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Hapuna Beach: Big Island
The north lifeguard tower is near the sign saying that there’s no lifeguard on duty. Swimming is not safe during periods of high surf, which will kick the living daylights out of you. Also, note that the wind sometimes kicks up in the afternoon. We’ve noticed that the southernmost (left) part of the beach is usually more protected during strong winds, but the north end is usually less crowded.
Na Pali Coast Hanalei: Kauai Island
Up to 18 passengers; minimal shade. Wear waterproof (or none at all) shoes to wade out to the boat at the Hanalei River. Grab a seat on the left (OK, OK, port) side going out for the best views. March–October is their season from the north shore. They also launch their older, slightly smaller boat from the west side (Kekaha) year round for a similar snorkel tour.
NA PALI COAST HANALEI
Haleiwa: Oahu Island
If you’re looking for a treat, consider the shave ice at San Lorenzo’s or Matsumoto's on Kamehameha Highway. (The latter often has unjustifiably long lines, so don’t hesitate to go to San Lorenzo’s.) Hale‘iwa Harbor is where you depart for your Swim With Sharks adventure. If you're looking for a new profile pic, there's a hugely popular set of angel wings painted on the exterior of the green Volcom store.
Kanaha Beach: Maui Island
After scrambling over some rocks you’ll find a very pretty little stretch of sand backed by trees that you might have all to yourself. A particularly good place to hang out if you're waiting for someone who's plane is late. (Yup, been there, done that.) In front of Kahului Airport off Amala Street. Park at the second (farthest) parking lot.
Volcano Update and Lava Map
This is an excerpt from the new chapter "VOLCANO UPDATE".
On April 30, 2018, however, the crater floor collapsed. The lava lake drained all at once, and the crater got deeper and deeper until the magma fell below the water table. The summit is around 4,000 feet in elevation, and the volcano had spent 35 years storing lava for distribution at this higher elevation. Something dramatic was happening.
Then along came Fissure 8.
Like a gopher tunneling underground, the magma worked its way rapidly to the east, outside the park and down the flanks of the mountain. When it got to a quiet residential development called Leilani Estates (elevation 700 feet), scientists sounded the alarm bells.
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