Trip Start Dec 06, 2009
55Trip End Feb 05, 2010
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Well today was an awesome day. We got up at 5am (not the thing you normally do on honeymoon!) and drove to the north of the island to Waimea Bay where there was the possibility of the Eddie Aikau Big Wave surf comp taking place.
Parking was terrible and even at that time of the morning there were people everywhere. We found a park and got down to the beach. The waves were simply amazing! They were the biggest I have seen and I could have watched them all day. The event organiser finally announced that 'the Eddie is on!' and with a cheer of the crowd the surf comp started for the first time in 5 years. Waves have only been big enough to hold the event 8 times in the last 25 years so we were extremly lucky to be here for it.
Plenty of big names such as Kelly Slater, Andy Irons, Michael Ho as only 24 surfers compete and they all must be invited
Anyway after some huge traffic we made it back for some afternoon pool time. Then I went shopping again and bought some warm gear for later in the trip. Ly is yet to buy something!
Anyway having an awesome time. Hope you are too.
Ly here, well talk about sacrifices! Getting up early to watch the surfing was tough. I must admit though it was a pretty amazing sight to see with all these pro surfers and the crowd just going wild. They must love the attention. I tried really hard to get photos of Kelly Slater but I suspect he is camera shy because he managed to sneak past the crowds with all the girls not realising till it was too late
After using my navigation skills we ended up at a wonderful bakery called Lenards - a very well known institution here in Honolulu. We bought ourselves a dozen of these portugese style donuts called masaladas. And I tell you these were the best donuts money can buy - even better than a warm krispy kreme. We bought a dozen between the two of us in different flavours and I just scoffed one now. They are the best. I wish I could send you guys a box!
After we had our donuts we decided to try some authentic hawaiian cuisine. Can't say I enjoyed it much. The main dish is a steamed pork wrapped in spinach leaves. There wasn't much flavour to it and being the typical asian I had to douse it with soya sauce to be able to finish it off. There was also this nasty shredded pork which Daniel didnt seem to mind. We also warn you never to have this Hawaiian dish called Poi - it's like a sloppy purple play dough mixture made of Taro. Tasted awful!
Daniel has been shopping up a storm and with all the surf shops here I dont blame him. Seems we pay a lot in Australia for our billabong and ripcurl compared to the prices here.
Im glad Daniel is spending, takes some of the guilt from all the shopping I've done since we've been together, he still has a long way to go before he can erase my spending history!!! Tomorrow is our last day, I must say Im pretty happy with my tan. I've got the locals here guessing where I am from.
We're off to San Francisco tomorrow, cant wait!!!