One of our many trips to Hawaii was several years ago in August one year. We spent 10 days on Maui and stayed at a small local hotel. The lobby was full of people all hours of the day and night from local writers to foreign visitors. We ate, played and shopped with the locals, even ended up at an urgent care center waiting room. I have to say we spent much of our free time just hanging around the lobby learning much of the Hawaiian culture and native language.
On a suggestion from a young local boy, we tried the beach at Big Beach, just south of Makena State Park. He warned us it would have big waves. That was an understatement! Since we are good swimmer we went anyway. My husband and I got caught in deep swells and undertows. We made it back but collapsed at the shore, exhausted. After catching our breath, we high fived each other, flat on our backs, “We did it.”
Here is a picture of us just after the wipe out.