Gusting winds, scattered showers, and small craft advisories…sounded like a good day to head to the North Shore! We got a surprise parking space at Banzai Beach in Pupukea, where reefs offshore produce the famous Pipeline. That reef is also responsible for the nickname “world’s deadliest wave,” since monstrous waves thundering onto sharp reef…you know…kill people sometimes.
Isaac loves surfing the keiki waves at Kalama Beach near our house. He’s really good and it’s fun to watch! My ulterior motive in taking the kids to watch the Pipeline surfers was for Isaac to be awed and impressed and want to try his hand at it. He was more interested in throwing sticks and seed pods into the water, which quickly became ok by me. One of the teenage surfers caught a wave wrong and snapped his board in half while we were sitting there. I asked him how old the youngest surfers out there were and he said 12. So maybe we’ll wait a while before tossing Isaac out there…or wait forever.
These are small waves.
These are small kids with a small coconut they found lying around and brought home for our ever-growing coconut garden. They seem disinclined to sprout.
The Woo and Only. She spotted a rainbow on the way home, stretching wide over the road, and promptly fell asleep.
We pulled over here on the way home so Isaac could go to the bathroom. Kailua felt so nice and uncrowded after battling the hoards in Haleiwa for shave ice!