A chain of islands in the north pacific ocean. Each Island is unique in that Hawaii (the main island) is mostly all volcanic rock with black beaches, while Kauai and Oahu have soft tan sand mixed with tumbled shell bits.
Every year I always seem to end up on one of these islands. This past year, I visited Kauai with Xiaxia, Adam and Chet. We all stayed on the south shore at a point called PK’s. This surf spot is beautiful. The waves break at three different reefs, the inside being the best one for bodysurfing. As Adam and I swam out to the farthest break, we looked down to see the 2 abysses between the reefs. We both got spooked and caught the next wave in. The water is always super clear so when you look down you all the colors of the reef. There are rainbow fish, yellow triggerfish, and a blue parrot fish. We spent 3 days surfing for 8 hours straight each day. Our last night there the sunset was like nothing we had ever seen with pink puffy clouds and a moon behind.
The next day we drove up to the north shore to stay in Hanalei. This place is like a second home to me and where I first learned to surf. Coming here brings back so
many happy and adventurous memories. We drove into Princeville along the gorgeous golf course to our house for the next week. After we unpacked we walked down a hidden path to a place called Queens Bath. It had rained earlier that day so everyone laughed as was slid down the path. Halfway down you come to a little waterfall where we all rinsed off the mud and sat for a while. We eventually made it down to the waterfront to see where the river met with the ocean. The ocean was clear and warm. We crept along the path to the main jumping spot. Adam was the first to jump off with a free fall dive. As I looked down I spotted a group of 4 turtles floating in the current, so I jumped in and followed them to around the point. There such beautiful creatures and I hope everyone gets a chance to swim alongside one at least once.