Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Huge, day#2

After a break on Sunday, the surf got huge again.  Hubs and I took a drive up to Sunset and 
stopped along the way.

Sunset Beach...

Pupukea/Gas Chambers...



Chun's (no beach left, notice the caution tape)

Laniakea towards Haleiwa/Kaena Point
haze is the water vapor from the waves

that's the Haleiwa Harbor buoy in the foreground

It's hard to capture on film exactly the size and sound of all this.
A roar and pounding of the beach is the best way to describe it.

Monday, January 30, 2012


Yesterday, hubby and I were watching the Pipe Pro when they called it 
off for the day because the surf was too big/out of control.  They also said that
the surf was going to peak between 1-3 in the afternoon.  We decided to take
a drive up ad see if we could even get close. I'm so glad we went and that I took
my long lens.

third reef starting to break...this is so far out.

It was really unbelievable how much water was moving around and the noise.

then around 3 things started to change...the surf got smaller and cleaner.  Guys
started to paddle out and I was lucky enough to take these...


classic pipeline...

it really was a thrill

Friday, January 27, 2012

Royal Hawaiian Band

Yesterday the Royal Hawaiian Band came for a concert at Waialua Elementary
School.  It was great!  One of kindergartners Grandparents are members of
the band.  This was also part of the Blue Ribbon School celebration.

A group of second graders from the dance academy danced "Hukilau"

A group of students dressed up in native costumes from around the world to
lead the whole student body in "The World is a Rainbow".
 A group of teachers/staff danced "Pua Mana"

Mahalo RHB for coming all the way out to the country for a great concert!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fale Party...

Last Sunday I was invited to a party at the Moody fale.  
This was not only the usual monthly birthday party, but the last 
one before two of the Moody grandsons leave on their 2 year missions.
It was quite a turnout this time.  Lots of their friends there and to start off
we took a group photo and sang "Love at Home".

This time I took some chicken from Paalakai market...always a huge hit.

I'm so thankful that we have met this wonderful family and they 
have included in so many gatherings.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Coco Puffs...

Last Saturday I stopped by Liliha Bakery to pick up
some Coco Puffs to take to a potluck.
Saturday morning meant long lines, but I made it through with two dozen
of these over-the-top babies!

Coco Puffs are a small cream puff filled with chocolate and topped with

these two had never had one before and were covered with the goodness....

On one episode of Hawaii 50 there was a little grey box sitting on top of 
Mc Garrett's car...they know good stuff!

Instant love!

Lost count how many Bishop consumed
he took the left overs home, I checked...
they did make it.

Coco Puffs...
Heaven in a little puff