It was a magical morning at Lanikai Beach, the kind that makes you feel like you are part of something special as you sit on the sand and watch the sunlight dance playfully on water that is so calm and clear it seems too good to be real. For more sky photos from around the globe please check out Skywatch Friday.
We easily spotted over two dozen sea turtles (Honu) feeding on the algae at Papailoa Beach last weekend. This guy was particularly friendly, and hung around in the protected waters where we played for at least an hour.
Sandy Beach is also affectionately known as "Breakneck Beach" - a name it owes to the steep shoreline and powerful shorebreak which make it a dangerous place for inexperienced body surfers and boogie boarders. There is no shortage of young daring guys willing to take on the waves though! I like the expression on this guy's face - still smiling as he's crashing :)