Surfing in Oahu
Even though we spent the entire evening at the beach yesterday, today was the first day we could get in a surfing lesson!
After breakfast at the Turtle Bay Resort, we headed next door to the Hans Hedemann Surf School for a lesson. After some basic safety rules and practicing on land, we got in the water. (Paddle, paddle, paddle, pop!) It’s hard. It’s actually really good exercise, which was great. We had so much fun! And while none of us will be winning any trophies for it any time soon, we agreed a surfing lesson is a must when you’re in Hawaii.
After “carving the waves”, we headed down Kamehameha Highway for lunch at Kahuku Grill. It was located on the site of the historical Old Kahuku Sugar Mill, which was built in 1893 and a huge part of Hawaii’s sugar industry in the early 1900s. After lunch, we opted to explore the Hauula Loop Trail, which was a relaxing few-mile walk mostly shaded by trees.
Next it was time for our long trip around the coast, past Hawaii’s green and gentle mountains, all the way to Oahu’s southern shores of Waikiki Beach in Honolulu and the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. We arrived at dusk to see its beautiful towering buildings sparkling right on the beach, surrounded by palms. Everything about it said “paradise.” We stayed at the resort for dinner where we enjoyed a spectacular water view and fresh food cooked to perfection.
Tomorrow is our last day here in Hawaii and we’ll be exploring Honolulu. Stay tuned, Roadtrippers!