Waimea Bay, on Oahu's North Shore, but Thursday was a bit different.  The waves were more than 50 feet high and the surf was pumping so loudly that people on the beach could barely hear. The Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau surf competition, the most prestigious big wave competition in the world, was on --...
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Watch Top Surfers In Hawaii Battle Some Seriously Big Waves

The Eddie Aikau competition is only held when waves are higher than 20 feet
Tags: Uncategorized, Competition, Hawaii, Surfing, Waves, Oahu, Waimea Bay, Eddie Aikau, John John Florence


'Biggest in 40 years': rare Eddie surf competition draws thousands in Oahu

World class surfers descend on Oahu, Hawaii, to ride the famously dangerous surf at the Eddie Aikau surf competition, where crowds were expected to exceed 30,000Picture gallery: big waves and crashes galore The rare Eddie Aikau surf competition was finally given a green light by event officials on Thursday morning, marking the first time in seven years that the elite invitational has taken place, on the North Shore of the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The world’s leading surfers, including Shane Doria...
Tags: Sport, US news, Hawaii, Surfing, North Shore, Kelly Slater, Oahu, Oahu Hawaii, Waimea Bay, Eddie Aikau, Shane Dorian Ross Clarke Jones, Hawaiian John John Florence