Took a last-minute vacation day today for some “me time.” Just wanted to end the year on a fun note. And yes, playing tourist in your own backyard is always fun.
Went to check out the winter surf at Waimea Bay. Always amazed by the powerful sounds and vibrations of the waves. Click on image to enlarge.
This is the surf spot where the Eddie is held when there are consistent 25 footers (only happens every 10 years or so.)
Then drove into Hale’iwa. This little surf town is still one of my favorite places to visit.
Had my coffee at a café called the Coffee Gallery. Good food and a great vibe.
Left my truck at the North Shore Marketplace and walked up and down Hale’iwa. Checked out a few surf shops, souvenir shops, and even a scuba shop.
Had lunch at the popular Giovanni’s food truck. Felt sorry for the other shrimp trucks that were parked next door….
Garlic shrimp! Ho brah, da buggah was winnahs….
And no trip to Hale’iwa would be complete without the shave ice.
Made it back home by noon, just in time for a short nap.