We went to a different beach each day we were on Oahu ~ there are so many to choose from but, for our first day, we settled on Waimea Bay, on the North Shore, where it’s unswimable for us mere mortals, in the winter months. Waimea Bay is famous for its winter surfing. The day we were there, the ocean was as calm and refreshing.
The other two beaches included the Kapiolani Beach Park down past the Aquarium and the Ala Moana Beach park where you can’t beat the wonderful view of Diamond Head. Surf was up outside the protected reef area and it was fun to watch the surfers. We tried to get a surfing lesson for FG but it was too rough with strong currents. Yet another reason to return soon.
After being in Guam for a year and being spoiled by the WARM ocean waters, we had to laugh at ourselves at fussing over the “cold” water in Hawaii. FG started referring to Hawaii as the ice island. It doesn’t bode well for our swimming in Lake Ontario when we get to New York. 😉