Looking for a little solitude? Maybe an early morning paddle is just what you need!
This beautiful shot from Thomas Hergenrader captures a lot of what we enjoy about playing in Hawaii’s Kona waters. On the leeward side, waves and wind are more calm, creating wonderful conditions for getting out and taking it easy.
The corals here are separated by swaths of white sand in shallow ocean. This causes the high contrast coloring of the sea, especially brought out by the angle of this photo, taken from a quad-copter.
On a clear day one can see for miles along Hawaii’s Big Island Kona coast. In Hawaiian the word “kona” means the leeward side of the island–as opposed to the windward side–and is generally to the west. read more
Ma’ili Beach Park on Oahu’s leeward side has some of the best sunsets on the island. read more
The sunsets on the leeward side of the Big Island after a rainy day. read more
Waves wash ashore in a shallow fan near Poipu Beach on Hawaii’s island of Kaua’i during a bright, yellow sunset. read more
The beach sunset on this night at Kaua’i’s Grand Hyatt offered more pinks and purples than oranges and yellows. read more
Taken from the side of a North Kohala mountain, the west side of the Big Island fills the view, including a cloud-covered Hualalai mountain. read more