Good Morning Honolulu!

Today’s Hawaiian Vocabulary Word

Pink Hibiscus Taken at Hawaii KaiI think we’ll do this going forward so I can tell you what a word means if I plan to use it! So, we will start with the most appropriate word for this site…

Honolulu: The capital City of the State of Hawaii. The literal translation is “sheltered bay” and Oahu does have bays, at least four that I can think of, that are very sheltered from the surf, etc.

Surf Report

Sunset Beach on the Northshore is the high point today with 6-8 foot waves. Makapu’u follows with 3-5, then Makaha on the West side with 2-4 feet and Diamond Head comes behind at only 1-3 feet. Sunday and Monday were great days for the surfers but today looks like a day for reef fishing or checking out the tide pools around most of the island.

Aside from the surf report, in other surfing news, KHON Channel 2 News reported yesterday that the public schools are trying to get surfing added to the list of high-school sports. I never thought about it, but I guess it definitely is an individual sport. It’s a sport that has a lot of added safety regulations that other sports do not. The sad part of this is that mainland schools already have it as part of their school sports program. And, Hawaii doesn’t?

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Alli // Mar 20, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    My little sister got to take scuba diving as a gym class when she was in high school in Charleston, SC. She loved it.

  • 2 Evelyn // Mar 20, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    See? How wonderful is that? Here we are surrounded by water and the likes of such things are still in the talking stages. Sigh. Oh well, at least our youth doesn’t wait for the schools… they just do things. Surf, dive, fish, paddle (canoe). They keep fit this way too! Thank you, Alli, for sharing your sister’s happy memory!

  • 3 the domestic minx // Mar 27, 2007 at 1:51 am

    I find it incredible that surfing is not on the school agenda!!
    Like you, Evelyn, my boys didn’t wait. Right into it from a very early age!!
    The Australian surf in their case…

  • 4 sauerkraut // Mar 27, 2007 at 2:49 am

    Surfing would be about as dangerous as pole vaulting.

    Except that pole vaulters needn’t worry about the sharks.

  • 5 Evelyn // Mar 27, 2007 at 10:00 am

    Minx, the kids have got it down! At that age there’s no fear. We want it, we go get it! Of course, Aussies have more sharks if I’m not mistaken! Thanks for visiting and leaving your note!

  • 6 Evelyn // Mar 27, 2007 at 10:01 am

    Sauerkraut, you’re very right about that! It doesn’t happen too often here but we have had a couple of surfers lose a chunk of their calf now and then. You’re a cool cat! Thanks for the chuckle!

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