Aloha! We are in Waikiki, Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawaii, USA, and are at Waikiki Beach.
Waikiki was a retreat for Hawaiian royalty in the 1800s who enjoyed surfing there on early form of longboards. Today, the waves are crowded with haole and natives, mostly riding bodyboards.
There are people riding the waves and people under the waves.
Some folks were born on a surf board, I think.
I don’t know why you’d put a tattoo on a place you can never see — but it does remind me of the old joke, “Why do cowboys put their name on their belt?”
I wonder if this girl knows how close she is to getting smacked with a bodyboard.
Even though the waves are small, there are some great wipe outs.
Some folks ride the waves as if it should go on forever.
Sometimes it feels good to let the bubbly waters engulf you.
The ocean is vast, and there is room for everyone. Still, sometimes being on the right wave at the right time means that someone else has the same idea.
What is the protocol here? Might makes right? Defer to the guy on the right? He who smelt it, dealt it?
The yellow boarder accelerates as the wave curls.
The guy from Bolivia leans hard to the right.
It looks like he hit the brakes just in time.
The guy in blue seems to be proclaiming his innocence in the matter.
The guy in red, even if he now sheds tears, should be honored for having the courage to prevent a tragic accident on the waters of Waikiki. Yeah, he’s probably related to Eddie.
Red Head in Water
We see a redheaded girl in the waters, something of a novelty here in Waikiki.
She is easy to find; her bright red hair stands out in the blue water.
Then, when a wave approaches, she becomes agitated.
Just before the wave arrives, she puts her head on her bodyboard and holds her face underwater.
Is it a one-time thing? Is she just washing her face in the bubbly, warm waters?
Nope. Each time a wave approaches, she puts her face to her board and pushes it underwater.
Maybe it’s a Zen thing, I don’t know.
However, the pretty redhead seems to be enjoying herself, and that makes for a happy ending.
Spinning Bodyboard Guy
We see a fellow riding a wave, seemingly content.
He is traveling fast, then puts his hand in the water.
As he slows, he leans into it. Wiping out on purpose?
Instead, he flattens out and spins!
He lets the wave push him as he spins, careful to keep the board’s edges out of the water.
I didn’t even know you could do things like that. What an age we live in!
Spinning Bodyboard Girl
Then we spotted this girl. She was kicking ass and taking names on her bodyboard.
There’s that damn Bolivian guy again. Dude, MOVE!
Her smile says it all. Why would you want to be anywhere else?