Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Aloha to Haleiwa

Haleiwa is the gateway to Oahu's North Shore.  The "house of the iwa" feeds, shelters, and outfits those who eat, sleep, and breathe surfing.

Speaking of eating, Haleiwa is a mecca for lunch trucks, especially those who serve shrimp!

Haleiwa offers shave ice in rainbow colors!

Haleiwa hosts a "MASH" sign!

I love old cars that find new life!

Haleiwa pays tribute to the armed forces.

A surfer contemplates the winter water.

Winter brings the larger waves to the North Shore.  Even though Haleiwa is sheltered by the harbor's breakwaters, a few waves challenge paddlers and surfers.

Beyond the harbor, I followed the beach to an abandoned pillbox.  The beach continues to Waimea.

These children play in the natural pools.  The volcanic rocks  protect them from the incoming surf.

I spotted tourists learning to surf ... 

.... souvenir shops ... 

.... and surfboard rentals.

This vintage VW van is intriguing ... 

... and so is its advertising!

Today's comments are open forum.  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, March 2, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 3, on SOS Aloha.


Kim in Hawaii


  1. Great pic, have been so long I'm not going to beach

  2. Amazing pics. I love the old cars.

  3. Reminds me of the 1960s rather than today. Great pictures.

  4. I love the MASH sign, that was one of my favorite shows.

  5. I love the pictures of the ocean, I really miss that being here in the desert.

  6. Surf boards sure have changed since the 60's and 70's

  7. Great pictures, Kim. I love the Mash sign, too, along with the tribute to the military.

  8. I love all these pictures Kim. What a great photo tour. Love the old VW bus! And the photo of the kids playing in the water is so cute. Glad they are protected from the waves. Aloha!!!

  9. As always, love your pics. So much wonderful color!

  10. Love the waves... the pic is with the kids is so cute too!

  11. Love the pics, Ty

  12. I just love the pics this week, okay I like them every week.
    The shrimp truck would be a sure weakness for me.

  13. Good way to advertise

  14. I love all the signs! Only 8230 miles to South America! lol