As hookipa was slightly beyond my ability I decided to go check the west side and a some good south swell forecasts I had seen in the morning, calling 2-3, when it is normally 1-2.

Slightly over double overhead

First stop on the west side is my favourite McDonald in the world. Why it’s my favourite? Because .. it’s got the best flags! McD+US+Hawaii.

MacDonald
A super cool US truck
Inside an hawaiian Mac
McDonald = predictability

After refueling, I continued towards one of the most beautiful spots on the island, and not just for the conditions: Honolua Bay

Getting there
View from the side
Reassuring sign of human presence
The break: looking inconsistent
The beautiful beach to get out

On the way back, trying to surf the south swell, I stopped at another favourite of mine: Laniupoko

This is a nice park offering grass, palm shade, a nice beach, an enclosed little beach for kids and a decent south swell exposure.

Laniupoko – on the road to Lahaina
Laniupoko peace
Author enjoying a busy hawaiian afternoon
More sleeping under the palm trees

Nice protected little beach and finger

After some rest and having checked the minimal surf I headed back home. Drove through Ho’okipa to find it fully packed by the after work brigade.

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